Francis Claud Cockburn of Brook Lodge, Youghal, County Cork, Munster, Ireland ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; 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.
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... Claud Cockburn married three times all three of his wives were also journalists. 1 to Hope Hale Davis with whom he fathered Claudia Cockburn Flanders (wife of Michael Flanders) 2 to Jean Ross (part model for Christopher Isherwood's Sally Bowles of Cabaret fame) with ...
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