Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thought of the Day 2011 #11 - Fake News

There was a news story making its rounds tonight about Pat Robertson saying the northeast snow storms were god's way of preventing gays from doing "gay activities," problem is, it wasn't factual, but a bunch of reliable sources like Huffington Post and Yahoo carried the stories as 'opinion' articles. It's easy to miss the 'opinion' designation. It was so similar to an Onion story, but with normally reliable sources carrying it, it was hard not to pass on because it was so outrageous.  
So, thought is the day is just, "be careful out there."

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