Coming Out of Left Field

Monday, November 15, 2004

Runaway rumors

The Web can be a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can be dangerous ...

-- An e-mail petition is circulating (I've gotten it three times now) to protest David Hager's appointment as head of the FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. Great, except that he's already been on the committee for two years (just as a member, not as the head):

Snopes: W. David Hager

-- In a couple of different places, pro-Kerry people have told folks to send reports of voting fraud to John Kerry's brother, Cameron. After having his law office e-mail swamped with messages, Cam is now asking that reports be sent to the DNC instead of him:

A message from Cam Kerry

I guess the one good thing about the pre-Internet, pre-telephone days was that rumors took a much longer time to spread. Though I suppose they took longer to debunk, too.

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