Of course it was fake.

When Tahera Ahmad described a horror-show aboard a United flight from Chicago’s O’Hare to Washington Dulles in which a flight attendant told her she couldn’t have a Diet Coke because she may use it “as a weapon,” it never rang true to me.

Honestly, it didn’t pass the laugh test.  She may as well have described the scene in the violent movie “Pulp Fiction” where Bruce Willis’ character finds himself taken prisoner along with Marcellus Wallace in a torture dungeon under a pawn shop.  The melodrama of “I felt the hate in his voice and his raging eyes,” is a line out of a bad novel.

Thanks to Gateway Pundit’s scouring the dark corners of the Internet and uncovering the subversive and radical forum FlyerTalk, we now know the proof from a brave soul who flew aboard the nightmare in the sky.

I was actually on this flight on Friday evening from ORD to DCA. I have been a reader of this forum for a long time but seeing this all over the news made me sign up so I could tell you what really happened here and hopefully stop this liar in her tracks. I was sitting close enough to her to hear everything that was said. The flight attendant came up to the lady (I believe she even took her order first in the entire cabin as she was seated in the bulkhead 7d) and took her order. She ordered a coke zero and a hot green tea with a Splenda. The flight attendant handed her a full diet coke with a cup on top and then told her that the green tea would take a few minutes and she would get it to her ASAP. The lady said very rudely and condescending to the FA that she ordered a coke zero and basically pushed the soda back to the flight attendant. The FA said she was sorry and attempted to find a coke zero for her (which she did not have many of) and told her that she could only give her a portion of the can not the full can. This is when the lady in question started to freak out and told the FA “What do you think I will use this as a weapon?! Why can’t I have the whole can? I think you are discriminating against me. I need your name….” The lady just kept yelling to her “I need your name… I am being discriminated against.” This is when a few passengers told her to calm down and one guy told her to “shut her mouth and she is being ridiculous over a can of coke”. No one ever said anything anti-Muslim to her at all. She was the one who started screaming discrimination when she did not get what she wanted. The FA asked her numerous times if she would like anything else when the lady just basically pushed her away with a hand in her face. The lady then got onto her phone with her credit card and paid for the internet so she could start spinning this story on social media and she was never in tears. This person is a liar plain and simple and is just pulling the discrimination card.

Ahmad got what she wanted: an apology from United, and the flight attendant lost her job.

Ahmad described herself as a promoter of “social justice activism.”  That’s code talk for “liberal,” in case you don’t have the decoder ring.

These activists have a magnetic attraction to fake outrage, from mattress-carrying Emma Sulkowicz, to gay-slur-faking waitress Dayna Morales, to the mother of all frauds in social outrage:  Matthew Shepard’s murder, which was set up by gay journalist Stephen Jiminez to be a hate crime.  All lies.

And fake stories are encouraged, even ignored until exposed. Rolling Stone’s front cover of falsehood last November propped up “Jackie” as a rape victim when it’s clear she was not assaulted by her made-up assailant, and her (real) friends didn’t react in the callous way she related.  And Sabrina Rubin Erdely wrote it up, and Rolling Stone published it.

The siren song of victimhood is so strong that no liberal can pass it up.  But like the fable of the boy who cried wolf, every fake story of outrage and discrimination chips away at the real thing.

But, inconveniently for liberals, sometimes real discrimination isn’t what they want it to be.

When Alabama State University is accused of discrimination—against whites—in their hiring and admission processes, that story has victims of the wrong skin color (not to mention the fact that the accusers are a same-sex gay couple).

Steven B. Chesbro, who according to the suit is the only dean at Alabama State not designated as African-American or black, and his partner and fellow ASU faculty member John Garland also contend that ASU passed regulations specifically against same-sex couples and that officials retaliated against the pair for complaining about the university using race as a determining factor for both hiring professors and admitting students.

One of the allegations in Chesbro and Garland’s lawsuit is this:

Faculty members on one search committee insisted its primary goal should be to select someone who was both female and black and there were instances in which search committee members said only black applicants should be considered for employment at the school, according to the suit.

If the lawsuit was solely about sexual orientation, you can bet the press would be all over this.  But because it was also because the victims were white, you didn’t hear a lot about it. Back to Ahmad: turns out the United nightmare not her first deep dive into the murky waters of bad fiction.

The sad day is coming when earning your fifteen minutes of fame will override the value of truth.  Playing the victim is the left’s favorite game, but that makes the rest of us victims to their lies.

(crossposted from sgberman.com)