Anti-Obama Rumor Mill Exposed Again

Honorary Yooper4/22/2009 8:38:23 am PDT
This should be an object lesson in: 1) the folly of trusting unsourced rumors that circulate through email and blogs, and 2) the pitfalls of being so ideologically driven that you give in to hatred and believe stories that are—very obviously—suspect.

Exactly. One must be careful with where a story comes from. Been trying to take that to heart myself with the links I find for the spinoff link section.

For example, there was a decent sounding article over at NRO this morning regarding Hollywood’s dislike of humanity in two films (The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), and The Happening). I read through it, and then I got to the end. The author was a member of the Discovery Institute. I dropped the article like a rock and moved on. The very association and taint of his membership made the article suspect.