That’s unbelievable!

Here are two reasons I’d never believe anything I read on Yahoo! Travel. The first is something every American should know:

ellis island beauty

The Statue of Liberty never struck a pose on Ellis Island. She first appeared on Bedloe’s Island, which was later renamed Liberty Island, where she remains.

That normally would be enough for me to threaten to poke out my eyes with a number 2 pencil. But, I continued reading the article, which is purportedly about American models of the past. So, how did the writer screw up Peggy Moffitt’s name so badly — every freakin’ time she mentioned her?

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Here’s what I think: The writer is so damned sure of her superior knowledge that she didn’t bother to look up any facts. And without an editor to do a little fact-checking, you get an article like this.

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5 Responses to “That’s unbelievable!”

  1. Old Man Says:

    What are “youth-quaking miniskirts”?

    • Laura Says:

      I skipped right over that! According to Wikipedia, it’s a real thing: “Youthquake was a 1960s fashion, musical and cultural movement… Mary Quant and Betsey Johnson were named as some of the fashion designers at the helm of the youthquake movement. Andy Warhol and his muses were also seen as part of the movement.”

  2. ericjbaker Says:

    The designers and builders of the statue struck the pose. The statue only ever existed in that state.


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