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The e-mail rumor mill is run by conservatives
Nonpartisan debunkers such as FactCheck.org , Snopes.com , PolitiFact.com , Emery and The Washington Posts Fact Checker have been chasing down these tales and dousing them like three-alarm fires for years.(Theres even a chain e-mail that paints Snopes as a liberal cover-up for the White House.) Its often difficult for these myth-busters to say with certainty where a falsehood began. But the numbers are clear.
Of the 79 chain e-mails about national politics deemed false by PolitiFact since 2007, only four were aimed at Republicans. Almost all of the rest concern Obama or other Democrats. The claims range from daffy (the White House renaming Christmas trees as holiday trees) to serious (the health-care law granting all illegal immigrants free care).
Snopes turned up 46 viral e-mails regarding Bush during his eight years in office. By contrast, in just four years as a candidate and as president, Obama has been the subject of 100 such chain e-mails. The difference is not just in number but in kind: Twenty of the 46 Bush e-mails checked by Snopes turned out to be true, and many of these flattered or praised him. Only 10 e-mails about Obama have been true, and almost every one of them has been negative.
Emery estimates that more than 80 percent of the political e-mails that hes vetted over the past decade were written from a conservative point of view.The use of forwarded e-mail to spread [false information] around is overwhelmingly a right-wing phenomenon, he said.
The Internet is a megaphone that spreads conspiracies quickly before theres anyone to correct the facts. Theres no one between your crazy uncle and his address book.
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..