Accuracy is for wimps…
Looks like the Not Ready For A Good Paying Gig folks at NRO had a bad day today with, you know, facts…
I LIED! [KJL]
Bob Newhart didn’t attend CUA. His son did. Apologies. The rest of the list is accurate.
Posted at 05:57 PM
OOPS [Peter Robinson ]
From a reader:
Clive James is Australian.
Posted at 05:40 PM
John Kill’em All Derbyshire:
DERB QUOTE MESS [John Derbyshire]
Egg on face. The Orwell quote I passed on from a reader — “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf” — is bogus. See full details here.
In my defense:
(a) I was only passing it on from a reader. Can’t stop to check everything. Not my chob.
(b) Orwell — in the Kipling essay I started with — passes very similar opinions, and would undoubtedly have agreed with the remark.
(c) True quote or not, the proposition ITSELF is true!
Posted at 03:50 PM
NRO: We Make Shit Up…And Sometimes We Get Caught.