September 10th, 2008

breaking bad

Myths and truths

Slacktivist had a really good post early this week about the Procter and Gamble myth. The myth - actually a lie - is that the Chairman of the massive American soap company Procter and Gamble went on telly and announced that he was a Satanist and that the profits of the company were dedicated to the work of Satan. Snopes fills in details here. It's been doing the rounds since the 1980s at least.

Slacktivist wonders in this post what people are thinking when they continue to pass this rumour on. Can they be so stupid as to think it is true? If they don't think it's true, why are they passing it on? When they boycott the soap, based on an obvious lie, what are their motives?
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