9/11 Imposter?

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I know this is a blog about politics, but I encourage anyone out there who hasn’t already done so to read Amanda Ripley’s Time.com piece about Tania Head, the 9/11 “survivor” featured on yesterday’s front page of the New York Times. Ripley interviewed Head for a story about 9/11 survivors several years ago. She looks back on that interview and explores the phenomenon of people who pretend to be victims of disaster, as well as the tendency of reporters, including herself, to assume that victims who recount their traumatic experiences are telling the truth. It’s a great piece.