[Ads-l] Bogus Poe attribution

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 23 10:16:26 EDT 2017

Andre Bauer, former Lt. Gov. of SC:, on CNN:

"You know, Edgar Allan Poe once said, 'Believe half of what you see and
nothing of what you hear,' and we really haven't seen a whole lot of
evidence that said Russia tried to help one party versus another."

An odd quote to be fathered on Poe. Bauer must have meant Mark Twain,
Winston Churchil, or Shakespeare.l


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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