Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stella Awards and Fake "News" Reports

From Texas Lawyer Bob Kraft, this on point comment on how many items of "news" on the web are simply false:

"The e-mail about the "Stella Awards" has been circulating for years, and so have articles proving these stupid stories are lies. But the e-mail just won’t die. The latest newspaper column debunking the Stella awards was printed yesterday in the Houston Chronicle. Take a look. The article concludes:

Here’s the lesson: The next time an Internet tale makes you think things are even worse than you thought, check it out. Especially when the tale suggests that the American system is stacked against wealthy corporations.

One easy way: www.snopes.com, an excellent site that investigates urban myths. It took less than 30 seconds to ask for "Stella Awards" and receive the verdict: "False."

Well said Mr. Kraft.

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