Probably wishful thinking , but the History of the Bathtub hoax sure it a good lesson on psyOp hoaxes and how difficult, if not impossible, they are to undo.
After eight years passed, and the faux-history was still circulating, Mencken decided the joke had gone far enough. It was time to reveal what he had done. On May 23, 1926 he wrote a front-page article in the Chicago Tribune titled 220;Melancholy Reflections” in which he exposed his deception. Excerpts from this article follow
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