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Sun Jan 15 18:29:12 CST 2012

I am getting tired of dealing with your ignorant comments  Al.
"Just  the facts, ma'am." Sgt. Joe Friday. Dragnet.

Your Most Obediant  Servant  

In a message dated 1/15/2012 12:44:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
atmackeyjr at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
The  black and white line is crossed when only one tree falls  in the 
nd is heard and a lying author writes a book that says a dozen  trees  all 
ell at the same time.  And if you go back to the forest and  see  only one 
ree down doesn't that tell you that the author is lying  and  the statement 
s fiction and not fact?
How  do you know he's lying and didn't simply make an honest mistake?

nd  history is made up purely of facts.
Actually, history  is made up of facts and interpretations based on those 
facts, because we  cannot have 100% of the facts of an event.

hen you deliberately, or  recklessly, insert fictions into a  tellling of 
istory that destroys  the integrity and it is no longer  history.

ind of like saying  Lincoln and Grant had a meeting in the  Oval Office.

f you are  going to publicize a book for sale as "history"  then can't 
ave  fiction in it- you have to call it historical   fiction.
What do you make of the first edition of  David Martin's book on July 1, 

oddington has minor errors and  since publication new  facts have come out 
o conflict with his  assertions.   But he  didn't put Grant and Lincoln in 
he  Oval Office.
But did Grant and Lincoln ever meet in  Lincoln's office?  If so, then the 
office is merely misnamed.

Just  the facts, ma'am.

Sgt. Joe Friday.  Dragnet.
Joe Friday never said that.  So then does that  make you "a lying author?"

Best Regards,
Al  Mackey

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