Monday, August 20, 2007

NOT a quote from the REAGAN DIARIES

May 17, 1986:
'A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.'

Ol' Ronnie was a lot sharper then i thought.

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or so i thought:
1) the Global Research link has changed to reflect that this was not accurate;
2) This Snopes link is persuasive.
3) The Museum of Hoaxes is quoted by Snopes.

Kinsley was writing satire and it is quoted as fact.

Only now do i realize that i have been hoaxed.

I apologize for perpetrating a fiction posed as fact.

i thank Suzanne at Firedog Lake for pointing this out to me.

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