Are we in serious trouble? Yes. Our government can’t be trusted, and our news media slants the news so much they may as well be lying. Nevertheless, with a bit of research we can get a fairly good approximation of the truth. Therefore, BEFORE we post something or email it to our friends we need to investigate. That is particularly true if what you get does not provide even a halfway reputable source.
Here is an example.
This needs to go around, over and over. We need to learn !!!
Read entire story, we should be very, very concerned about this!
And to think that Fox News was the only channel that reported this. They may be “politically incorrect”, but at least they had the courage to report it.
In my opinion, the Muslims are all getting very brave now. Read Tedd Petruna’s story below. Can you imagine, our own news media now are so politically correct that they are afraid to report that these were all Muslims?
Unbelievable. Thank God for people like Tedd Petruna.
Tedd Petruna is a diver at the NBL (Neutral Buoyancy Lab) facility at NASA Houston .. Tedd happened to be on the AirTran Flight 297, from Atlanta to Houston. Here’s his report :
“One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my father. On Tuesday, the 17th, I returned home. If you read the papers the 18th you may have seen a blurb about where an Air Tran flight was canceled from Atlanta to Houston due to a man who refused to get off of his cell phone before take- off.. The story was only on Fox News. That was NOT what really happened.
And so forth.
I am not going to embarrass the blog I copied this off of by linking to the post. What would be the point? Google the darn thing. It is all over the place. The problem is that every blog that posts this thing hurts its reputation and that of other blogs by association.
Because we live in an era when clever liars think themselves clever, we must trust but verify (as Ronald Reagan once said).
Here are several reports on that story.
- Flight 297 (www.snopes.com)
- What Happened on Flight 297? (www.factcheck.org)
- Muslim Mayhem on AirTran Jetliner-Truth! Fiction! (www.truthorfiction.com)
Anyway, if you got taken in, don’t get mad about it or upset. Happens sooner or latter to everyone. Just pledge yourself to fact checking BEFORE you email or post. Otherwise, don’t email or post. If it is not important enough to verify, then it is not that important.