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?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to A Matter Of Opinion

A Matter of Opinion is really a matter of three opinions – those held by the people responsible for the opinion pages of The Spokesman-Review. Check in regularly to find out what they’re up to, what they think and where they differ and to joust with them if you want.



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile