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I Can't Believe I Fell For It! Sorry!

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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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I know we all want to be accurate when we post on ATS, but I really screwed up and I'm sorry. I posted an article from a satire site that had been repeated as a real story on several other sites. I hate it when that happens! LOL!

Anyway, I'm going to remember that if it sounds too crazy to be true, check snopes.

I apologize!




posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

It happens.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
I know we all want to be accurate when we post on ATS, but I really screwed up and I'm sorry. I posted an article from a satire site that had been repeated as a real story on several other sites. I hate it when that happens! LOL!

Anyway, I'm going to remember that if it sounds too crazy to be true, check snopes.

I apologize!


The sad thing is that it didn't sound too crazy to be true.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Don't feel bad. It happens to everyone. In fact, I read about one that was on the Onion. China's media thought it was the real deal and ran with it.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Most people who've managed to stick around for a lot of years have done this at least once...

no big deal




posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

It was uncharacteristic for you BH. You can take a mulligan.

We still love ya!

There is all kinds of crap like that going around on both sides.

Should be an entertaining election cycle.

Like this story.


BREAKING: OBAMA CALLS FOR TEA PARTY FLAG TO BE BANNED

WashingtonWeeklyNews
It was re-posted all over the conservative net a couple days ago, all linked back to this one site.
The comments would have been hilarious if they were not serious, but they WERE serious.

People need to be careful and vet stuff, the BS is thick this election on both sides.


edit on 7 29 2015 by stosh64 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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I did it once when I thought a hand puppet was a real dinosaur...

I don't think it gets any worse than that to be honest.


Snopes is a decent little website.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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I really appreciate it, everyone. I feel like a heel, but it's so nice to know I'm forgiven... this time.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

yea..i knew who wrote this thread before i even clicked on it.

If anyone tells you they haven't been duped before, they're lying.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo

ya know, this is true.

My first thought: how did BH fall for this?

My next thought: Well, it really isn't that far fetched, given who the subject is. Honestly, if i saw it on a typically legit news site, i wouldn't have disbelieved it either.


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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
I did it once when I thought a hand puppet was a real dinosaur...

I don't think it gets any worse than that to be honest.


Snopes is a decent little website.


You made me

I missed that one.
I think it has happened to all of us.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Don't be so hard on yourself, BH. You're appreciated here.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Don't be so hard on yourself, BH. You're appreciated here.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I'd have to echo what others have ready said. It's not like you are known for doing things like that and it's not something you do all of the time. It happens to the best of us and your reputation lets everyone know that you certainly weren't doing it to pass something off you knew was fake.

It's ok. I know that we are most often harder on ourselves than others are... Give yourself a break and have a giggle at it after the sting fades.




posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

Ahhh mate you didn't miss much to be honest...

Within 5 minutes I was corrected, jokingly lambasted and digitally assaulted.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:41 PM
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But, at least the article you mistook as real was humorous.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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All good! don't stress about it.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 09:00 PM
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I honor you honesty. It takes a big person to own it!

Most never do.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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Seems mild when compared to the lies that are told on purpose on ATS in an attempt to sway partisan opinion.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I will hold it against you, Heretic. Someone has to. What's an apology if there is at least one who doesn't accept it?




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