“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
Churchill’s quote is especially true in the internet age.
There seems to be an internet rumor going around–an old one that is getting “recycled” in friendster/myspace. This rumor concerns Art Bell, an eccentric radio host from Nevada who supposedly wroten a disparaging email about Filipinos. After reading the rumor I did a little research–imagine my surprise when I saw pictures of him with a Filipina wife! Here’s what I found from wikipedia:
In July 2001, the Philippine Daily Inquirer printed an email letter purportedly from Bell that made derogatory statements about Filipinos. This letter was subsequently demonstrated to be a hoax perpetrated upon Bell, who in fact had a publicly loving relationship with his Filipina wife and his previous wife Ramona, who was also Filipina, and who often spoke openly about his admiration for the Filipino people on his radio show.
Here’s a guy that loved his wife (Filipina), spent some time in the Philippines (considered moving there), and married another Filipina. I don’t think this guy hates Pinoys.
Please don’t post/email things without doing a little bit of research.
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