Here’s an example of how not knowing how to read (and not knowing how to quote) results in intellectual confusion. The example comes from a noteworthy Confederate heritage FB site.
Could it be that this is what Earl Hess wrote?
Why, yes, Mr. Riley, this is what Earl Hess wrote. You appear to have left out several key words. Why is that?
Now on to the second quote:
Why, Mr. Riley, it seems you left out some words again.
I shake my head.
And then, of course, there was the typical ranting in response:
So, what we have here is someone deliberately misrepresenting what an author wrote in order to gain points from the usual suspects, including the always reliable Billy Bearden. You remember Billy, don’t you?
Now watch other people defend or excuse that practice.