Some of the urban legends brewing out there about Barack Obama are truly stupid, but we Americans are apparently extremely gullible. Why anyone would take outrageous claims made in chain emails to be worth a tinker's dam, I have no idea. They're almost always pranks, hoaxes or outright lies. Check Snopes.com, people!
But now in addition to that invaluable resource, Obama's campaign has created a new website, specifically to combat the rumor mill. And good for him.
Obama Tries to 'Fight the Smears'
Barack Obama's campaign revealed a Web site this morning entitled "Fight the Smears" -- aimed at, you guessed it -- beating back misinformation, half truths or downright lies being spread about the Democratic nominee via television, the Web, radio and, most pervasively, e-mail. . .
Read more at: The Fix
And see Obama's new website at: FightTheSmears.com