Misattributed

Misattributed

This rating indicates that quoted material (speech or text) has been incorrectly attributed to a person who didn’t speak or write it.

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Face, Person, Human
Did Freud Say Before Diagnosing Yourself With Depression, Make Sure You Are Not Just ‘Surrounded By Assholes’?
  • 23 March 2021
Sigmund Freud had some questionable scientific views, but was this one of them?
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Person, Human, Furniture
Did Mark Twain Say ‘I Have Read Some Obituaries With Great Pleasure’?
  • 18 February 2021
Mark Twain has definitely written some witty lines.
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Audience, Person, Crowd
Did Limbaugh Thank Trump ‘For the Last 4 Years’ in an Open Letter?
  • 17 February 2021
The controversial radio personality received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump in...
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Painting, Art, Statue
Did C.S. Lewis Write This ′Old Devil’s Letter to the Young’?
  • 16 February 2021
What does a 1942 book have to tell us about a 21st century pandemic? Nothing.
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confederate monument churchill quote
Did Churchill Say ‘People With Contempt for Their Heritage Have Lost Faith in Themselves’?
  • 10 February 2021
A Confederate monument in Georgia attributed a stirring quotation to the famous British statesman. But...
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Did Dave Ramsey Write This ‘Wake Up America’ Op-Ed?
  • 8 January 2021
A months-old opinion piece was recirculated on social media in January 2021, this time with...
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Did Dr. Rob Oswald Claim COVID-19 Was a Hoax?
  • 28 December 2020
Purveyors of misinformation often falsely attach trusted names to fraudulent claims in order to make...
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Did Reagan Say ‘Under No Pretext Should Arms Be Surrendered’?
  • 1 December 2020
Ronald Reagan, Karl Marx, what's the difference?
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Did Jeff Foxworthy Make a Joke About Democrat Governors and Trump?
  • 24 November 2020
It was the latest in a long litany of quotations falsely attributed to the famous...
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Did Colin Powell Make Viral Remarks About ‘Lazy Immigrants’ and White Hypocrisy?
  • 10 November 2020
Placing words next to a picture of a man is not the same as the...
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Is This ‘Learning Story’ About Circus Tickets from Katharine Hepburn?
  • 5 November 2020
Katharine Hepburn won numerous Academy Awards for her acting skills, but she isn't known for...
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Giuliani Misattributes Quote to 2 Different Patriots on Election Day
  • 3 November 2020
The former New York mayor took two swings and missed both on Election Day 2020.
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