Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Spin Story Of The Year...

A good friend sent this to me.

This is how stories get changed to protect important figures...

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogical researcher, discovered
that Hillary Clinton's great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, was hanged
for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. The only
known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the
back of the picture is this inscription:

'Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885,
escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by
Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'

Judy e-mailed Hillary Clinton for comments.

Hillary's staff of professional image adjusters sent back the
following biographical sketch:

'Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His
business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian
assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning
in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a
government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings
with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital
investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In
1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in
his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.'

And THAT is how it's done folks!


Anonymous said...

That's an amazing story about someone from Hillary's family. And, of course, her response is classic Clintonian political spin. What's even more amazing is that Al Gore had a great great uncle who was a horse thief and train robber. Gore's great-great uncle was named Gunther Gore, who lived in Tennessee. In an astounding coincidence, it has been reported that George W Bush also has a horse-thieving train-robbing great-great uncle. Bush's was named Chadsworth Bush who lived in Texas. All three relatives of current day politicians were hanged in 1889, but in different states. Reports show that all three politicians answered with an almost identical response.

Oh, wait a sec! This is just too coincidental to be actually true. Let's check the facts at www.snopes.com or www.truthorfiction.com. Right. All three of these stories have been proven to be false in every way. No prison-breaking thief relative who was hanged in shame. No deceitfully spun political response from any of the three politicians.

These stories were created, copied, and propagated by people trying to influence weak-minded fools into believing one particular politician or another is a scumbag. Of course, you might that the work is satire. But the story isn't funny enough.

David Scott said...

If you live your whole life this uptight, I feel sorry for anyone close to you. Get over yourself.

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