So I was carousing Yahoo's news site today and found quite a headline: Finally, I though, something to distract me from the revolution in the middle-east. But not all was as it seemed. While the story was very sensational, and even laid out the CIA/USA motivation for turning our own weapons against ourselves, it wasn't true. Turns out, Yahoo didn't do its homework. I did a little foot work and found another report on the same topic, but this one gave the source for the story (Yahoo does not) as one "Sorcha Faal". "Sorcha" runs a webpage that reports on all the crazy **** that the USA/West is up to these days. Things that FOX news and CNN skip over like: "US President Orders Military To Begin Jailing All Civilian Protestors To War" "Russia, China Order Forces To Highest Alert As US Forces Mass On Iranian Border" "Australia To Imprison All Muslims In Concentration Camps" and one of my favorites: "Massive ULF 'Blast' Detected In US Bridge Collapse Catastrophe" Turns out that the "Sorcha Faal" is a pen name for David Booth, who like to plagiarize and solicit people for money. He also maintains a number of sensational and extremist websites, chock-full of B.S. news. So how is it that Yahoo news missed this? Do they not check [their own] sources? Did it not seem odd to them that NO ONE was running this story aside from "Whatdoesitmean.com"? Why did they even think that site was a legitimate information source? All of this combines to make me really question the way we, as a culture, receive information. I'll admit I was a bit shocked and ready to run for the hills when I read the news. If I hadn't been willing to vet the story, I would have continued to propagate the lie. What is everyone's opinion on all this?