Those darn Freepers!
By Number Six
Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 07:30 PM
And straight away, a tip of the Six ballcap to our dear friends over at Democratic Underground for this cute little deal: Seems some of those Obama smears are coming from....yeppers...Freeperland!
Stay with me...
As Allen scrolled through the e-mail about Obama, she saw that the list of people who had received the missive consumed several full screens. Her first thought was to try to learn about the people behind the addresses. She traced a number to North Carolina Web sites about golf, but quickly hit a dead end. Then she had another thought: What if she took some of the unusual phrases from the text of the e-mail and Googled them?Meaning, this researcher followed the trail back and may have found the wellspring for these irritating emails we all end up getting: Freeperville.
Her eyes fell on this untrue sentence: "ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Kuran (Their equivalency to our Bible, but very different beliefs)."
The use of "their equivalency" and the spelling of "Kuran" instead of "Koran" made the sentence her point of departure.
That search showed that the first mention of the e-mail on the Internet had come more than a year earlier. A participant on the conservative Web site FreeRepublic.com posted a copy of the e-mail on Jan. 8, 2007, and added this line at the end: "Don't know who the original author is, but this email should be sent out to family and friends."
Albeit, many of these "sources" claim an "unnamed" source, of course and a horse is a horse, of course.
And we thought Weekly World News made shit up?
Anyways, go read the story. You'll laugh. I did. OAO.