Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:
This letter is in response to one you published Sept. 25 from Jess Black of Fort Scott. Mr. Black, I am truly happy that you have embraced the world of the Internet at your tender age of 80-plus.
However, like so many that send emails that are most often political or religious in nature meant primarily to inflame feelings of prejudice against one political party or religion are doing a real disservice to those you send them to. You stated that you could not vouch for the validity of this information, but based on the current world news it makes sense. What you so willingly passed on and even got published in the newspaper was false information.
This email has been circulating in one form or the other since 2000 with only the names changed from Bush and Gore to Obama and McCain. Professor Joseph Olson Of Hamlin University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., did not write this, and furthermore, the facts are false.
Please check out the website below for the real facts regarding this email you wanted everyone to read. In the future, I hope you will check out the truth or fiction facts in emails before sending them on. I agree that with the election a few short weeks away that we as Americans must vote and give some careful thought to our selections, but do it based on well-grounded and truthful information. (http:///www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/athenian.asp#1urBzvbZ1Us1f2IW.03).