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Monday, September 28, 2009

E-Mail Hoax (In Re: "BILL COSBY")

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Just now, I received a forwarded e-mail from a friend of mine.

Normally, I delete forwarded e-mails without reading them, but this friend is usually reliable, so this time, I read it.

Big mistake!

The forwarded e-mail was about BILL COSBY announcing his platform as a write-in candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Suspicious, I checked first at the SNOPES web site, where it was revealed to be a HOAX.

Then, I further verified it as a hoax by checking at the official BILL COSBY web site, and at the FACEBOOK social networking web site.

Here's what Mr. Cosby had to say:
  • A viral email is appearing on the internet purporting to be a Bill Cosby statement that he is running for President of the United States in 2012 and outlinig his platform. This is a hoax, completely false and with no factual basis. Bill Cosby says, "False Bill Cosby statements are not funny nor fun and sometimes mean-spirited."
  • September 4, 2009

This is an OLD e-mail hoax, originating during the last Presidential election.

Please, guys, take a moment to check things out before passing them on.

It only takes a few seconds to do a search at the SNOPES web site, or using the GOOGLE search engine.

If I could do it, then why couldn't you?

Additionally, when you send an e-mail to a whole bunch of people, please show some consideration for their privacy, and conceal the identities of each recipient.

It's easy to do.

Just address the e-mail to yourself, and then select the "BCC" box for all of the other recipients.

That's how you do it.

That's how it works.

Thank you.
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Washington, D.C.  20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."


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