Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As seen on the web is as authoritative as seen on TV

“As seen on TV” as an endorsement of a product always gives me a chuckle.  So what if the product was shown on TV.  It was only there because the seller bought ad time.

“I read it on the web” is even more insidious because we have no idea what the source was and how reliable the source is.  One of the latest stories is that a three-year-old girl and her grandmother claimed they were asked to leave a KFC restaurant because the girl was severely disfigured by dog bites; the other customers “would be upset”.

Counter evidence includes no meal as described was on any register, no security camera shows the two, and the named restaurant had been closed for some time.

See http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/24/report-story-of-toddler-tossed-out-of-kfc-is-a-complete-hoax/

Of course, all you have to judge this is my little entry and the above web site.

Whatever, investigate a cause before you send money or sign a petition or forward a link.  Always!