In a post earlier this week, I apparently attributed incorrectly a piece to David Kaiser. The email I received (and many others have also) misrepresents Kaiser as the author. Several alert readers have pointed this out, including the Snopes reference:
My response to one of the readers was the following:
Thanks for your interest and pointing out what appears to be a discrepancy.
If your question is whether Kaiser actually wrote the piece or it has surfaced erroneously under his name, I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t believe I had ever heard of Kaiser before seeing this post.If the author was misrepresented, I am sorry. But I did not publish it because of the author’s name. I published it because of the content. From a quick look at the Snopes piece, their only issue regards the author. They don’t seem to question any of the content.
I suppose I would answer them with a question: Would the validity of Shakespeare’s works be any less relevant if it were proven that someone with a different name had written them?
Sorry for the confusion. The message rather than the messenger is what is important, at least in this instance.