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Amazon.com Removes Mapes Excerpt
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 5, 2005

Posted on 10/05/2005 7:38:43 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com

After initially putting the first chapter of fired CBS producer Mary Mapes's book, Truth and Duty, on its web site, Amazon.com has apparently pulled the plug on the enterprise. Visitors to the online book retailer can no longer read the excerpt as it no longer shows up in listings for the print or audio versions of the book.

Was the excerpt yanked because of the several objectively incorrect assertions it contained, and the subsequent blog firestorm their exposition caused? Only Amazon or Mapes's publisher, St. Martin’s Press knows for sure.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazon; book; cbsnews; fakebutaccurate; frisnotablog; leftistbias; leftistidiots; leftistlies; mapes; marymapes; mediabias; seebs; truthandduty
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To: KarlInOhio
PJ-Comix comments on Mapes' book. DUmmie FUnnies 10-04-05 (Mary Mapes Spins Fiction---Book Excerpt)

The excerpt and comments are hilarious. BTW, what in the hell is "peripheral spacing"????? There's a well-known typesetting concept called "proportional spacing".

21 posted on 10/05/2005 9:22:11 PM PDT by mikegi
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To: Mount Athos

Thanks, we don't want to get OUR facts wrong!

Just the same, isn't it strange how clueless the MSM is? Their head is so in the clouds they are totally unaware of major sites, forms and blogs like FR?

That is, IF she is telling the truth.


22 posted on 10/05/2005 9:28:05 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: Mount Athos

Thanks, we don't want to get OUR facts wrong!

Just the same, isn't it strange how clueless the MSM is? Their head is so in the clouds they are totally unaware of major sites, forms and blogs like FR?

That is, IF she is telling the truth.


23 posted on 10/05/2005 9:28:05 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: Mount Athos

Thanks, we don't want to get OUR facts wrong!

Just the same, isn't it strange how clueless the MSM is? Their head is so in the clouds they are totally unaware of major sites, forms and blogs like FR?

That is, IF she is telling the truth.


24 posted on 10/05/2005 9:28:06 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: tubebender

According to my records, Buckhead made the famous "post 47" at 11:59 EST. Now 60 minutes is on early in the evening, right?


25 posted on 10/05/2005 9:33:20 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: Mount Athos

I only pressed it once! I promise!


26 posted on 10/05/2005 9:35:32 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Our work was being compared to that of Jayson Blair, the discredited New York Times reporter who had fabricated and plagiarized stories.

That would be me. :-)

27 posted on 10/05/2005 9:46:49 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to MSM: "You are stuck on stupid. Over.")
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To: Starve The Beast
"Newsflash, Mary: All I want from you is the news. Not the truth, the news. I'll decide what the truth is."

That's a Pulitzer statement if I ever heard one. Good on you!

28 posted on 10/05/2005 9:53:03 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: kingu
"Saint Martin's Press can kiss this bookshop goodbye; the sales critter was less than happy to see us go."

Time for SMP to become a vanity publisher. It's sure acting like one.

29 posted on 10/05/2005 9:56:47 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Don't you guys understand! The documents weren't forged, they were recreated from historical information.

This is commonly referred to as "forged".


30 posted on 10/06/2005 5:29:38 AM PDT by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: stockpirate
The documents weren't forged, they were recreated from historical information warped, deceptive liberal minds.

There. Now it's accurate.

31 posted on 10/06/2005 7:05:43 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right!
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To: RatherBiased.com
The book is no longer on Amazon at all this morning! (Thurs)

Looking for something?
We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site

32 posted on 10/06/2005 7:19:30 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: Slings and Arrows
I think you can claim at least an assist on this one.

The MAIN reason why the Mary Mapes book was removed from Amazon was because I DUFUed it on the DUFUed it in the DUmmie FUnnies. That book was taken down from Amazon (first just the excerpt and then the book itself) only a SHORT TIME after it was featured in the DUmmie FUnnies.

33 posted on 10/06/2005 2:33:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: RatherBiased.com
The ONLY place where you can read the ENTIRE Mary Mapes book excerpt is in the DUmmie FUnnies where it has been preserved for posterity...and comedy.
34 posted on 10/06/2005 2:34:46 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

hey PJ, you should ping the list to this thread....

kudos!!


35 posted on 10/06/2005 2:35:43 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (FR is funny when the HYSTERIA corps is out in force.....it's vanity day!!!!)
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To: KarlInOhio
PJ-Comix comments on Mapes' book. DUmmie FUnnies 10-04-05 (Mary Mapes Spins Fiction---Book Excerpt)

YUP! The MAIN reason the book was removed. Remember, within minutes after my DUFU blog edition about this went up, it was the #1 news story in Google about Mary Mapes. Right now it is in the #2 slot.

36 posted on 10/06/2005 2:38:35 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Buckhead
Or maybe her publisher did.

You might remember that I did question in the DUmmie FUnnies why her publisher did no fact checking. The fact that Mary Mapes herself can't be bothered with fact checking is well known but that even her publisher doesn't bother to check the facts is really inexcusable.

37 posted on 10/06/2005 2:42:23 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Starve The Beast

The title should read, Truth Decay.


38 posted on 10/06/2005 2:44:37 PM PDT by csvset
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To: RatherBiased.com
The audio tape version is still up here. No excerpts though.
39 posted on 10/06/2005 2:50:31 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

The documents weren't forged, they were recreated from historical information warped, deceptive liberal minds.
There. Now it's accurate.


Thanks, I needed that, I don't know what came over me.


40 posted on 10/06/2005 2:54:53 PM PDT by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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