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Extreme Quote Mining

October 28th, 2012 · Posted by Hugo · No Comments

Just a quick post with a quote mining example. I’ve explained quote-mining before: it is when someone is quoted out of context, whereby their words are used to make them say something they didn’t actually say.

Often it is hard to know whether the person employing the misquote is wilfully dishonest or just woefully misinformed. In either case, to people that recognise what has happened, it doesn’t look all that different from this:

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