Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Correction: Little Red Book Story is Hoax

In my entry "They Know If You've Been Bad or Good...", I linked to a Daily Kos story about a student who claimed to have been visited by Homeland Security agents for requesting a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's "The Little Red Book" for a class paper. Turns out the story was a hoax.

While this doesn't negate the point of my original post, I will admit that I was wrong in promoting this particular story.

1 comment:

Lauren Steiner said...

Well, this just proves what they are currently teaching elementary school students about the internet - that you really need to be skeptical and to check the sources yourself before accepting everything you read there as fact. But come to think of, that might as well apply to the mainstream media these days as well.

Happy New Year everyone!