Cryptoquote Controversy

This came up with the Cryptoquote from a few days ago. It’s from 8 years ago, but I think it’s still relevant. — YUR

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Apparently the quote in yesterday’s, 06/16/08, Cryptoquote – “Rivers in the United States are so polluted that acid rain makes them cleaner” – has been misattributed to Andrew Malcolm!  And, just how does your Uncle Rave know this, you might ask?  Well, the esteemed columnist, of both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, was nice enough to take the time to post a comment on this humble blog.  He simply wrote: “I never said or wrote that. Otherwise, it’s perfectly fine.”  (And, I do quote!  Although, I suppose someone could’ve snuck on to his e-mail, while he was away from his desk, or – God forbid – someone could’ve hacked/hijacked his e-mail address!  But, I doubt it.)

This does bring up an interesting subject, though.  Sometimes (many times?) things on the internet can take on a life of their own.  Fortunately, this quote is pretty unobjectionable, barring that Mr…

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