I could literally write a book on the hotspots of Manti Te'o. Here are a couple of my favorite ones. It's Manti talking to Katie Couric yesterday. Katie Couric said, "Was this intoxicating for you, in a way, Manti?
Manti replied, "I think, for me, the only thing that I basked in was that I had an
impact on people; that people turned to me for inspiration. And I think
that was the only thing I focused on."
story, I felt, was... a guy who.... in
times of hardship and in times of trial, um, really held strong to his faith, held
strong to his family, and I felt that
was my story."
What is so interesting about this statement is that he talks about his life as a "story". A story is usually a tale, or plot.
Notice how he doesn't talk in first person about himself. He suddenly is a character: A guy, not "me" or "I". Who talks like this about themselves? This is highly unusual by itself.
Isn't it odd how he sums up everything that happened to him so easily after being through so much trauma? Most people can do that after what he's been through, but he sure can see clearly, can't he? It's his plot: "a guy who in times of hardship and in times of trial, held strong to his faith...and family."
Is that what his story is really about, or was that what he was "selling" us? If I didn't know any better, I'd have no idea that he was a man who was scammed by one of the most embarrassing scams of a lifetime: a man impersonating a woman and he falls for it and in love, and he doesn't even rank that? It's laughable, if one is to believe this is true!
Can you hear the script?
It's mind-blowing. Think it is a fluke?
Here is another one:
of tailored my stories
to have people think that yeah, he
met her before she passed away so people wouldn’t think I was some crazy dude.”
"He" being "Te'o". There he goes again talking about stories and characters!!! Clearly, Te'o knows how to use first person just fine when it comes to real experiences -- when people might think "I was some crazy dude."
I could go on and on and on...
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