Emails forwarded by unknowing friends

United States
April 23, 2008 4:03pm CST
I have been receiving emails forwarded by friends who do not know better than to believe everything they read. With election time upon us, I constantly am receiving emails from friends making accusations about the different candidates. This really upsets me. All of them know that they can go to www.snopes.com and check out anything, but instead they just forward them on to their friends list. It is an insult to my intelligience for them to think that I would take something off the internet as truth, without checking it out first. But many people do, and repeat it to others.
2 responses
@mnflower (1301)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I would take the time and resend the same emails to your friends and tell them when you get the facts then they can email me about them until them just let them know that you do not want to receive email about that stuff...It is up to you if they are your friends I would suggest chatting with your friends about the content they are sending you and make sure they know about snopes.com
• United States
24 Apr 08
This is from a group of classmates who graduated in the late 1950's, early 60's. I have replied back over and over again, referring them to Snopes.com to see that what they have sent is not true. But a few of them do it anyway. I have almost stopped emailing 3 or 4 of them. One is a retired teacher whose excuse is that she never reads those things, she just forwards them on to us. Glad she didn't teach any of my kids. And the thing is, everything that she sends is against one party.
• United States
23 Apr 08
It is a shame. All of the misconceptions and lies told about the candidates. I wish people would check the facts before telling others, and ranting about the candidates because of untrue information. Hopefully, in the future people will stop believing every thing they hear and get the facts staight.