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March 12, 2010

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Kay Tie

"Can we ever believe a word they say?"

No.

Paul Flynn

Thanks Adamski. Can we ever believe a word they say?

Paul Flynn

That's a good idea, Patrick. The very last thing in my mind when I write books is making money. The serialisation of my book recovers most of the publisher's expenses. Anyone who believes that they can make money out of political book is due to be disappointed.

Adamski

You may find this story interesting -

"A War of Perception and Misinformation
The Siege of the Fictional City of Marja

For weeks, the U.S. public followed the biggest offensive of the Afghanistan War against what it was told was a "city of 80,000 people" as well as the logistical hub of the Taliban in that part of Helmand. That idea was a central element in the overall impression built up in February that Marja was a major strategic objective, more important than other district centres in Helmand.

It turns out, however, that the picture of Marja presented by military officials and obediently reported by major news media is one of the clearest and most dramatic pieces of misinformation of the entire war, apparently aimed at hyping the offensive as a historic turning point in the conflict.

Marja is not a city or even a real town, but either a few clusters of farmers' homes or a large agricultural area covering much of the southern Helmand River Valley."
http://www.counterpunch.org/porter03082010.html

Patrick

The dilemma for people like Kawczynski is they cannot accept that others work and think differently to them.

The fact that a successful book launch will mean more readers will only ever translate to mean more cash to a Tory.

Book sales are on-going so it's difficult to work out whether a profit is going to be made. Perhaps you could establish whether the book will indeed cover costs or indeed make money then donate any profit to a charity of your choice.

You could then send Kawczynski a copy of the cheque with a signed copy of the unusual suspect (only for his time and trouble).

It's never too late to try to save a Tory but Kawczynski does appear on the surface to be a complex puzzle needing more than the usual case diagnosis.

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