More issues with Mr. Korpi
To the editor:
Dear DMG – I’m afraid you’ve been scammed! The letter titled “Straight talk on Obamacare” was anything but that.
Mr. Korpi may have harvested it from his e-mail or Facebook feed
DMG, allow me to introduce you to Snopes.com. I suggest that you use it to fact check any future letters you get addressing Obamacare. It’s easy to use and can prevent the embarrassment of passing along fictitious information. I searched on “Obamacare” and quickly found that, per Snopes, most of Mr. Korpi’s letter “is actually the work of Peter Fleckenstein, who issued the list as a series of Tweets and posted it to his blog in July 2009.” And Mr. Fleckenstein’s “exaggerated, misleading, inaccurate, or outright erroneous” list referred to HB 3200, which was never passed.
I recommend that “everyone” use Snopes.com and Factcheck.org to verify or refute this sort of thing before passing it along to everybody on your e-mail list, all your Facebook “friends”, and/or all your subscribers. If you do not do so, you risk contributing to the appalling level of ignorance and confusion in our current culture by negligence if not by intent.