I launched a site today to debunk myths that have been flying around. Because the best place to debunk internet rumors is a website. And the type of people who believe these myths are tech savvy enough to know about the existence of websites other than AOL.
I'm not entirely pleased with the domain name: Fight the Smears. It sounds like an ovarian cancer prevention site or a place to post pictures of queers that have been smeared.
Still, the information presented is important, and it's presented in a format that the kid who had to repeat first grade can understand. We print the lie, then in much bigger, prettier letters say the truth. But on this website of undeniable authenticity, I'll elaborate on some of these rumors:
LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word “whitey” from the pulpit of Trinity United.
TRUTH FROM WEBSITE: No Such Tape Exists.
ADDITIONAL TRUTH: Because we destroyed it. But really is this such an offensive term? Anything you add a "y" to automatically becomes cute. Like the name Buck. You probably picture a tough redneck guy clinging to his guns. But Bucky is a soft teddy bear type who cries during sunsets.