Friday, 13 June 2008

Fight the Smears

Does your neighbor keep sending you e-mails claiming Barack Obama is a Muslim? Does your Dad keep asking you how come Obama won't say the pledge of allegiance? Are your co-workers convinced there's a secret tape of Michelle Obama making offensive comments?

It really ought to go without saying that all of these things are malicious and untrue (also, Barack is not friendly with aliens, does not hang out with Elvis and did not shoot JFK). Sadly, however, e-mail smears against Barack continue.

Fortunately we have a candidate and a campaign that is dedicated to truth and will work twice as hard as the smear artists do to get the truth out there. A new website, has now been created by the Obama campaign to make sure those who are given false information about Obama have an easy source to find the truth.

Those of us who support Barack (or who just believe in truth) have a responsibility to direct anyone who spreads false information about Obama to this website. If you get a chain e-mail, write back to the person who sent it to you, set them straight, and insist that they correct the record with anyone else they may written to. If you have a blog of your own, please post this link.

Internet smears grow like weeds unless they are pulled out by the roots as soon as they start.

(By the way, here's Barack reciting the Pledge of Allegiance:)

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