Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Email Lies about Immigration: "Just One State" email is hitting inboxes around the country.

Los Angeles Times reporter Hector Tobar writes about a false email that was forwarded to him:" What did I find? A stew made up for the most part of meaty exaggerations and spicy conjecture, mixed in with some giblets of truth. Two of the "stats" are the musings of a conservative op-ed writer. Another takes its information from a government "report" that is, in fact, a work of fiction. The last two items on the list are the most accurate -- but they reveal more about the prejudices and fears of the people passing the list along than they do about the supposed effect of 'illegals.'" You can read the full article here.

Please remember to separate the wheat from the chaff and verify your sources of information.

1 comment:

  1. This is not the first email with list of facts [sic] circulated by anti-Hispanic fanatics. The first was in 2005 claiming as its source the LA Times (the LA Times put a rebuttal on its website). Then in 2006 there was the fake INS/FBI report. 2007 had a new list which included several recycled facts [sic] from prior years. I guess people were too busy with the election to generate a list in 2008.

    "There's something really disturbing about a work of fakery meant to tarnish an entire class of people. You wonder what kind of person would pen such a thing.”