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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:30 PM

"America's Got Talent" star is a fake.

Timothy Poe, the supposed "wounded veteran" who stutters but sings well, turns out his military exploits are fake.

(It was on ABC news, he made up all his "heroic" exploits.)

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Reply "America's Got Talent" star is a fake. (Original post)
Archae Jun 2012 OP
Woody Woodpecker Jun 2012 #1
MADem Jun 2012 #4
PatSeg Jun 2012 #6
dogknob Jun 2012 #17
PatSeg Jun 2012 #18
HooptieWagon Jun 2012 #2
Archae Jun 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Jun 2012 #12
FrodosPet Jun 2012 #8
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #15
Zanzoobar Jun 2012 #5
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #7
dems_rightnow Jun 2012 #14
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #16
snooper2 Jun 2012 #23
HiPointDem Jun 2012 #9
AngryOldDem Jun 2012 #10
Phentex Jun 2012 #11
SGMRTDARMY Jun 2012 #13
JI7 Jun 2012 #20
Cave_Johnson Jun 2012 #21
boppers Jun 2012 #19
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #22
MadHound Jun 2012 #24
Zax2me Jun 2012 #25

Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

1. Ah... I didn't care much for Poe.

 

I was just amazed at Andrew De Leon.

What a voice......

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Response to Woody Woodpecker (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:41 PM

4. Was that the guy who sang O Mio Babbino Caro?

Looked Gothy-Punky? Shy?

I couldn't understand how he could hit those notes--quite astounding. He was singing in a slightly lower key than Kiri Te Kanawa, but he was up there and he was pretty doggone good, too.

He really should get some formal training. He has a future in opera if he wants it.

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Response to Woody Woodpecker (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:53 PM

6. He did have an amazing voice

but that whole story line looked scripted too. It feels like American talent programs are trying to get their Susan Boyle moment. Maybe this genre is finally fizzling out.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:00 AM

17. They always 86 the obviously most talented one...

...an "everyperson" must always take it.

I can't say if the guy in question was any good or not because I don't watch these days.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:51 AM

18. I don't watch these shows anymore either

I saw a clip of it somewhere. It was an opera piece, so he will get a lot of praise, but no prize.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

2. Well, making up his military record is bullshit.

And a stutterer who sings well is no rarity... I know a couple.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. I know that, I was a fan of Mel Tillis.

But it sounds like his Poe's "stutter" is fake too.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:35 AM

12. Yes, my brother and I took Mel Tillis boar hunting many years ago.

And there is a local musician, Joe Roma, who has a stutter... he sings wonderfully like Dave Mathews.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:26 AM

8. The best stuttering singer

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

15. Making up military records is a Repuke trait. nm

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. Color me STUPID!

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:14 AM

7. No disrespect intended, but I dont care. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:56 AM

14. Thank you for taking the time to not care. N/T

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Response to dems_rightnow (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:15 PM

16. I guess I deserved that.

It's not like I dont partake in a reality show or two, but I certainly dont take them series.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:22 AM

23. Oh come on, you care just a little itty bitty bit right!

I know you do, just a tiny bit!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 04:10 AM

9. most of it is fake anyway. most tv is fake.

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:53 AM

10. What made him think he could get away with this?

Especially with the story he told, in front of an audience of millions? All this is easily checked out, and would have been found out eventually.

I'm always amazed at how liars think. Is it hubris, stupidity, or both?

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:57 AM

11. Wondered the same thing myself...

I didn't see the show but I heard the story on the radio. How stupid is this?

I have no idea how the selection process works but you'd think the people involved would do some sort of background check. They probably ate up a story like his. Why wouldn't they have checked some of this out first?

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:43 AM

13. Anyone who tells a lie like that

 

should be put in front of real veterans and made to explain why they would lie about being wounded in combat. I hope he didn't at any time wear a Purple Heart. That would really piss me off.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:06 AM

20. it's like there is some strange need to have fame and go to certain lengths for it

he actually did serve didn't he ? but this need to make up some heroic story and seek love from others. it's not just this but so many others who want it in any way.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:08 AM

21. We all know someone like that...

 

... just not the brightest bulbs.

This guy bothers me less because he is so stupid. I'm more bothered by fake veterans claiming benefits and status that they didn't earn.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:58 AM

19. Who was stupid enough to think television was real?

Wow, sad that people could be fooled into believing that television had any basis in reality.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:49 AM

22. Imagine that!

Someone puts on a fake persona for teevee......

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:25 AM

24. America's Got Talent is fake,

 

Just another fake reality show, broadcast on the fake medium of television, stirring up a fake controversy in order to generate fake ratings.

And the amazing thing is all this fakery actually manages to generate huge, real, monetary profits. Yeah, fakery sells A sad commentary on our society.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:56 AM

25. These 'reality' shows are hotbeds of fake.

 

Arrest histories, lies. Deception.
Probably the only 'real' part of a reality show.

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