Oh why bother...
Efforts to correct mistakenly(?) reported facts are counterproductive:
...journalists’ attempts to correct misinformation is unlikely to sway public perceptions, according to a series of experiments by a Duke University political scientist.
“What we found is that corrections are ineffective for the group most likely to have the misperception,” said Brendan Nyhan, a Ph.D. candidate in Duke’s political science department. “Even worse, we found that those people may actually end up believing in the misperception more strongly after hearing a correction.”
“In the paper, we suggest motivated reasoning as an explanation for these results. People often counter-argue information that contradicts their predispositions. That may be what is happening here,” Nyhan said.
Ok, well that's depressing.
To escape from pondering the worthlessnes that is now my 401k, I turned to some widgets on Pew's site:
-- better than most, but I try not to brag. Too much.
-- Omnnivore, although I'm not under 30, male, or a college student. I think I belong more in the 'Connected but Hassled' category, but hey, it's science. Isn't it?