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Intercept Reporter Made Up Quotes, Invented Sources: Editor

Juan Thompson's rambling explanation gives his bizarre take

(Newser) - The Intercept, a website dedicated to "fearless, adversarial journalism," often produces stories that push for government and corporate accountability by exposing secrets and wrongdoings. But a note posted Tuesday by EIC Betsy Reed shows the site's been doing some major sleuthing on one of its own. "... More »

Maya Angelou’s Stamp Has a Glaring Problem

That quote? Not really hers

(Newser) - Maya Angelou is a poet, author, civil rights icon, cultural giant , and as of today the face of the United States Postal Service's latest Forever stamp. What she is not, however, is author of the quote attributed to her that graces the aforementioned stamp, reports the Washington Post . "... More »

Misquoting Founders Is a Political Epidemic

You can't believe all you read online

(Newser) - Between the current interest in America’s founders and a “willingness to believe” the Internet, political misquotes are flying these days, writes David A. Fahrenthold in the Washington Post . A look over the past two years of C-SPAN and the Congressional Record shows that politicians—including congressmen, senators, and... More »

MLK, Twain Misquotes Go Viral After bin Laden Death

Facebook, Twitter users swap bogus quotes

(Newser) - A seemingly apt Martin Luther King Jr. comment quoted by people responding to the killing of Osama bin Laden quickly went viral via Facebook and Twitter. Just one problem: it wasn't accurate. The quote beginning "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not... More »

'Luke, I Am Your Father,' and Other Top Movie Misquotes

(Newser) - “Luke, I am your father,” is probably one of the most famous lines in film. Too bad Darth Vader never said it. The Guardian lists the top 10 movie misquotes:
  • "Luke, I am your father," from The Empire Strikes Back. Actual quote: "No, I am
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