How I handle chain letters

Today I received a email from a group that usually passes around cute or funny pictures or stories.  But the email today was identified as a preface to a new book by Lee Iacocca; Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, a rant against the presidency of Barrak Obama.

The email also challenged those who agreed to “pass it on”.  Well I pass things on by putting them in a post.  But I make an effort to not blindly repeat what I get without some fact checking.  This one unfortunately is a lie.  First it was not just published, this is from Business Week in 2007;

Iacocca devotes far too many pages to an attack on everything from President George W. Bush and the nation’s schools to the health-care system, obesity, and America’s pill-popping culture.

Right church, wrong pew. Secondly  a detailed analysis on Snopes.com shows that the version being floated on the internet is a heavily edited and rewritten copy that takes all reference to President Bush out and inserts whole sentences and paragraphs that attack the Obama administration.  A wonderful thing to be sure, but he wasn’t even elected when this book was first published.

I stand second to no one in my contempt for Barak Obama but I don’t think that plagiarism and deceit advance the cause. If the person or persons who re-wrote this would sit down and write an original piece slamming the failures of the Obama Regime I would applaud and support it.   If anyone is interested in Lee Iacocca’s actual book;

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Paperback – April 15, 2008

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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