lawyer up antedating 1995-->1990

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Jan 31 11:34:40 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 05:45:05AM -0500, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> The earliest appears to be from WaPo, *Oct. 18, 1990*. Although the
> quotation appears legitimate, I found that HighBeam metadata are far
> less accurate than ProQuest.
>> But when he was under oath before Congress, he *lawyered up*, saying:
>> "I'm not ...


> I have little doubt about the 1990 citation, but it's worth verifying
> more directly.

It's not real. The actual article that HighBeam returns for
this search is indeed from the Wash Post on 18 Oct. 1990, but
it does not contain this quote.

I'm not sure where the quote is actually from.

Jesse Sheidlower

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