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Sunday, September 25, 2005

[I'm taking this post down because its content is probably too inflammatory for anyone to get what I was trying to say, and anyway it's off topic.]

4 Comments:

I'm a HUGE fan of this site, but this post is ugly and embarrassing.

You refer to a story in the National Enquirer--THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER!--that Bush is a drunk. But instead of giving us the story with its deserved "grain of salt", you first try to prop up THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER as a legitimate news source.

Because your Dad says they once fact-checked.

I grant the story may be true. That's not the point. Read your post again as if you're not you, and then answer the question, "Are you mad?"

You think your word play has thrown us off the scent that you DO want the story to be true?

By Blogger ideasmatter, at 3:27 AM  

I wouldn't be surprised if the story is true. I've heard that the MSM is also sniffing at it.

By Blogger PJ McIlvaine, at 11:22 AM  

It's too bad you took the post down. I read it and it didn't seem particularly partisan to me. And, I totally understood that you were commenting on how something that is comming from a tabloid could be "spun" by the other media sources into a huge story. Which DOES tie into screenwriting as it's all fodder for the mill.

Furthermore, The Enquirer has previously "scooped" other more "legitamate" news sources in the political arena. Notibly, Jesse Jackson's child with his mistress, Gary Hart's affair with Donna Rice and Hilary Clinton's brother being paid for securing a pardon. Yeah, it's a tabloid, but that doesn't automatically mean that the story itself is a lie, or that it's not worth discussing. As Alex pointed out, if you're gonna go with THIS kind of story, you'd better have checked your FACTS, because if there's the slightest chink in your story, you'll get sued.

I, for one, think it's pretty plausible that he's drinking again. Lots' of people fall off the wagon when under stress.

As for being a "drunk". According to all of AA'a material and most "experts" in that field, once a drunk, always a drunk. So, Shrub, along with my Dad and millions of other people in this country, is a drunk.

By Blogger writergurl, at 12:26 PM  

My disappointment know no bounds. And here I thought you'd written something inflammatory about me. :{

By Blogger madscreenwriter, at 3:30 PM  

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