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GUEST,jts BS: How to spot an internet rumor (25) RE: BS: How to spot an internet rumor 10 Nov 11


Some time ago my father sent me a forwarded note saying that "Petro Express" was a name that "Hugo Chavez" was using to rename Citgo stations so that loyal Americans would be fooled into not boycotting them. I KNEW different. I wrote to some of the people on in the chain saying, "No that was not the case. It was a company that had sold Citgo gas. They were decreasing their involvement with Citgo and that in fact, I had SEEN, Yes! seen with my own eyes several stations switch their brand to Texaco. That they should be a little more aware of their facts when calling for boycotts that people's jobs were at stake, and that Petro Express was actually, albeit slowly giving them what they want, switching away from Citgo.

They wrote me back and each other insisting that I must be at best an employee of Citgo, at worst an agent of Chavez and to mind my own business. They said I had been "brainwashed by Snopes.com and other liberal media. Based on my experience, I don't have much hope for your wife's cousin.


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