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Huffington Post, Friday morning:
George Bush Book ‘Decision Points’ Lifted From Advisers’ Books
Keith Olbermann, via Twitter, Friday afternoon:
Oops. Bush lifted others’ passages for “Decision Points” http://huff.to/9BG8Gn Dramatic readings substitute for Thurber tonight on Countdown
Keith Olbermann, via Twitter, Friday evening:
ShowPlug6: instead of Thurber, a different kind of fiction: George W. Bush’s “Decision Points” – 16 “text similarities” to other authors
Keith Olbermann, via Twitter, later Friday evening:
ShowPlug Supplemental: we’re killing the Bush book segment. I just got a look at the books, other than 1, overlaps are minimal and silly
Keith Olbermann, Countdown, Friday evening:
We were going to do a segment tonight on similarities between George Bush’s new book and the works of others, particularly Bob Woodward’s books. And there are some — one in particular we mentioned at the start of the program.
But only when I saw the actual books, just before air tonight, was it evident that a lot of these so-called “similarities” appear only when some very selective editing is done, either in Bush’s book or the other ones. So the segment is dead. Back instead in a moment with a Thurber story…
That’s odd. Why didn’t Keith call out HuffPo by name on their Very Selective Editing?