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Twitter Denizens Mock A Very Silly (And Violent) Right Wing Urban Legend

Just got back from a short vacation, and so am still in the process of catching up and getting back into the game. But I was pleased to see this report from Adam Weinstein of Gawker about a hilarious Twitter smackdown of one of those nauseating and half-literate right wing…

How to assess a wingnut’s urban legend

Urban legends: They’re the lifeblood of right wing nuttery. Liberals crunch facts and figures, demonstrate inequalities and propose policy solutions rooted in core values such as believing that nations as wealthy as ours shouldn’t have the streets clogged with orphans begging for food. Conservatives talk about how they heard somewhere…

How we know what isn’t so

I’m fascinated with the sort of urban legends that Snopes collects, because no matter how much literal truth is in them, they tend to get passed on because people are telling you something about their values and prejudices. With that in mind, I have to share a comment from the…

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