Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Buzzfeed: "Nearly Every Founding Fathers’ Quote Shared By A Likely Future Congressman Is Fake"

Now that's a bad record.

A taste:
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation said it has “not found this particular statement in his writings” and Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience is the real source of the quotation.


Tom Van Dyke said...

As Tommy Kidd wrote:

But why create a bogus quotation when Henry actually said similar things about the need to restrain government? In any case, this is also frequently cited on social media sites and in political books.

The problem with these "gotchas" is that they're only targeted at political opponents. I mean Obama had a huge rug made for the Oval Office with a misattributed quote!

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