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Historical Blindness

Breaking News: The Hitler Diaries Fiasco

Historical Blindness
Historical Blindness
This is the story of the most egregious newspaper hoax of modern times: the Hitler Diaries. How did this crude forgery fool experts like the historian Hugh Trevor-Roper? And how did it influence Rupert Murdoch in his development as a purveyor of fake news?
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Some music on this episode is by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0). His tracks include "Remedy for Melancholy," "daedalus," "daemones," "Wake Up," "Mare," "Cold War Echo," and "Sentinel."
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