You were ignorant. You had been fooled by the scumbag. You believed his lies without checking them out. Then you re-spewed them and, in the process, looked like a fool yourself. What possessed you to blindly believe him is beyond me; I don't know how you found the guy credible, but whatever.
Given that you had no clue what you were talking about, let's not put any blame on others for their interpretation of your fail.