Must be the special circumstances regarding current events, but folks again are losing their minds in very public fashion--on the Internet.
Monday's New York Times ran a piece detailing how a fringe activist has helped spread the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim.
The press release was picked up by a conservative Web site, FreeRepublic.com, and spread steadily as others elaborated on its claims over the years in e-mail messages, Web sites, and books. It continues to drive other false rumors about Mr. Obama's background.
(And while I write these words, another e-mail arrived, asking in … Read more