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Article 46164 of alt.revisionism:
From: (Michael P. Stein)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: BIG QUESTION - answered?
Date: 18 Oct 1995 11:12:23 -0400
Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA
Lines: 35
Message-ID: <4635gn$>
References: <45c58v$> <45jdko$> <> <45mif6$>

In article <45mif6$>, tom moran  wrote:
> (Daniel Mittleman) wrote:
>>[Tom Moran wrote:]
>>>	You do realize there are probably a number of people and orgs. that
>>>have a record of Holocaust topics in the press.
>	"Probably"?  I'm going to ask you ala yourself, where is your

    Mr. Moran, there is a piece of advice which I'm pretty sure is 
reproduced in news.announce.newusers called "check your attributions."  
That means: be sure you know who said what, so that you don't mistakenly 
attribute to one person what was said by another person.

    One clue is to count the number of angle brackets to the left of the
text.  In this case, you will see one to the left of "'Probably?' I'm
going to ask...." which was said by you.  Since you were responding to
Daniel Mittleman, as quoted in my own article his text would have two
angle brackets to the left.  And since he was replying to you, your own
_previous_ writing would have three angle brackets. 

    Now, counting the angle brackets, we find that preceding the sentence 
starting "You do realize..." there are three angle brackets, not two.  
Therefore, that text was written not by Daniel Mittleman, but by ... Tom 

    In other words, you just challenged yourself to supply documentation
for your own claim.


Mike Stein			The above represents the Absolute Truth.
POB 10420			Therefore it cannot possibly be the official
Arlington, VA  22210		position of my employer.

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