There is an old saying that goes “You can’t believe everything you hear.” In this day and age, what with viral videos, soundbite political ads, Twittering, mass e-mail forwards and ever-shortening attention spans, we do tend to believe everything we hear. Research is time consuming and considered perhaps somewhat unnecessary in the information age. This is especially true if a piece of information creates an emotional response. We hear something that makes us mad, and in a blind rage forward e-mails, talk out of our heads, or fire off a heated blog post. Does it matter whether or not the info is true?
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