[Ads-l] Quote Investigator Makes the News (also upcoming NPR appearance)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 14 15:21:40 EST 2017

Thanks for your complimentary words, Fred, and thanks to others who
contacted me off list. The story about the Lincoln misquotation was
covered in: The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Idaho
Statesman, Vox, New York Magazine, and the Washington Post. Most of
these news outlets mentioned the Quote Investigator and linked to the

Jake Tapper of CNN mentioned the story in a tweet that linked to the
QI website. His message has accumulated more than 15,000 likes.

List member Christopher Philippo sent me some valuable precursors of
the quotation which led me to immediately update the entry. The update
did not change the central conclusion of the article, but it provided
further information about the evolution of the expression.

Changing a webpage that many people are referencing should be done
with care, I think. I decided to state at the top of the webpage that
it had been updated and to include a link to the previous version of
the webpage in the Wayback Machine database.

The publicist at my publisher, Amazon, told me that my appearance on
NPR's All Things Considered has been confirmed. The interview will be
taped at the end of March and broadcast in early April after the book
has been launched.

Several of you have extensive experience with radio and podcasts. If
you have any tips to offer I would love to hear them on-list or

Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement that began
with my early days on this mailing list.
Garson O'Toole

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> There is a controversy raging about a fake Lincoln quote promulgated by the GOP, and of course people are turning to Quote Investigator for the facts:
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-posts-fake-lincoln-quote_us_58a0b778e4b094a129ec104c?
> Congratulations to Garson O'Toole, whose quoteinvestigator.com website has clearly become the place the Internet goes to for the truth about popular quotations.  This is not a trivial status, as our society is currently facing assaults on the very notion of truth, assaults unimaginable before Election Day.  Quotations play a significant role in political discourse, and we are lucky to have Quote Investigator available as a bulwark of quotation accuracy.
> Fred Shapiro
> Editor
> Yale Book of Quotations (Yale University Press)
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