questionable quotes

Did Thomas Jefferson Say ‘When the Speech Condemns a Free Press, You Are Hearing the Words of a Tyrant’?
  • 7 August 2018
One of the most famous of America's Founding Fathers might have agreed with this sentiment,...
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Did Mark Twain Say ‘Fear the Media, for They Will Steal Your Honor’?
  • 1 July 2018
The anachronistic use of the word "media" is just one reason to be skeptical of...
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Did Paul Krugman Say the Internet’s Effect on the World Economy Would Be ‘No Greater Than the Fax Machine’s’?
  • 7 June 2018
In a 1998 article about the pitfalls of making predictions about technological progress, the Nobel...
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Did George Soros Say His Life’s Mission Is to Destroy the United States?
  • 2 February 2018
There is no evidence that the billionaire supporter of progressive causes ever uttered such a...
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Did Oprah Winfrey Say ‘Old White People Have to Die’?
  • 10 January 2018
Detractors have seized on Winfrey's 2013 comments about how to end racism in an effort...
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Lincoln and Lee’s Views on Slavery
  • 11 September 2017
A meme widely circulated in the wake of a controversy over Confederate memorials does not...
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Did George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Predict the Power of Smartphones?
  • 17 July 2017
A widely-shared quotation comes from a 2014 theater adaptation, not the original 1949 novel.
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Hillary Clinton Said Children Should Be Raised by the State?
  • 29 February 2016
A fabricated quote from Hillary Clinton saying children should be "raised and trained" by the...
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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln and Failure
  • 12 July 2000
Legend: Abraham Lincoln endured a steady stream of failure and defeat before becoming President of...
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