After several years of using the internet for research I have come to the obvious conclusion that we really need to be careful when quoting things read or viewed on the web. I realize that this is not astonishing news, but I am getting more and more frustrated at the stupidity and sometimes just plain foolishness that goes on.
I recently posted a video from the Doc Holliday museum in Griffin, Georgia. The owner is a distant cousin of Doc's. Now some clown responds to my video that he knows the owner is no cousin of Doc's and would bet his life on it. (It really wouldn't matter either way.) This same person also responded to a video (not mine) about driving safety featuring Wyatt Earp of Phoenix, the man who performs on stage with wife Terry, not once but twice, to tell the video maker that Wyatt Earp died in 1929 so this is not Wyatt Earp. Well, duh. But, he IS Wyatt Earp. Just not the one who died in 1929. He also responded to another guy's video about going to Doc's grave site in Glenwood Springs and told him that he "knew for a fact" that the video creator had never been to Doc's memorial grave site in Glenwood Springs, even though he doesn't know that person.
Just for kicks, I researched this guy's profile on YouTube. My God, what a troll! There are three pages of negative comments posted there, many of them quite vulgar, telling this jerk what an idiot he is. Not a single positive comment.
Where do people like him come from? How do they rationalize their behavior? It is bad enough that there are well meaning but uninformed people who state things that are untrue, like the guy who informed me that the cow-boys in Tombstone all wore red sashes, but these people who intentionally try to muddy things need to go away. There are worse examples than what I have mentioned here, but this troll is the most recent I have had to deal with. What if someone else believes anything this guy says?