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More on forwarded e-mails with bad info

In response to Sunday’s column on e-mails that pass along stuff that just ain’t true, Reader Tina Wynecoop sent a copy of a missive she’s received several times about Nancy Pelosi’s luxury jet.

The e-mai carries a subject line of “FW: Queen Nancy’s 757” and includes a photo of what it calls a USAF Boeing 757. It talks about Pelosi demanding a luxury jet to fly across country instead of the “small private jet” a speaker normally gets, so she ordered a Big Fat 200 seat jet, which costs $60,000 for each trip to California and another $60,000 back, and she makes one every weekend, so that’s $480,000 a month and $5.7 million a year, all while demanding people use less fuel and raise taxes.

“YOU WILL NEVER SEE THIS IN ANY NEWSPAPER IN THE COUNTRY! THEY HAVE NO GUTS…” it says.

You won’t, in fact, see this in The Spokesman-Review, because so much of it isn’t true. But it was checked by several news agencies when it first surfaced last fall, and if you want to know what they found, go inside the blog….

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

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