“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “but not his own facts.”
No, wait. It was James Schlesinger. In 1973.
We looked it up.
That’s a thing we do, looking it up. You think you know something, but not really, you just heard it somewhere, and maybe you heard it wrong. And maybe sources today aren’t dependably authoritative the way they used to be, but you can use your judgment whether to accept the Wikiquote discussion as sufficient, or follow the links to see whether Schlesinger really was quoted saying that in a Senate Intelligence Committee document.
Ain’t that hard, really. Not if facts matter to you. Not if reality matters to you.
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