General Patton and yet another fake historical quote

13330952_1790759907836562_3017976614172398876_nTL;DR Summary

  • Patton said “Liberal democrats are the lowest form of politicians”.
  • No, very, very unlikely he said that. It appears to be a combination of a quote from Patton (the first sentence) and a modified quote from President Harry S Truman (second sentence) who made a similar comment 4 years after Patton died.
  • This version of the poster (there are many versions) originates on a Facebook page titled “The Truth has no agenda” which is a¬†conservative page with an agenda.
  • This propaganda item is in the generic meme of attributing fake quotes to historical figures, trying to use an appeal to authority or celebrity endorsement. We see this a lot – a whole lot – on social media.

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Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth.

Liberal Democrats are the lowest forms of politicians

Geoerge S. Patton

 

 

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