So often I’ve tried to convince those in the blogosphere that what they are printing is false or less than accurate with no success. But I can tell you that whenever someone sends me an email from the “source” I dismiss it out of hand because…well…that source is less than credible.
Often times we here try to point out that what is being promulgated as fact is actually skewed opinion wrapped with shreds of truth. This is done with a varying degree of success.
In lieu of the following article appearing this morning on MSN I will forgo my previous planned closing of the article. Irish student hoaxes world’s media with fake quote.
The student Shane Fitzgerald had this to say:
“I am 100 percent convinced that if I hadn’t come forward, that quote would have gone down in history as something Maurice Jarre said, instead of something I made up,” he said. “It would have become another example where, once anything is printed enough times in the media without challenge, it becomes fact.”