Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sighting Report #8

We're at high season in the election cycle and the quotation continues to spread: 179 new pages in the past week. Most associate Romney or Obama with Goebbels.

Another quotation site has popped up, too.  Crossquotes provides quotations “from a Christian Perspective.” It includes the quotation.  As a Christian myself I like to see people take the trouble to be accurate.

Meanwhile, a Google search for the phrase “truth is the greatest enemy of the State” provides only 166,000 hits, a significant decline.  We find, though, that Google results vary widely so we will wait to see if this represents a long-term decline.  There are still 32,000 pages that attribute the quotation to ‘Joseph M. Goebbels,” although “M” was not his middle initial.