[Homestead] Lying political candidates
mmcharry at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 17:44:41 EDT 2008
I'm way behind in discussing all the stuff we discuss here, but I've
been able to read a lot of it. The discussions about lying have been
particularly annoying. The following is what I put together to people
who send me the latest fabrication of Obama's hidden Muslim faith
(etc, etc, etc). Since the morons who send this kind of stuff haven't
learned about BCCs, I can reply to most of their address book. I've
used this kind of public reply for years. I'm amazed that I still get
much of it.
Before you send this kind of stuff out, at least check Snopes.
"50 Lies by Barack Obama":
"Barack Obama is not a US citizen":
"Obama is a Muslim": http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslim.asp
"Hugo Chavez is funding Obama's campaign":
If you visit Snopes and type "Obama" into the search box, you'll get
at least 66 hits. At least 60 of those hits indicate that the
scurrilous comments are FALSE. Lies. Untruths. If John McCain can't
win fair and square, it seems that he's willing to use unethical
(might one say "immoral"?) tactics.
Try the same thing with the word "McCain" and you'll get 37 hits.
Surprisingly (Really? Does this surprise you?) most of them are TRUE.
E-mail lists facts about Senator John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain.
Article recounts details of Senator John McCain's divorce from his
first wife, Carol. (true)
E-mail describes the military pedigrees of Senator John McCain's sons.
Article by Karl Rove describes Senator John McCain. (undetermined)
Does John McCain not qualify as a natural-born citizen of the U.S.
because he was born in Panama? (undetermined)
Did John McCain once say that 'the Democratic Party is a fine party,
and I have no problems with it.' (true)
Did John McCain say he would define the income level that divides the
middle class from the rich as $5 million? (true)
The difference is that most of the reports circulating about John
McCain are true while most of the reports circulating about Barack
Obama are false.
Does this tell you anything?
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