Bernthal – Check Your Sources

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Some of you wonder why reports stand right in the middle of a storm or next to the tornado siren ready to sound.

One reason I take my chair with me is so I can see things for myself.  I don't like just taking someone's word.

But that seems to be happening more and more these days and I blame Facebook.

Maybe I should blame Facebook users who believe anything they read from their Facebook friends.

Seems like there are folks who take anything they see on Facebook as fact.

"Help save this, help save that," read some of the pages.

Well here's my advice:  Before you take up a cause based on something you see on Facebook, do some investigating on your own.

You might find out you're helping to save something that shouldn't be saved at all.

I'm JB and that's the way it oughta be.