Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't Spread Rumors!

An anonymous reader posted a comment that is worth repeating: "When I lived in California, the yellow pages had an Earthquake Checklist...Number 1 was, as I recall: Don't spread rumors." I remember trying to cross the GWB into the city on the evening of 9/11 and getting the wonderful news (reported by 1010 WINS, I believe) that terrorists were trying to blow up the bridge and a van full of explosives had just been pulled over. Turns out none of it was true. Don't spread rumors is such a simple concept and it makes sense. Just something to keep in mind.

1 comment:

Survival Food said...

Rumors only create panic, and result in unnecessary casualties due to stampede etc. They should be avoided at any cost.