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It’s a correction no media outlet wants to make. As the Dallas Morning News put it so delicately on July 17, an American Airlines spokesperson said a multitude of news stories “claiming a flight was evacuated because of fart-related odors are false.”

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It’s a correction no media outlet wants to make. As the Dallas Morning News put it so delicately on July 17, an American Airlines spokesperson said a multitude of news stories “claiming a flight was evacuated because of fart-related odors are false.”

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On Aug. 21, North America will experience a solar eclipse, a particularly awe-inspiring event for those along or near the path of totality and one that will scare the bejeezus out of those who haven’t been paying attention and are surprised by the world’s unexpected plunge into darkness.

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I was standing in the crowded Charlotte Douglas International Airport, seeing my daughter off on an adventure to the other side of the world and simultaneously looking down at my phone and trying to solve a work-related problem a mere 100 hundred miles away when I heard – or I thought I hear…

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Everywhere I go, which is mainly work, the convenience store and home, people ask me the same questions: What happened to the Monkey Action News Team? Were you disbanded and if so, why? Were you finally kicked to the curb by Fox News after so many years of bombastically twisting the truth?

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When Chuck Berry duck-walked across the stage at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on Labor Day weekend 1995 in front of 60,000 people, my Marie – named for the little one in Chuck’s “Memphis, Tennessee” and the “absolutely sweet” one with the railroad gate Bob Dylan just can’t jump – was there.

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When ne’er-do-wells hacked Vice President Mike Pence – who at the time was Gov. Mike Pence – it probably wasn’t political information or the secret to managing his beautiful white mane they were after.

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I love studies. Someone somewhere throws money at someone else to produce a study that tells us what we already know or contradicts conventional wisdom only to be challenged by a later study commissioned by someone else that may or may not tell us what we already knew in the first place.

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In more grim news about the dangers of modern living, a new report shows hundreds of children are squirting themselves in the eyes with the small, the brightly colored liquid detergent pods that make washing clothes and dishes so much more fun and convenient.

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With alternative facts, fake news and bald-faced lies so popular these days, fact checks – often importantly capitalized as FACT CHECKS – have become more prevalent among major media outlets.