Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

Claud Cockburn

About Claud Cockburn

Francis Claud Cockburn ( KOH-b…ôrn; 12 April 1904 – 15 December 1981) was a British journalist. His saying "believe nothing until it has been officially denied" is widely quoted in journalistic studies, although he did not claim credit for originating it. He was the second cousin, once removed, of novelists Alec Waugh and Evelyn Waugh. He lived at Brook Lodge, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland.

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