Friday, November 26, 2004

The Weird and Spectacularly Weird

The web is a wonderful tool for gathering information, but as we all know, it helps to be an educated information consumer. There's just so many words out there, some of them written for pure shock value, a lot of it written with tinfoil hat permanently welded to the author's head.

Here's one I ran into this morning:

Saudis, Enron money helped pay for US rigged election

You wanna live on the hairy edge of tabloid reality? Try Jeff Rense's website,, the web's answer to Weekly World News.

But the thing is, when you read some of the weird and the wonderful, keep in mind Agent K's admonition to Agent J (in MIB) regarding tabloid journalism: some of the best investigative reporting on earth. Within every tabloid tinfoil hat story, lays a kernel of truth - or there would be no tinfoil hat stories.