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It only took about a couple hours before folks started calling Ashley Todd a liar. (Read the comments to her posts.)

Is this the Susan Smith Effect?

Whatever happened in that Pittsburgh parking lot, even if that’s nothing at all, today’s gonna be an uglier day because of it.

UPDATE, 11:25 a.m.: Ashley Todd has now made the comments section of her blog private. At last glance, basically every commenter was calling the attack a hoax. Todd’s second to last post, logged about the time of the alleged mugging, if the clock on the site is to be believed: “Oh the blog I will be making soon…”

UPDATE, 1:51 P.M.: Ashley Todd’s blog has been removed from the Republican staffer site. Looks like she never saw a big black attacker after all. This is a girl in trouble.