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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:46 AM

Someone Forwarded A Shocking Report to Me in Email:

But, it was right-wing bullshit, so I just deleted it, instead of posting it here on DU. That felt good.

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Reply Someone Forwarded A Shocking Report to Me in Email: (Original post)
MineralMan Jan 2013 OP
Tempest Jan 2013 #1
randome Jan 2013 #2
FSogol Jan 2013 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #4
MineralMan Jan 2013 #6
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #5
MineralMan Jan 2013 #7
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #8
MineralMan Jan 2013 #9

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:49 AM

1. I use filters

Punch in some key words, the typical right wing B.S., and they go straight into the deleted folder. And that's emptied every time I close the application.

I never even see them.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:50 AM

2. Clever.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:52 AM

3. Wish some more people would follow your lead.

Also wish people were less gullible.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:54 AM

4. The amount of people who get their news from chain emails is scary.

I still hear my mother-in-law insisting against all logic that there is going to be a 15% tax on all private home sales to fund the ACA.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:55 AM

6. It truly is scary.

Elections are won and lost based on lies far too often.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:55 AM

5. But don't all credible shocking reports come through email?

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:56 AM

7. Oddly enough, I do not consider my email inbox to

be a valid news source. Odd, isn't it?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:59 AM

8. But just today, I got a great offer that will make things bigger!

I don't actually HAVE those things, but I know some people who do. Are you saying just anybody can send out just anything through email? Are all emails fact-checked??

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:03 PM

9. Well, I have no need to make such things bigger, so I simply

ignore those. And the very idea that email could be anything but absolutely truthful is shocking, indeed. :rof:

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