Forwarded “panic” emails

Why is it  I get all these emails form pople with the latest outrage against society, with a link to snopes or some other agency supposedly verifiying the staements, only to find that when I click on the link and read the story it is 180 degrees from what the author intended?

Do people not bother to read past line 1 in any story any more? How much angst could be avoided if people simply opened their eyes and read the whole article? How about going a couple of extra keyboard strokes and Googling it?  90% of the “panic” emails I receive have several articles where they are shown to be false.

Of course without all this angst i wouldn’t have anything to write about now would I?

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