February 03, 2006
some lies never die
As soon as I saw the headline ("FBI Joins Ala. Church Fires Investigation") I KNEW that I would see a lie in the article. Sure enough, there is was:
In 1996, race was a factor in a series of arsons that damaged rural black churches in Alabama and elsewhere.
Remember that lie? Remember the commercials during Bill Clinton's Presidential reelection campaign, warning folks that more black churches would burn if they voted Republican? Remember what complete bullshit that was?
I do. But some lies never go away because they fit certain selfish agendas better than the truth does. An "epidemic" of church-burnings was GOOD for the Democrats in 1996; so, they invented one. They did such a good job that their lies became conventional wisdom, thanks to the useful idiots in Mainstream Media, who reported the lies as gospel.
The same thing happened with the EPA's 1993 report on second hand smoke. That pack of lies STILL rears its ugly head in anti-smoking laws today, despite the fact that the study was thoroughly debunked years ago.
It's too bad we didn't have bloggers fact-checking some asses back then.
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