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SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-08-24

Looking at what happened to Barton's book, it's pretty amazing when a god-botherer who wants to rewrite U.S. history to fit a Christian mold is called a liar by other Christian historians.

I guess that whole lying to further the faith thing isn't always smiled upon.

Unfortunately, I think Barton's book has been picked up by a right-wing publisher, which isn't entirely surprising.

Old_Zircon - 2012-08-25

This site's been on a roll with the neologisms this month! "God-botherer" is right up there with "sex pest."

frau_eva - 2012-08-24

Knowing how many lies are put into books, he must be unlucky enough to have a publisher with standards(I would say "higher standards" but that would imply that book publishers had any when it came to something potentially profitable).

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-08-24

Knowing? That must be interesting.

You should differentiate between books that are intentionally misleading that are obvious editorial screeds (anything by Ann Coulter, for example) and texts that are supposed to be scholarly works that are presented as ones that are to be used as reference or whose facts are correct with other sections with the author's opinions/analysis.

There's also whole sections dedicated to books that are complete and utter lies. Most of them involve the word "fiction."

frau_eva - 2012-08-25

Nothing I said contradicted what you just said, unless you read my comment and somehow saw, "Everything published is a lie forever." Reading comprehension is important.

Architeuthis Tux - 2012-08-25

So, Frau Eva, how exactly DO you know how many lies are put into books?

Were you there in the book factory watching the workers dose every book with a little shaker jar of falsehoods?

The fact that you state that many published books have lies in them is not the central point you are making. The central point you are making is that you, Frau Eva, have an imperious view of the publishing industry and its manifold paralogisms. If that's not the point you were trying to make, then the reading comprehension problem has begun with the author.

Old_Zircon - 2012-08-25

I don't care how, I just want to know the actual figure.

dek863 - 2012-08-25

What is with those camera angles?

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2012-08-25

Glenn knows from his days over at FOX NEWS that his target audience needs constant flashing colors, moving graphics, and irrational quick shifting angles of white people talking.

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