The Denver Post story
(which is actually from the Associated Press
debunk the conspiracy-theory aspect of this.
The Forbes piece is an op-ed... by someone who apparently wants to fan the flames. Meh.
I don't think this needs more discussion; the story has been debunked, as you point out.
ETA: See the detailed analysis of the facts of this matter here
, in the "Reliable Sources" sticky at the top of the L&CR page.
"Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."
(Milan Kundera, Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1980)
Last edited by Vanya; March 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM.