Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Help! The Commies Are Coming! PolitiFact Debunks Another Wingnut Rumor

Thanks to the Internet, practically everyone with a computer is only a click or two away from Crazytown.

To put it another way, the Internet has accelerated the circulation of political nonsense, speculation and rumors, making it more difficult than ever to tell what's true from what's not. 

Today's example: a widely circulated e-mail on a trade agreement that will allow the Chinese—the Reds!—to live and work here in the good ole U.S. of A!

It's a sensational story, even scary. But it's not true, which is a big problem if you are trying to scare-monger, as some on the Right are wont to do. (Exhibit A: Glenn Beck. Exhibit B: Michael Savage.)

The helpful PolitiFact link is here.

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