Francis Claud Cockburn of Brook Lodge, Youghal, County Cork, Munster, Ireland 12 April 1904 – 15 December 1981) was a British journalist. He was a well known proponent of communism. His saying, "believe nothing until it has been officially denied" is widely quoted in journalistic studies. He was the second cousin, once removed, of novelists Alec Waugh and Evelyn Waugh. more »
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Nothing sets a person up more than having something turn out just the way it's supposed to be, like falling into a Swiss snowdrift and seeing a big dog come up with a little cask of brandy round its n...Claud Cockburn (1904-1981), British author, journalist. "Printing House Square," Cockburn Sums Up (1981).