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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The best part is, we aren't even treated to the information regarding how the book is formatted. If it has citations and references, it is standard writing.
    Certainly is a very good point. It's not like the writer gives us any reason to impart the benefit of the doubt to him, either.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The best part is, we aren't even treated to the information regarding how the book is formatted. If it has citations and references, it is standard writing. By reading this article, one gets the impression that it should constantly be referred to in the first person, with no explicit references. All memoirs would be written in the style of Catherine the Great.

    This is lazy writing, and people like pbrauer are ironically illiterate when it comes to scholarly work or writing while using the same trite stereotypes of George W. Bush.
    Not even lazy writing. The HuffPost column is just a pure partisan hack piece. Those entrenched on the Left get a chubby reading it because anything that diminishes/ridicules Bush is like candy.

    Thought the NY Times actually did a reasonable balanced job of reviewing the Decision Points memoir. Certainly didn't give it accolades, but it seems like a balanced critique. (Haven't read the book yet myself, so I am giving them (NYT) the benefit of the doubt...)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/books/04book.html


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Certainly is a very good point. It's not like the writer gives us any reason to impart the benefit of the doubt to him, either.
    I'm more convinced that what could have happened is that there are references and that because of that the writers back-tracked and grabbed the same information contained on that page from the Woodward text or elsewhere.

    I'm not entirely convinced that the authors of the reviews are intellectually seeing the connection between the writings of Woodward, Feith, or anyone else. I've seen many journalists through my studies take a few shortcuts to arrive at a somewhat safe conclusion, or at least one that is in the realm of acceptability for the masses. It takes too much time for them to do otherwise.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Not even lazy writing. The HuffPost column is just a pure partisan hack piece.
    If someone expected different from Puffington, they lack a critical mind.

    I'm a bit disappointed that this forum would discuss a Puff produced piece of propaganda; but hey, it's the internet.


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

    Where's all the liberal outrage at the Clinton's for using ghost writers? All the other liberal politicians who've done it. Where?

    Oh... wait... I forgot... it's only lazy writing if you have an R after your name.

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

    almost 4 hours, and not a single lin has 'explained' why 'this is different' in regards to the outrage that Bush used a ghostwriter, as did both Clintons, and a whole host of other politicians on BOTH sides of the great divide.

    I smell their fear.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    almost 4 hours, and not a single lin has 'explained' why 'this is different' in regards to the outrage that Bush used a ghostwriter, as did both Clintons, and a whole host of other politicians on BOTH sides of the great divide.

    I smell their fear.
    Read the thread again, Whooey. The only person here with their panties in a bunch about ghostwriters is you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Read the thread again, Whooey. The only person here with their panties in a bunch about ghostwriters is you.
    you must have missed the OP. AND the 5th
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Read the thread again, Whooey. The only person here with their panties in a bunch about ghostwriters is you.
    Ghostwriters was the entire point of the thread....


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