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Do you forward political based emails without checking the content first?

I'm always getting these crazy emails, like the one that says that Nancy Pelosi flies around in a 757-size jet or that Michelle Obama paid $450 on room service for herself, and it got me wondering... Do people believe everything they read, or are they just so lazy that they don't take time to check the facts on something before passing it on??


Asked by mbdc at 12:09 AM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't even open them, if someone in particular keeps sending them I send them a let's argee to disagree and please stop sending them, if that doesn't work I send a few back with the truth added the block the person. Most of the politacul ones are just funny, the one that really bug me are the religuos ones cause my friends and family know I am not xtian.

    Answer by emptynstr at 6:48 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I don't even look at them.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:10 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Delete all is my favorite button.
    Obviously, NO

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:12 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I delete them. The sad thing is I have family members who believe them!

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 12:13 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I don't usually get them. My personal email is only for a selected few close friends and family. I see stuff on here, facebook, anda few other sites I am on...I usually ignore them. I find it funny when people post those emails on here... Like someone posted something they claimed as fact, ~ George W Bush said~ "Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It's just a goddamned piece of paper!" Those moments are funny.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:26 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I don't forward things to begin with. Typically if the subject starts out Fw: I don't even bother reading beyond that.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:32 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • No. My FIL was "great" about doing that. He would send me dozens of forwards in a day and I would delete them. Eventually I blocked him.

    Answer by bubsiclesmom at 12:55 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I don't even open them. Plus, I hate forwards, so why would I harrass other people with them?

    Answer by art.diva at 12:58 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I don't forward that kind of stuff anyhow. I really seldom get them anyhow, and if I do I don't pass them on.

    Answer by Freela at 12:32 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I read every one i get i do not foward them .. My beliefs are mine and i will not force them on anyone i make my choice on facts that i know are right for me.See you at the polls...

    Answer by MTM at 10:20 AM on Sep. 30, 2010