Weekly Standard Suggests Swastika At Rep.'s Office Was A "Fake Hate Crime."

August 11, 2009 3:32 pm ET — Chris Harris

In an August 11, 2009 blog post for the Weekly Standard, blogger John McCormack implied the swastika spray-painted on the sign in front of Rep. David Scott's Smyrna office was self-inflicted in order to attract sympathy for the Congressman.

A Self-Inflicted Sympathy Swastika?

In a post titled "Beware of Fake Hate Crimes," Weekly Standard blogger John McCormack implied the swastika spray-painted on the sign in front of Rep. David Scott's Smyrna office was self-inflicted in order to attract sympathy for the Congressman.

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McCormack wrote:

Now, today, just when Rep. Scott could use a little sympathy from the public, we get a report that Scott has been a victim of a hate-crime--a swastika was spraypainted on a sign outside of his office.

In recent years self-inflicted hate crimes have come into vogue among certain citizens on the right and the left.

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But given the fact that the Nazi imagery so neatly dovetails with the left's smearing of health-care protesters as fascists, isn't it more likely that this act of vandalism was committed by one of Scott's supporters?

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