HOAX BUSTERS 

HOAX BUSTERS

A month after the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center we here at Fly on the Wall are still being bombarded by e-mails containing dubious information concerning the tragic events. Many of these false reports have already made appearances in normally reputable newspapers and magazines. A Web site dedicated to debunking hoaxes and so-called urban myths, www.snopes.com, has already responded to a number of these e-rumors. Here is a partial list of their findings:
  • The Nostradamus prophecy about the fall of "two brothers" (suggesting the World Trade towers) is a fake.
  • 4,000 Jewish nationals employed by businesses housed in the WTC did not call in sick on September 11th.
  • The photograph of an unlucky tourist posing on the observation deck of a World Trade Center tower just before a hijacked plane hit the building is a fake.
  • CNN did not use old footage to fake images of Palestinians celebrating after the terrorist attack.
  • No person trapped high in the collapsing World Trade Center "surfed" falling debris to safety.
  • It is entirely false that blue envelopes from the Klingerman Foundation containing sponges infected with a killer virus are being sent to random Americans.
  • No unburned Bible was found in the wreckage of the Pentagon.
  • Dunkin' Donuts employees of Arab extraction did not celebrate when the WTC was attacked.
  • There is no reason to believe that Islamic terrorists will be frightened away if American women take off all their clothes. But, hey, you just never know.

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