Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Capron reports email spam as fact

This morning, Jay Capron reported that cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketers. We must assume that he learned this information from some email spam that he received, since no reputable news sources were reporting it. And thanks to the marvel of recorded newscasts, he repeated it for hours before finally confessing his error at noon. (Of course, he tried to mitigate his mistake by invoking the "only trying to protect our listeners" defense.)

He must have some really slow email, because this rumor has been circulating (with revised dates) for at least five years.

Oh, well, at least now he knows that he's qualified to work at the Morris Herald if he loses the radio gig.

Federal Trade Commission