It’s been so long since I’ve received one of these I thought I’d share!
The ironically named Dave Champion writes from email@example.com
I just wanted to let you know I think your article suggesting the panic after the Welles 1938 broadcast was overblown was complete and utter shit. And not solid ones either….I’m talking a runny puddle of smelly, awful shit.
Professor Cantril did the ONLY scientific data collection on the scare and to come out 75 years afterwards and declare that it’s a liberal myth while offering “we couldn’t find any deaths attributable to the panic” as “proof” that there were none. Well then, using that logic, if I go out looking for horses and don’t see any, that must mean there never was any, doesn’t it? What’s the death certificate going to say? Died from panic listening to radio?
The tendency of pathetic hacks such as yourself to try and rewrite history to make yourself look intellectual are laughable and have the added benefit of allowing me to remove any remorse I might feel about lashing your ignorance with the whip of truth.
You should quit writing. You suck at it. Miserably. But looking at your bio picture, I can see that no man would have such a pudgy harpy as yourself, so it’s probably the only point of pride you have in your miserable little life, isn’t it?
Here’s how you do journalism you stupid cunt. FIRST you do the reading. THEN you draw your conclusions. What you don’t do is reach your conclusion first then find whatever’s out there that agrees with you.
No word on whether these two guys over Slate.com got similar emails…