Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Snopes-ing Health Care Zombie Lies

Republican lies about health care don't just appear out of the ether (although it seems they do sometimes), they're often disseminated through various chain emails. Like Nigerian scams or online pharmacy ads. And they're about as useful, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if many of the recipients get added to junk-mail lists. If I harvested email addresses for a living this would be a great way to do it, since people mindlessly (or not) forward stuff like this to their friends all the time. So the next time you hear some crazy weird thing about the "Obama" (I put that in quotes, because the White House hasn't authored any of the current health care bills making the rounds in Congress) health care plan, you know where it comes from.

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