Moral Outrage

Hoaxes that circulate via the Internet.

Many items that circulate on the Internet are not intended to amuse or entertain or inform us, but to provoke moral outrage against specific people or groups. Frequently, the first victim is the truth itself.

Green bullet Some of Bud Light's print advertising in gay publications showed same-sex couples holding hands.*

Red bullet Letter-writing Air Force veteran chides President Clinton for stating that the "older generation must learn to sacrifice as other generations have done."

Red bullet Wal-Mart is the target of a Planned Parenthood boycott because of its refusal to sell a "morning after" pill.

Multi-colored bullet Darrell Scott, father of student killed in the Columbine High shootings, gave testimony to a House judiciary sub-committee.*

Yellow bullet Participating in a voluntary 3-hour blackout is an effective form of protest over how energy policies are being handled by the government.

Red bullet Texas governor George W. Bush "refused to sell his home to blacks."

Red bullet The United States Postal Service is discontinuing the Black Heritage series of stamps and destroying the remaining stock.

Green bullet Folks are up in arms about a video game called Panty Raider.

Red bullet A new Martin Luther King stamp will be discontinued and recalled if more postal customers don't start to purchase them.

Green bullet No Fear, Inc., a popular retailer, is being confused with the National Organization for European American Rights (N.O.F.E.A.R.), a white supremacist organization.

Red bullet During an upcoming trip to China and Vietnam, President Clinton plans to alter long-standing naval regulations to allow the American flag to fly below that of Vietnam on a U.S. Navy ship.

Red bullet John Hancock is planning to drop a controversial commercial featuring two women who've adopted a baby from Asia.

Yellow bullet Al Gore offered to sell his Senate vote on a 1991 Gulf War resolution to whichever side would give him more publicity.

Green bullet Principal Jody McLoud of Roane County High School in Kingston, Tennessee, delivered a controversial speech before a school football game.

Red bullet Wal-Mart is selling globes with Israel labelled as 'Palestine.'

Red bullet A web site advocates techniques for creating 'bonsai kittens'.*

Green bullet The state of Missouri named a stretch of highway adopted by the Ku Klux Klan the "Rosa Parks Highway."

Red bullet A United States Geological Survey mapmaker was fired for posting a map on the WWW showing that caribou breeding grounds fall in area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge which the Bush administration wants to open to oil exploration.

Yellow bullet After a spectator at a Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia told President Bush that he was "disappointed" with his work, the President responded, "Who cares what you think?"

Red bullet Sprint long distance service lists calls placed to Israel as having a destination of 'Palestine' on customers' bills in order to "court Arab business."

Multi-colored bullet 7th graders in California are subjected to an intense three-week course in Islam and are forced to pray to Allah and memorize Koran verses.*

Red bullet Wal-Mart employees must buy flags for their stores.

Red bullet A new can design introduced by Pepsi includes the text of the Pledge of Allegiance with the words "under God" omitted.*

Green bullet During an interview with CORE national spokesman Niger Innis, MSNBC displayed a graphic identifying him as "Nigger Innis."

Red bullet Spurning gasoline from Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Exxon, and Mobil will cut off the funding of terrorists.*

Yellow bullet Female athletes competing at the Olympics are getting pregnant just so they can abort the baby and by so doing enhance their performance through hormone doping.*

Red bullet Fuji stores are distributing complimentary world maps that omit Israel.

Green bullet Dell Computer cancelled an order placed by Weigand Combat Handguns because the company name triggered a security alert.

Green bullet Some celebrities promised to leave the USA if George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election.

Green bullet The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross declined to allow an invited musical troupe to performs songs such as "God Bless the USA" at an awards luncheon.

Red bullet The Clinton administration and the Democrats have received more campaign contributions from Enron and have been more accommodating of Enron's lobbying efforts than the current administration and the Republicans.*

Red bullet An upcoming film from director Steven Spielberg will document the current uprising in the West Bank from a pro-Palestinian point of view.

Yellow bullet Sequence of photographs captures the summary execution of a Palestinian by Israeli police.

Red bullet During a recent MTV appearance, singer Shakira said she'd rather have pigs listening to her music than Israelis.

Red bullet A Middle Eastern advertisement created by Coca-Cola depicts the Coke logo emblazoned on the Dome of the Rock.

Red bullet Not buying American Terrorist (a book about Timothy McVeigh) will prevent the Oklahoma City bomber from garnering additional publicity.

Red bullet Coca-Cola has announced that it will be donating four days' worth of income to Israel.

Multi-colored bullet The Marriott International hotel chain sent a letter to an Israeli travel agent addressed to "Jerusalem, Occupied Palestinian Area."

Green bullet Article contrasts compensation to families of September 11 victims with benefits paid to families of servicemen killed on active duty.*

Red bullet The Home Depot chain of stores is declining to do business with the federal government.

Green bullet The Los Angeles Times ran a political cartoon that depicts a Muslim and Jew praying at a wall featuring the word "hate" in large letters.

Green bullet Claire Braz-Valentine wrote and read "An Open Letter to John Ashcroft" at Cabrillo College.*

Green bullet Comedian Dennis Miller is the author of an Internet-circulated "rant" about the Pledge of Allegiance.

Multi-colored bullet Airport security screeners required a woman to drink her stored breast milk before allowing her to board a flight.

Yellow bullet Man is outraged because airport security personal touched his wife's breasts.

Green bullet The web sites of German automobile manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz both displayed maps of the Middle East which left Israel unidentified.

Green bullet The Golden Corral restaurant in Tyler, Texas, displayed a sign bearing the legend "Bless America."

Green bullet A Saint Xavier University professor sent a scathing, condemnatory message to an Air Force Academy cadet who was seeking assistance in planning an assembly for college students.

Green bullet Actor Sean Penn published a letter to President George W. Bush in The Washington Post.

Green bullet Some Texas post offices were required to remove posters bearing the words "In God We Trust" from display.

Red bullet Bill Clinton was the "first pardoned federal felon ever to serve as President of the U.S."*

Green bullet W. David Hager, a physician and anti-abortion activist, has been appointed to an FDA committee on reproductive drugs.*

Multi-colored bullet Berkshire Hathaway, the legendary company headed by Warren Buffett and new owner of Pampered Chef, supports pro-choice causes.

Red bullet Hunting for Bambi, a Las Vegas-based business, has been conducting "hunts" of naked women for customers armed with paintball guns.

Red bullet The DarkProfits web site offers all sorts of illegal goods and services for sale.*

Green bullet A company known as FCUK is promoting a fragrance with a "scent to bed" advertising campaign.

Multi-colored bullet The FCC has approved the use of the f-word on any TV show or radio program.

Green bullet The County of Los Angeles has requested that equipment vendors avoid using the industry term "Master/Slave" in product descriptions and labeling.

Green bullet Arab/Islamic states consistently vote against the U.S. in the United Nations.

Multi-colored bullet Olive Garden policy prohibits display of the U.S. flag.

Multi-colored bullet Dakota Lamb's hair was cut by bullies on a bus.

Multi-colored bullet Photograph shows a baby found abandoned in a national park.

Multi-colored bullet Elena Burns posted disparaging remarks about soldiers on Facebook with the goal of "making her famous."

Green bullet Video shows rapper Lil Wayne stepping on a U.S. flag while shooting a music video.

Multi-colored bullet First Lady Michelle Obama disrupted treatments and separated families during a photo op at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

David Mikkelson founded in 1994, and under his guidance the company has pioneered a number of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone, the light bulb, beer pong, and a vaccine for a disease that has not yet been discovered. He is currently seeking political asylum in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.