Reader Input: Writer repeated sheer nonsense

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Mr. Dale Smith should vet his sources before quoting a supposed article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon (“Obama simply a symptom of what ails us,” Reader Input, Nov. 18).

According to, a website devoted to debunking lies, rumors and innuendo that circulate on the web, there is no newspaper of that name.

There is a newspaper named Prager Zeitung but their search of its archives reveals no headline or date of the referenced article.

Further, and I quote, “this article did not originate there, as this bit of text was circulating anonymously as far back as 2009 ...”

John Hogg, Newcastle