Can we all stop the mindless forwarding e-mails now? E-mails are not new things anymore. And the accuracy track record for forwarded e-mails has to be around 5%. If you really must forward an e-mail, at least go to Snopes.com before making a fool of yourself.
I don't generally get e-mail forwards for two reasons: 1) I tend to "reply to all" debunking them and 2) I'm not a conservative. When I reply to all and debunk, I'm taken off the sender's forwarding list for the rudeness of correcting them. Because I'm not a conservative, I'm just not in line to receive 98% of e-mail forwards anyway. I'm not sure why false e-mails seem to be so pervasive in right wing circles but they are.
Anyway, it's amazing to me how a tool that has so much information to offer has, in one respect, been turned into a massive generator of bullshit. Here's an idea on how to fight it.