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  •  History taught Judith Miller style (3+ / 0-)
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    Troutfishing, quill, Catte Nappe

    Invent a lie, put fake quotes in a book, and then use that book to cite said lie. Repeat. Also a nice way to pad your bibliography with lots of fake examples to make you look "scholarly."

    "If Dickie Dunn wrote it, it must be true." Paul Newman in Slapshot.

    •  It works even better... (1+ / 0-)
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      quill

      ...when there are generations of books with such history lies going back decades or more. So, one book can cite, with a footnote, a lie promoted in a book published many years ago, that can in turn cite the lie in an even earlier book, and so on.

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