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Sorry, The Restaurant Receipt Left By That Nasty, Rich Banker Is A Photoshop Hoax
The Smoking Gun ^ | February 27, 2012 | Buster

Posted on 02/28/2012 7:56:50 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man

The restaurant receipt that a California banker purportedly used to denigrate a waitress--while also leaving her a one percent tip--was wildly “altered and exaggerated,” according to a spokesperson for the Newport Beach restaurant where the businessman supposedly dined earlier this month.

A photo of the receipt has gone viral in the past few days, fueled by a back story claiming that the measly tip was the imperious financier’s way of provoking a member of the lowly “99%” who was not sufficiently solicitous. The claim about the tip--and a photo of the receipt--first appeared last week on a blog that is now offline (along with a related Twitter account).

In fact, a spokesperson for True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach told TSG that the eatery was able to locate the actual “merchant copy” of the February 16 credit card receipt and it reveals that the online version has been Photoshopped.

In response to e-mailed questions, spokesperson Jami Reagan reported that the original receipt does not contain the notation “Get A Real Job.” Nor does it have an arrow pointing to those words from the “Tip” line.

The amount on the actual receipt is $33.54, Reagan said, not $133.54 as seen on the altered receipt. And while the tip on the online receipt claims that the server was left $1.33 (or one percent of the bill), the actual tip was $7 on the $33.54 tab.

The “Future Ex Banker” blog, now AWOL, claimed to be authored by someone who worked in “the corporate office of a major bank for a boss who represents everything wrong with the financial industry: blatant disregard and outright contempt for everyone and everything he deems beneath him. On top of that, he’s a complete and utter tool.”

Gilding the lily, the anonymous blogger also noted, “Mention the ‘99%’ in my boss’ presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the server doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his Holiness. Oh, and he always makes sure to include a ‘tip’ of his own.”


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1 posted on 02/28/2012 7:56:53 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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2 posted on 02/28/2012 7:57:49 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

So...is the photoshopper going to be punished for defamation of character?


3 posted on 02/28/2012 7:59:07 PM PST by madison10
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To: Tex-Con-Man

This was one of the top stories by Yahoo and it was obviously written by an OWS lib author who injected class warfare in the original story. When you start off with “rich wealthy banker..” you know it’s going to be biased..


4 posted on 02/28/2012 8:02:45 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
But, I was so outraged!

I'm a 99%'er, and he was obviously a 1%'er. So, it had to be true!

Actually, that's a pretty good tip -- about what I usually leave for good service. I don't bother to calculate 15% -- I just double the amount and move the decimal point to the left by one digit.

I also round to an even dollar -- it makes it much to compute the total.....

5 posted on 02/28/2012 8:03:39 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: max americana

Not only that have you all heard the ‘news’ about the findings by “scientists” that are saying that “Rich” people are meaner, nastier etc. It ran on ABC radio news today and was printed in the UK DM and another site I forget.

Sounds like a concerted effort to stir the pot.


6 posted on 02/28/2012 8:07:07 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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7 posted on 02/28/2012 8:10:13 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I had just figured that the “banker” part was a hoax, and the actual customer who ate there was John Kerry.


8 posted on 02/28/2012 8:11:10 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Outlaw Woman

Another ABC story said oil companies (greedy ones) were to blame for gas prices.

Zero responsibility for Zero.

Remember the Bush nightly economic disaster reports four years ago?


9 posted on 02/28/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Tex-Con-Man

But the turd who posted it has a blog “exposing” his a-hole big banker boss on the net. Is that too a hoax or can this be traced back to him (the blogger)?


10 posted on 02/28/2012 8:13:01 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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11 posted on 02/28/2012 8:13:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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Proof yet again that the Occupy movement was started by a Canadian “progressive”...

The inability to grasp the concept of a nominal tip, versus the reciprocal insulting tip proffered by unhappy customers.

God forbid they catch on to the usual practice of leaving cash tips, and slashing through the tip line on CC receipts for truly exceptional service.

12 posted on 02/28/2012 8:21:01 PM PST by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: TigerClaws

It’s criminal. The journalists in the country, with the exception of a very few, should be charged with treason imho.

Yes...I remember


13 posted on 02/28/2012 8:23:48 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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You do realize this was a hoax, too?

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/item_AXXCKlN1Ae6R2ogohVFKRN

http://blog.pumapac.org/2008/10/21/i-regret-the-error/

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/10/michelle-obamas-room-service/

14 posted on 02/28/2012 8:28:30 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: submarinerswife
Discussed in the article.
15 posted on 02/28/2012 8:29:10 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: justlurking
If the Post and PUMAPac say so. But factcheck is run and funded by the same people who funded Bill Ayers and Barack Obama, so they have no credibility, at all.
16 posted on 02/28/2012 8:32:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: submarinerswife

futureexbanker.wordpress.com is no longer available.

The authors have deleted this blog.


17 posted on 02/28/2012 8:37:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Hmm. He starts the waitress' cheezy ballpoint with a squiggle at the top of the check, and writes his '7s' with a hashmark.

Just like me.

Although he tips more.

≤}B^)

18 posted on 02/28/2012 9:38:39 PM PST by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the rollin' homey empire.)
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Other than that the story is true?


19 posted on 02/29/2012 2:05:22 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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If the Post and PUMAPac say so. But factcheck is run and funded by the same people who funded Bill Ayers and Barack Obama, so they have no credibility, at all.

Ironic, since it was FactCheck that provided the links to the Post articles (both the original and the retraction), as well as the apology from PUMAPac.

20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:25:59 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: submarinerswife; Tex-Con-Man
I suspect that the receipt actually belonged to the original blogger, who created his "boss" to whip up class envy.

If so, he probably didn't expect the merchant to dig up the receipt and expose him as a liar.

21 posted on 02/29/2012 4:30:41 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Unmentioned was the fact the waitress pays no taxes. Her fair share is $0.

She has no stake in America and has no authority to bitch about others.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:42:02 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: justlurking
he probably didn't expect the merchant to dig up the receipt and expose him as a liar.

He got the desired outrage reactions by the idiots that read and posted on the original story the other day. They probably won't see that it was a lie so that they will continue believing that this guy is a brave little martyr for the "cause".

I can imagine some smelly trust fund maggot being interviewed by a drooling "journalist" at the next "occupy" gathering regurgitating this BS story as a fact for their useless flea infested comrades.

23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:49:32 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: max americana

Did Yahoo publish a retraction?


24 posted on 02/29/2012 4:57:12 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Did Yahoo publish a retraction?

Ironically, Yahoo did update the original story with a leading paragraph that The Smoking Gun had contacted the restaurant and were told that it was Photoshopped. But, they didn't change the inflammatory headline:

Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Incites Class Warfare Between the 1% and the 99%

They did finally follow with two articles:

Update: Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Is a Hoax

Banker’s 1% Tip is a Hoax; Real Receipt Obtained

25 posted on 02/29/2012 5:10:21 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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I’ll be damned...appreciate the heads up.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 6:29:49 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: count-your-change

``Other than that the story is true?’’

It’s not whether the story is true - it’s the SERIOUSNESS of the charges!

/libtard


27 posted on 02/29/2012 8:48:11 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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