the watergate effect
RE: A BLOG I MADE LAST NIGHT
Hey lambert, and all,
I posted a unsourced "rumour" about Obama's Muslim ties in Kenya last night
in an attempt to find out what our educated bloggers knew about it.
Sorry about that, truly, One of the difficulties of being...new here.
I appreciate the high road approach I see in effect at Corrente
and I understand that we do not want to be seen as rumour mongers.
That was not my inttention and I hope I was not misunderstood
What I posted was a bulletin floating around Myspace with no direct link
but some mention that it MIGHT be from the Wall Street Journal.
And, as I explained, I had never heard any of that information before
and it would be quite troubling...if true.
So I posted it AS an UNFOUNDED rumour hoping that someone more knowlegable at corrente knew more about Barack & Kenya than I do
and could confirm or refute it one way or the other.
The first poster gave what I thought was a complete contradiction
of the "story" and some balanced information about what their own
reseach has found in defence of Barack's uneventful relationships there.
So, in my view, we succeeded in squashing a salacious rumour
about the same time shystee posted about the "no rumour" thing,
which I totally understand and agree with so,
since it's clearly not true, I did ask her to delete the whole blog cause
I don't know how to delete one myself.
I think the lesson learned is positive all around and that is that this
site is both well informed and intolerant of "gossip"
And that means the system actually...works...here.