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No, Monica Lewinsky’s Son’s Body Has NOT Been Found in Central Park — Fake-News

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Circulating report claims that the body of Monica Lewinsky’s son, David, has been found in New York’s Central Park under “Suspicious Circumstances”.


Brief Analysis:
The claims are untrue. There are no credible records that indicate that Monica Lewinsky has a son called David and no child of hers has been discovered dead in Central Park. The false story comes from a fake-news “satirical”  publication called “America’s Last Line of Defense”.  The site freely admits that its content is fiction presented as fact. Nothing published on the site should be taken seriously.

Example:
BREAKING: Monica Lewinsky’s Son’s Body Found Under ‘Suspicious Circumstances’

The body of Monica Lewinsky’s son, David, was found in Central Park just hours after he was discovered to be missing. The 28-year-old David had just left a casual breakfast with his half-sister, Chelsea, and was last seen turning into an alley near 3rd. Monica Lewinsky Son Dead Fake News



Detailed Analysis:
According to a post that is currently circulating via social media, the body of Monica Lewinsky’s son, David,  has been found in Central Park in New York. The post features an image depicting police examining a sheet-covered body in a park.

Clicking the post opens a report that provides more details about the supposed death. The report suggests that the death is suspicious and implies that it may have a connection to the Clinton family.

However, the claims in the report are untrue. There are no credible records that indicate that Monica Lewinsky has a son called David. Nor are there any reports confirming that any relative of Lewinsky has been found dead in Central Park.

In fact, the story is a work of fiction and the event described never took place. The story comes from a fake-news website called “America’s Last Line of Defense”. The site includes the following disclaimer on its “About Us” page:

DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.

In other words, if you believe this crap you’re a real dumbass.

So, nothing published on the site should be taken seriously.

The image used in the fake post is taken from genuine news reports about the 2016 death of a homeless man in Central Park.

It is always wise to verify any strange or unusual “news” reports that come your way via social media. Usually, a quick search on a news aggregator such as Google News will reveal if a circulating story has any factual basis.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer