Well, it looks like I’m eating my Thanksgiving bird early this year, but instead of turkey, I’m having a big plate of crow, served up nice and hot with all the trimmings by my learned colleague and dear, dear friend, Mr. Murphy.
My previous post (go down one) concerned an email I received concerning the media indifference to Denzel Washington’s generosity towards our servicemen. Now, I really should have known better. I KNOW that most of these forwarded emails are bullshit to one degree or another, but I allowed my own bias on this issue to get the better of me, and I published it more or less verbatim without doing any proper research. My bad.
Mr. Murphy very properly pointed me to www.snopes.com, which I had never heard of before, although I’m sure I’ll be visiting it often in the future. To get the real deal on this story, go here.
Now, in fairness to myself, there is in fact a substantial element of truth to the original email. Denzel Washington did, in fact, make a substantial donation to the Fisher House Foundation, a fact which was largely ignored by the media, which I do believe reflects a bias on their part.
But nevertheless the fact remains that I didn’t do my homework, for which I was rightly taken out to the woodshed by Mr. Murphy.