You don't even have to know a story very well to claim it as your own or to prefer it over others. This is usually where people like to point out that so many creationists know little about the Bible. Stuff like that.
But, actually, a great example of a story that people prefer and even defend yet don't always understand is evolution.
How many people do you think are reading this NPR piece (and many others) about the recent Pew survey and are feeling pretty superior to the evolution deniers?
I'd say a good many.
Yet, how many of those enlightened evolution fans do you think noticed the ridiculous figure and caption "showing the evolution of humans" that went with the piece?
I'd say fewer than a good many.
"Culture Wars"...they're just the worst. For more on this, see my Evolution P.S.A. today...