Vernon Bosley’s letter, “Consider what Obama has said, written,” contains a great deal of spurious information. Please see Snopes — snopes.com/politics/obama/stance.asp — and other fact-checking sources, where you can find the origins of many of the fabricated remarks.
Some rantings in the U-B irritate me but, so far, they meet the requirements of the First Amendment.
Bosley’s letter is libelous as it brands the president as an unpatriotic Islamophile who even attends flag burnings with his wife in his spare time. Of course, they didn’t go to flag burnings. Think about it. It is a fabrication.
I’m sure Mr. Bosley believes every word in his letter is true. All it proves is that if rumors and fabrications are circulated over and over within a particular group they become iron clad facts to some.
There has to be a bar set for letters to the editor that excludes the patently false, the scurrilous, defamatory and libelous. Otherwise, anyone can manufacture any charge against anyone and get it published.