Kyle Wood, gay Wisconsin GOPer who said he was hate crime victim, made the whole thing up

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Kyle Wood lied about being beaten up for his sexuality, the Madison PD says.
There's been a Weird Wisconsin-worthy twist in the Kyle Wood story -- yesterday, Wood revealed that he made up his tale about being savagely beaten up last week at home by a man who he said told him, "You should have kept your faggot mouth shut."

SEE ALSO: Gay Wisconsin GOPer savagely beaten: "Should have kept your f****t mouth shut," attacker says

The Madison PD updated the police report to read: "In an interview [yesterday] afternoon with Madison Police detectives, the victim in this case recanted his earlier statements in regards to this crime."

More from the Isthmus Daily Page:
Captain Joe Balles, commander of the South District, confirms that Wood recanted his allegations of the beating.

Although he would not go into detail about the case, Balles said, "I updated that press release because I felt it was imperative we get something out there because of the politically charged background this was happening in."

He said that the department will do its "due diligence" and discuss with the district attorney's office whether any charges will be filed against Wood.
Wood, 29, has been working as a full-time volunteer for Republican congressional candidate Chad Lee, who will be squaring off against openly gay Democrat Mark Pocan in a week's time.

Queerty provides some analysis of this latest development:
Since this couldn't come at a worse time for Chad Lee, what with the [e]lection just days away and Pocan already heavily favored to win, who's willing to wage that [gay Republican group] GOProud will make a statement denouncing Kyle Wood as a liberal spy in the house of Lee who had planned to bring down that political machine from day one. Ten bucks, who's taking it?
The revelation also looks bad for Daily Caller, the Tucker Carlson-founded conservative news site that first reported Lee's story. For the second time in just over a week, the Caller has put a conservative spin on a story that didn't pass the smell test -- first with an expose linking Any Klobuchar and Tom Petters that one longtime Petters watcher characterized as "old rehashed stuff" and an "October surprise hit piece," and now with the original Lee story, which included a quote from GOProud's co-founder saying the assault reflects the "hate and vitriol directed towards a gay conservative from gay liberals," despite the fact there was never any strong evidence about the identity of the alleged assailant in the first place.

In the days after Lee first went public with the assault allegation, he provided another conservative news site with threatening text messages he said were sent to him by a gay Pocan staffer. Those text messages were addressed in an email sent to the Daily Page by Dan McNally, campaign manager for Pocan, even before the Madison PD announced that Lee's story was made up.

"These allegations are completely false," McNally wrote. "These text messages are fabricated and we've referred this matter to Madison police. We are currently in discussions with an attorney and intend to sue for libel or defamation." Indeed, the Madison PD confirmed the text messages, like the rest of Lee's story, were fiction rather than fact.


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CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Just to make MB happy - I admit that I was incorrect when this story first broke.

Kieron
Kieron

Indeed, he should have kept his, um, mouth shut.

patrickdentinger
patrickdentinger

this is another instance of GOP freaks faking an attack. remember that dumb broad McCain supporter in '08 who claimed an obama supporter attacked her and carved a "B" on her face? haha... the "B" was backwards because she used a mirror to carve it herself. all i can do is laugh.

zach.pasdoe
zach.pasdoe

Haha.  I knew his story was b.s.  I bet he isn't a Republican either.

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

Mitt lies like a rug, GOP activists are freaking out over poll numbers they don't like, and GOP nutjobs are faking hate crimes. As a party, the GOP appears to be in full frontal meltdown mode.

Paige Benda
Paige Benda

so did someone beat him up???? or did he just beat himself up like Jim Carrey in Liar Liar.....?

Jametta Raspberry
Jametta Raspberry

I had a feeling when I looked at that overly dramatic head shot of him in a neck brace fashioned with just a mere bump on the head. He was looking a but rihanna-ish sans black and blue face. Shouldve went with my overly judgmental gut on this one.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland Oh the little coward won't apologize for being wrong.  Remember how you used this incident to attack gay people and Democrats?   Don't you look pretty stupid jumping the gun.  Remember when I correctly said this was fake?   You are a doofus.  You need to go away at this point because you are embarrassing as this Republican idiot criminal.  Also, posting a right wing hate site further proves what a bigot idiot you are.  That website you apparently love hatefuly claims Mathew Shepard's murder wasn't a hate crime.  The murderers who murdered Mathew originally used the "gay panic" defense initially so its fairly obvious Mathew's sexuality was a factor.  They tortured him for hours and left him to die.  Most thieves don't do that to their victims.  Evil bigots do that to people.  Obviously bigots like you and Fred Phelps will ignore reality in order to hate gay people but in the real world we make fun of stupid fools like you.  Remember your stupidity and hate are why you were wrong yesterday loser.  My smarts and ability to think clearly are why I was right.  You are a fool and a child.  Adults learn from their mistakes.  Children like you bury their head in the sand and don't change their minds no matter the facts.  Go away stupid bigot.  Your way of thinking isn't wanted among civilized people. 

keny1
keny1

 @mark.gisleson apparently, you haven't looked at the recent polls.  Oblamer is not in a good position right now.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @mark.gisleson Sad how this is par for the course.  Isn't it about time a GOP idiot said something stupid about rape?   We haven't had any anti-gay Republicans caught with a male prostitute in a month or so.  We are due for that.

keny1
keny1

 @MicheleBachmann  @CinBlueland Did you hear that everybody?  MB thinks she is among the "civilized people".  ROFL!!  That is the funniest thing I've heard all year!!  LOL!

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann : everytime I respond to you I prove you wrong, but you've never apologized for it, why should this guy?

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