The New York Times released their “October Surprise” against Donald Trump last night.
At that moment, sitting at home in Manhattan, Jessica Leeds, 74, felt he was lying to her face. “I wanted to punch the screen,” she said in an interview in her apartment.
More than three decades ago, when she was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company, Ms. Leeds said, she sat beside Mr. Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. They had never met before.
About 45 minutes after takeoff, she recalled, Mr. Trump lifted the armrest and began to touch her.
According to Ms. Leeds, Mr. Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
She fled to the back of the plane. “It was an assault,” she said.
But it appears the story is entirely false, and the New York Times was officially “punked!”
Why? Because the story appears to be borrowed from a Velvet Underground song.
The lyrics are nearly word-for-word what her story is. This is shocking!
Whoa. "Like an octopus" line is from a song and previous famous news story. New blog from NYT is a hoax! pic.twitter.com/tjwn0fD2r9
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 13, 2016
— ((Queen Deplorable)) (@KillAnderson) October 13, 2016
Listen to the lyrics with “Like an Octopus” and decide for yourself:
The owner of the New York Times is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. And while the paper publishes this October Surprise, people are ignoring the WikiLeaks report that confirms Hillary Clinton’s campaign has worked closely with the New York Times on many stories:
Hillary Clinton spent time in summer 2015 with The New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich and made a crack about 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
But the remark didn’t make it into the long profile. Leibovich agreed to give the Clinton campaign veto power over the statements she made.
The revelation comes in Part III of a massive email release from WikiLeaks.
Leibovich evidently gave the campaign the ability to ax quotes as part of a deal for access.