Define "legitimate facts". More often than not they are just someone else's idea or take on or their interpretation of events, that they don't have an in depth understanding of. It is very rare when we as 'lay-people' have all the necessary information to form a fully comprehensive opinion of events. Mostly, people just espouse what they've read or heard which is mainly just someone else's opinion because they are too weak minded or lazy to find out for themselves. But, having said that, I believe the issue here is "respect" for the dead. A concept that appears antiquated on the surface but really goes much deeper to ethos that we all deserve respect as living, breathing, thinking and yes dying beings.
(Edited by falstaff at 8:32 pm on April 1, 2002)