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Benjamin Franklin Never Said That

Sep 22, 2013 (Weekend Edition Sunday) — Professor Corey Robin got tired of looking up famous quotes to find they were spoken by someone else. Robin, of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, named the phenomenon Wrongfully Attributed Statements -- or WAS -- and wrote about it for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He speaks with host Rachel Martin.

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