Just listened to the “false attribution” episode.
It struck me that false attributions are purposely employed by the publicity arms of the far right (i.e Fox, etc). Somewhere, sitting behind his desk, Frank Luntz comes up with a “talking point”, which is then published somewhere else. After that all those propaganda spewers cite “newspaper reports”, “reliable sources”, “commonly known facts” which in reality do not exist at all. They are completely made up as political tactics to spread false information.