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bonyk:
One of my Facebook friends recently shared a news link about a local politician making rather inflammatory remarks ago my profession.  I remember him making the comment some time ago.  I clicked on the link and the date was from 2011.

Oddly enough, 2 unrelated friends have also posted the link, so this resurrection seems to be making the rounds in Facebookland. 

Would you say anything or ignore?

WillyNilly:
I'd probably ignore it. But you could also comment "yeah I remember when he said that..." or "did he do something again recently that is making this story pop up again?"

Yvaine:
There was one of these that went viral last year--it was a story about a famous actor doing a commendable thing, and accused the news media of having a particular bias because they hadn't covered it. Well, it turns out that the commendable thing was true, but had happened in 1991!  :o

greencat:
My friends are such that when one of us ends up making a post recycling old news, the rest of us will mock them for having missed that year/time traveling/living under a rock/etc.

Arila:
Remember when the "big moon this week" stories came around again? The astronomy people were like.......Yeah, great that y'all are interested, but that was for LAST year, guys...

I usually privately correct people who send out wrong/inflammatory information. I don't know if they are still forwarding garbage to the rest of their list, but they stopped sending ME crazy stuff, and I'd rather just think better of them for it.

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