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By Lou Marzeles

There's a booming business in fallacious rumor-mongering


There’s an ugly rumor going around town, one that is downright sinister. You’d better sit down before reading further.

Here it is: rumor has it that there will be no more wild, uncorroborated rumors circulating in Klickitat County about the wrongdoings of political candidates.

We warned you. Can you imagine how awful political season would be if such a rumor were true? Where would be the excitement, the color, the guilty pleasure of bashing the candidate you most dislike with scathing half-truths?

OK, we’ve got the sarcasm out of our system. Here’s what prompted it:

You may know that newspapers these days get probably 95 percent of all their press releases and information through...

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