Danbury News-Times screws up, falls for Neo-nazi hoax
Wow! I'm speechless!
How could the News-Times not verify this Neo-Naxi allegation before releasing it in the paper? Was their only source an email from this guy? Because of an article that was clearly not verified, the city pulled a permit for safety reasons thus stopping a rally from happening.
One thing is for certain, someone at the News-Times has some explaining to do.
Danbury Police said Friday that the man who claimed to be a member of the Grey Wolves neo-Nazi group made up the entire story. Police said there is no such group as the Grey Wolves, and the man apologized for his behavior.The editorial board of the News-Times have to explain themselves regarding this major screw-up.
Because the Neo-Nazi threat has been removed, Mayor Mark Boughton said the city will give a permit to the Minutemen United to hold a religious rally and prayer vigil on Danbury Green Tuesday to support the dissolution of the barriers between religion and government in the United States.
"I apologize to the city of Danbury,’’ said the man, who refused to give his name to the News-Times. "I’m a fool. I’m an idiot.’’
The man, who said he lived in Fairfield County, said he made up the name Grey Wolves because of his indignation over the rally.
"I’m a strong supporter of church and state,’’ he said.