Urban Legend Archives
Ed Freeman and Political Manipulation
It goes on and on: See Update.I generally don't want suggestions for True's Honorary Unsubscribe feature; my usual problem is having far too many possibilities for the one slot each week. In July 2009 a new trend started: people wanting me to do an Honorary Unsubscribe write-up for Ed Freeman, a brave Vietnam War helicopter pilot who saved about 30 shot-up kids and was awarded the Medal of Honor -- the U.S.'s highest military decoration.
The Few, The Proud, the Falsified News Story
There's a story that's going around (and around, and around) that's so full of crap, I thought it was time to set the record straight -- it has turned into an urban legend. It also has some profound implications on how someone is trying to manipulate you.