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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

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    What a phony, he takes other peoples writings and passes them off as his own.




    George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books
    Oh for cripe sakes. That's the Huffington Post. It just received a ton of money from George Soros. Ariana is also a good friend of his. Soros poured millions, maybe billions of dollars into the 2004 election because he absolutely dispises Bush. Bush still won. This is his way to try to get even.
    Got an unbiased source?
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Oh for cripe sakes. That's the Huffington Post. It just received a ton of money from George Soros. Ariana is also a good friend of his. Soros poured millions, maybe billions of dollars into the 2004 election because he absolutely dispises Bush. Bush still won. This is his way to try to get even.
    Got an unbiased source?
    How does your bizarro interpretation of actual events change what Mr. Bush has purportedly written? Are you supposing that the Huffington Post forced him to put these words in his book?

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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    It IS rather difficult to take this article seriously when it's so filled through with sneering nastiness and massively stolen bases. And in this sentence, we get quite a bit of both:

    Bush, on his book tour, makes much of the fact that he largely wrote the book himself, guffawing that critics who suspected he didn't know how to read are now getting a comeuppance. Not only does Bush know how to read, it turns out, he knows how to Google, too. Or his assistant does. Bush notes in his acknowledgments that "[m]uch of the research for this book was conducted by the brilliant and tireless Peter Rough. Peter spent the past 18 months digging through archives, searching the internet[s], and sifting through reams of paper." Bush also collaborated on the book with his former speechwriter, Christopher Michel.
    In this, the guy assumes that any passages which correspond to things in, say, Tommy Franks's memoir must have been taken from a Google search and not from a perusal of the book itself. He repeats this charge a few times throughout the article.

    And then there's the snotty adding of the "[s]" at the end of "internet."

    And so on. This kind of juvenility is rife throughout the whole thing.

    I'm sure this fits pbrauer's definition of "serious journalism," but it's nothing more than a poorly-constructed hit piece. It's interesting that Bush himself, the man this jagoff obviously feels so superior to, would never be so ridiculously childish or petty.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I'm sure this fits pbrauer's definition of "serious journalism," .
    Where did I say it was serious journalism? I do find it interesting, however.


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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    How does your bizarro interpretation of actual events change what Mr. Bush has purportedly written? Are you supposing that the Huffington Post forced him to put these words in his book?
    No, I'm saying they are nit picking because of who he is. They are seriously biased and probably found great joy in picking his book apart. Maybe hoping for a bonus from their sugar daddy.
    Got any other source besides HP, Media Matters or anything not funded by Soros?
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Got any other source besides HP, Media Matters or anything not funded by Soros?
    Everything on the left is funded by George Soros.


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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Here's another little gem:

    In a separate case of scene fabrication, though, Bush writes of a comment made by his rival John McCain as if it was said to him directly. "The surge gave [McCain] a chance to create distance between us, but he didn't take it. He had been a longtime advocate of more troops in Iraq, and he supported the new strategy wholeheartedly. "I cannot guarantee success," he said, "But I can guarantee failure if we don't adopt this new strategy." A dramatic and untold coming-together of longtime rivals? Well, not so much. It comes straight from a Washington Post story. McCain was talking to reporters, not to Bush.
    Who the hell would read that passage and come away thinking Bush was recounting a private discussion?? Much less "a dramatic and untold coming-together" ???

    It's a good thing the super-sleuths did their Google research and "proved" that Bush lifted the anecdote from the Washington Post.

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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    But pbrauer... please keep these threads coming. I do like to giggle, and sadly, tonight was the last episode of Politically Incorrect until January.

    It's a good thing Michael Moore was on the panel this week! Just about everything that came out of his mouth was either wrong or just plain stupid.

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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    This is the kind of stuff President Obama has told us to read. Yes, he said we should read huffington post. What garbage.
    I bet he'll love this massive hit piece on Bush.




    But if you already bought Bush's book thinking you were getting only his own thoughts, you haven't entirely wasted your money. Finding lifted passages in Bush's book is like an Easter egg hunt. Look for passages with a number of quotes back to back and then slap the passage into Google Books or plagiarism detection software you might have access to. The slideshow below shows what HuffPost has found so far. If you find any more, send the passage to ryan@huffingtonpost.com and we'll verify it and add it to the list.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    But pbrauer... please keep these threads coming. I do like to giggle, and sadly, tonight was the last episode of Politically Incorrect until January.

    It's a good thing Michael Moore was on the panel this week! Just about everything that came out of his mouth was either wrong or just plain stupid.
    Red-Eye 's on Fox in 45 min. Gutfeld is funnier than Maher any day and he doesn't make you want to throw stuff at the TV.
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