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subego Jan 19, 2013 02:01 AM
Chicago Tribune

Not into football, but I am into craziness.

CentralParkMac Jan 19, 2013 06:33 PM
subego Jan 19, 2013 06:38 PM
But not real humans...
raleur Jan 20, 2013 09:30 AM
Given our recent history, it's not hard to believe that people fall for an online fraud... but what's amazing about this story is the amount of emotional involvement, and how easily the kid began to take on the aspects of the lie himself. I'm this is only a tiny portion of the emotional and psychological morass.
subego Jan 20, 2013 05:23 PM
You buy he wasn't in on it?
raleur Jan 20, 2013 06:33 PM
Honestly, I have no idea.

It does seem strange that he would fall for it, but some people are suckers for the right kind of scam, so it's plausible he was duped. I don't know the man, but a lot of people have strong emotional reasons to believe and even perpetuate lies, even when they know it is otherwise.
raleur Jan 24, 2013 11:40 AM
Te'o tells Katie Couric he lied

Now it's getting interesting.
abbaZaba Jan 24, 2013 12:31 PM
I find it very very very very hard to believe he was 100% fooled. Also, it was just made known that most of the phone conversations were voiced by the man. It just gets more and more unbelievable.
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