Remember "Clock Boy?" He is Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old student in Texas who brought a clock he supposedly made to school and was arrested in September 2015 because it was believed it could have been a bomb. He briefly became a celebrity hailed by liberals. However, it was soon discovered that he didn't invent anything since he merely opened up a clock radio and placed its guts into his pencil case as revealed by Bill Maher in the video below.
Meanwhile his family filed several lawsuits which ultimately failed including a discrimination lawsuit which was dismissed on May 19 by a federal judge. However, even though the "Clock Boy" invention fraud has been widely publicized, many news outlets reporting the latest lawsuit dismissal have continue to perpetrate the fake news myth that he actually made the clock including this CBS News report.
A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student's attorneys failed to prove he was treated differently based on his race or religion.
In September 2015, Ahmed Mohamed, an avid hobbyist who was 14 at the time, assembled the clock using a circuit board and digital display and proudly brought the clock to school to show to his teachers. One of his teachers heard the device beeping and brought Mohamed to the principal's office. He was then arrested and suspended for three days.
Um, no. Sorry CBS "News," but when you merely remove the interior of a clock radio, that is hardly "homemade." Also dropping the pre-assembled circuit board and clock parts into a pencil case is hardly the same as having "assembled the clock." Many of the readers commenting on this story also pointed out that crediting "Clock Boy" with having made that clock is fake news:
He just took a clock out of its case and repackaged it, hoping to create a stir.
I'm about as liberal as they come but this was a stunt. All he did was disassemble a clock and made it seem like it was some project.
he didn't make a clock. it was made by a company and he took it out of the case and put it into a briefcase. He knew and his family knew what he was doing.
The boy ripped open a clock radio and tacked it to a board, it wasn't a project, it was a fraud. His family was revealed to have a track record of such behavior, revealed by the alternative outlets which were decried as "fake news" yet they had simply only revealed the actual fake news for what it was.
CBS News was hardly alone in perpetrating the "Clock Boy" fake news myth about his "invention." The Dallas Morning News also joined in.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Irving school district and the city of Irving by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, the teen whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.
And again it is the readers who have to set the record straight:
from Day One the DMN made it appear that Clock Boy had invented something, but the majority of its readership or at least the intelligent ones saw through that meme and pointed out that all he had done was to take apart a clock and stuff it into a pencil case that looked like an attache case.
Finally, the New York Daily News also continues with the "Clock Boy" fake news:
Ahmed was handcuffed and taken to jail in September 2015 after his teacher mistook his homemade alarm clock for an explosive. The teacher confiscated the item, but called police. Ahmed, 14 at the time, was arrested but released shortly after.
Apparently, the mainstream media is unable to give up their fake news myth about "Clock Boy" even long after it has been disproven.