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A Matter Of Opinion

E-mail hoaxes

Clark County Republicans were so moved by a pass-around e-mail about Barack Obama they posted it on their Web site. It was then taken down.

Emails saying Obama is Muslim and doesn’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance get passed around all the time. A lot political fiction does. I’ve been sent many things like this and asked why the media won’t report them. One good site to check such items is snopes.com, a longstanding debunker of urban legends.

What stock do you put in such e-mails from family and friends? If the information is wrong, do you point it out or do you quietly delete the message and move on? What examples have you received?


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