I am completely baffled by the people that read and repeat or forward a totally bullshit email.
Just recently there was one making the rounds telling how the Duck Dynasty show was being cancelled because all the atheists and liberals were complaining about the prayer scenes being shown each week.
Upon investigating at snopes.com we find that the show may be discontinued because of a financial dispute, seems the bearded wise ones want more money. (Like they don’t have enough already).
Also received one a while back exclaiming the U.S. government was taking “In God We Trust” off their coins; using both sides of the dollar coin as an example. Well a quick check at Snopes.com again revealed the falsity of this claim. In God We Trust is embossed on the edge of these coins, always has been.
It should be obvious these bullshit emails are started by well trained people in the employ of the Koch brothers, the Mackinac Center or some other right wing extremist group as they are very professional in their delivery and methodology.
The number of these I receive has dropped dramatically from what it was a few years ago. I like to think the people are finally wising up and using some method to confirm or deny the story and then just deleting this bs. But I suspect the real reason is my constant effort at calling them out. They probably just took me off their email list.
And another thing here, many of these bs emails come from devout Christians. Are Christians more susceptible to believing anything they read? Or are they just happy to forward something they agree with and think it will help their cause?
If you have a favorite bs email please send it to me. I will compile and post some of the best here as time allows.
And don’t forget to help me understand these people 😉
Thanks for the help.
“It is easier to fool people, than to convince them they’ve been fooled” – Mark Twain
- You really should run that by Snopes (newsherald.com)