...behind the brief entry in today's Moore/Palmer Agitprop site, curiously captioned "No Shoes Today..."
"The quote 'A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.' is often incorrectly ascribed to Mark Twain."
The reader would not unreasonably expect that the blogger would reveal the identity of the true author...
(If one is going to say what it's not, one is then obliged to say what it is!)
...but noooooooooooooo, nowhere is found even a hint (or a link) to the actualy origins of the Twain-esque bons mots.
Not to worry... OtBB herein addresses that deficiency: it was Jonathan Swift!