CHECK YOUR FACTS PEOPLE!
Just because someone typed it up all pretty and clicked "send", doesn't make it true. And how is easy is it to cut and paste to make something sound so terribly different than it should have?
What spurred this post is an email I received from a loving family member. It claimed that Obama called veterans selfish- referring to the opposition veterans voiced against the proposal for veterans to use their own private health care to pay for combat injuries. The quotes in this email were not only sensational- but totally false. You have to be smarter than the average bear to make it to be president, I just don't see the President saying such things. The said proposal was withdrawn, by the way. There is more to it, of course. Reading the details, I did not agree, and I am glad it didn't come to pass. Oh, and this was all from last year. That goes to show you how long these emails float around in cyber space.
So how do I get my point across to said loving family members, without ticking them off? Any thoughts?