Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Don't Trust the Internet 101

It's a good thing I'm not a reporter or I would have been fired for my gaffe. Snopes reports that the Sarah Palin book list is crap. Based on everything I've read, it was not so hard to buy right into it. Hook. Line. Sinker. Anyway, I was wrong. You can quote me on that. Wrong. I'm like the Fonz and don't readily admit that.

My source, admittedly not a bona fide one anyway, was wrong. However, Palin did inquire about banning books, which in principle, is horrid enough for me. Sure, the specifics are unknown, but the point is, she flirted with censorship. She went so far as to hike up her skirt, suck in her gut, and apply red lipstick to see how far she could get. The book list is apparently from a long, well known (well, not known to this writer) list of popular books to ban. The whole concept baffles me, saddens me, confuses me, angers me. I suppose Are You There God It's Me Margaret? is presumably safe since the big guy's name is in the title.

Things like this are why it's a good thing I simply opine instead of report.
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The Over-Thinker said...

Judy Blume is the DEVIL the DEVIL!

Pshaww...Palin is such a wanker.

Anonymous said...

Even if it was a list that she did, I have read many of them and we would probably still be able to find them, though it would be difficult. Judy Blume, oh I learned so much from her!! You are a great person for fessing up to an error, maybe you should be a writer, they don't always fess up.

foolery said...

Kudos to you! We all buy into stuff every day, but we don't all -- including myself here -- raise our hands from the back of the room to tell on ourselves.

Also, these e-mail/internet scams work because they play on our most cherished values -- in this case: reading and freedom of speech and the open sharing of ideas. What better phony story to spread by bloggers than anything attacking those values? Rotten liars who waste all of our time

High fives, Miss Ilina. :)

-- Laurie @ Foolery

San Diego Momma said...

As a confirmed opiner, I feel your pain.

But I like your opining. And also the fact that you clear up any factual errors. (Hheeeyyyy!)

Also not a reporter,