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Correction: No cows ever fell from a plane into a Japanese fishing rig

Correction: February 6, 2011

An article on Jan. 16 about drilling for oil off the coast of Angola erroneously reported a story about cows falling from planes, as an example of risks in any engineering endeavor. No cows, smuggled or otherwise, ever fell from a plane into a Japanese fishing rig. The story is an urban legend, and versions of it have been reported in Scotland, Germany, Russia and other locations.

Via Talking Points Memo.

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Obama Will Ban Fishing after He Kills Your Baby

 Obama Will Ban Fishing after He Kills Your Baby

Throw another one on the pile of absurd lies that Real Americans are willing to believe without a second thought as long as they will get another reason to hate Obama.

Apparently now, the President wants to ban fishing. What? Yes, he has set up a task force that is looking to make some recommendations about managing our waterways. It is therefore not a stretch (read: completely untrue) that the task force will ban recreational fishing.

Here’s some research from Media Matters.

Via Wonkette

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