One thing the Internet has been good at is promoting the distribution of rumors- the more outlandish the better. This week snopes.com, the leading myth debunking site on the web deals with a rumor that the US Postal Service has issued a Forever stamp featuring the image of Bernie Sanders, and the headline “Save the USPS- Vote for Bernie!” or “I’m Voting for Bernie!”.
Needless to say, the USPS has done no such thing. The “stamp” is actually part of a cleverly designed pre-printed envelope which includes the Bernie image, with a blank space in the middle where the sender is supposed to place a real USPS “Red White and Blue” Forever stamp. The envelopes were created by The Comic News, which bills itself as a “monthly journal of progressive cartoons”.
The envelopes are available for purchase on the publication’s web site, and come complete with the appropriate USPS stamp.