Fact Checks

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‘Hijacking Dry Run’ on AirTran Airways Flight 297?

This is a forwarded email that gives an eyewitness account of an incident on board a Air Tran Flight 297 that ended in a 2 1/2 delay in the flight because a passenger refused to hang up his cell phone. The story said the un-cooperative passenger spoke only Arabic travelling with 11 other Muslim men who could have been practicing a “dry run” for a terrorist attack.

President Obama Criticized by an Editor of London Daily Telegraph- Mostly Fiction!

A scathing article about President Obama allegedly written by Alex Singleton of the United Kingdom’s London Daily Telegraph. It says that President Obama has animosity towards Great Britain because of how it it once ruled Kenya. Because of this the President returned a bust of Winston Churchill that England gave to the U.S. and that he also gave cheesy gifts to Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Congress Has Passed The American With No Abilities Act- Fiction!

This is a forwarded email that said Congress passed a bill called “The American With No Abilities Act.” Under this new bill, more than 25 million new mid-level positions will be created, all having very important sounding titles with little responsibility, which will provide the new workers with a sense of purpose and performance.