Saturday, October 24, 2009

On the Internets, Laziness (and Gullibility) Has Its Consequences

Link to October 23 post, "Shocker for conservatives: Obama may not hate the Constitution".

Alex Koppleman describes how the right, including Rush Limbaugh, falls for a hoax about the president's college thesis.

As a bit of basic research would have shown Limbaugh, Obama didn't technically write a thesis at Columbia -- at the time, Columbia didn't really have senior theses -- though he did write a thesis-length paper. But it was on Soviet nuclear disarmament, not the Constitution.

Research? It's not in a bloviator's job description.

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