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#TheResistance pins its hopes on Michael Wolff, who admits parts of his book may not be true

#TheResistance pins its hopes on Michael Wolff, who admits parts of his book may not be true

“included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.”

Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” hijacked the news cycle this week.

Fantastical tales of a White House in disarray, administrative turmoil, and anecdotes aplenty meant to justify Trump’s “unfitness” for the Oval Office made for some captivating reading.

Excerpts allegedly quoting former White House aide Steve Bannon ignited a scorched earth flame war between the embittered exiled aide and Trump.

Immediately, certain parts of the story were called to question as they didn’t hold up to basic fact-checking, begging the question: How much of “Fire and Fury” is true?

Wolff himself isn’t entirely sure all parts of the book he’s peddling as the ultimate insider account of Trump’s first year are actually true. In fact, he knows some of his sources were telling tall tales, yet chose to include their stories anyway.

From Business Insider:

The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump’s presidency acknowledged in an author’s note that he wasn’t certain all of its content was true.

Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.

Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.

But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process Wolff describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.

In other cases, the media columnist said, he did use his journalistic judgment and research to arrive at what he describes “a version of events I believe to be true.”

“Allowing the reader to judge”? What is this, a Choose Your Own Adventure book?

The whole ordeal is garbage and as Professor Jacobson discussed last week, noise.

Truth doesn’t matter. What matters to many on both sides of the aisle is that their point of view is continually confirmed by stories that stroke their chosen reality:


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The boy and girl who read Wolff.

It doesn’t matter if the book is truthful or not (mist likely not). All tgstvmatters is that the left believed it’s true.

These people have truly lost their minds and eventually history will not huge them well. But in the meantime there is “the book” to bolster and reinforce their self delusion.

    Matt_SE in reply to mailman. | January 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    They don’t believe it’s real. The man was denounced by the WaPo long before Trump came along. If they’re buying his book, it’s for entertainment value.

    Claims that they find him credible are clickbait, designed to play on your confirmation bias.

History will not JUDGE them well ffs!!!

” some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process Wolff describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.”

Wasn’t this explanation used after the publication of the Steele dossier?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Liz. | January 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Bet he got it all from old and rejected scripts of the tv show “West Wing!”


Trump the “stable genius”. I believe he is, as he is. It is 90% of official DC and the MSM that have gone stark raving mad! He has triggered them into the open.

It’s become obvious the newspapers sell soap and influence, not news. Now it appears they have decided to forgo selling the soap.

I know stuff like this is red meat to the deranged, but blogs like this one, with reputable reporting are the future of news.

Fox News: “We Report; You Decide”

    funny comment:-) I suppose it hangs on what it means to “report”. C

      Obama’s to Blame for the Birther Movement

      Photo of Obama in Muslim garb shows deep ties to faith

      Seth Rich murdered by Democrats

        Whitewall in reply to Zachriel. | January 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

        Obama– Islamo/Marxist/Manchurian President. His legacy has become Donald Trump it seems.

        tom_swift in reply to Zachriel. | January 6, 2018 at 1:22 pm

        Obama’s to Blame for the Birther Movement

        Nonsense. He’s not to “blame” for it. Being born in a foreign country—as are most people—is not a crime.

        murkyv in reply to Zachriel. | January 6, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        And yet you cannot prove any of those are not true

        There’s a reason they’re called zombie lies.

        Arminius in reply to Zachriel. | January 8, 2018 at 12:04 am

        You dolt, it was being born to a Muslim father and registered at his Indonesian school by his adoptive father, Lolo Soetero, that demonstrates his deep ties to the Muslim faith. Obama himself writes in one of his own boring autobiographies (or more likely his ghostwriter writes) that he would get in trouble for clowning around in Quran class.

        Only students registered as Muslims take Quran class. His old school administrator confirmed as much.

        But actually registering as a Muslim in an Indonesian madrassa (which in Indonesia simply means school) isn’t even required to demonstrate his deep ties to the Muslim faith. As American citizen Meriam Ibrahim found out in the Sudan. Her father was a Muslim, but he abandoned the family (African Muslims do that quite a bit; just ask Barry Soetero) and her mother raised her from birth as a Christian.

        “Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to die in Sudan over her Christianity, reportedly gives birth in jail

        …Ibrahim already has a 20-month-old son who is staying with her in her prison cell, according to multiple reports.

        Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging by a Shariah court in Khartoum earlier this month because she is a Muslim by birth who married a Christian man and refused to recant her Christian faith.

        The case has drawn widespread international attention and outrage.

        “The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion, is abhorrent and should never be even considered,” Amnesty International said in a statement, quoting its Sudan researcher, Manar Idriss.

        “It is flagrant breach of international human rights law,” she said.

        As in many Muslim nations, Muslim women in Sudan are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims, though Muslim men can marry outside their faith. By law, children must follow their father’s religion.

        Sudan introduced Islamic shariah laws in the early 1980s, a move that contributed to the resumption of an insurgency in the mostly animist and Christian south of Sudan…”

        Per every recognized school of Islamic jurisprudence Barack Obama is an apostate, just like Meriam Ibrahim, simply because his Kenyan father is a Muslim.

        The Muslim garb is just the cherry on top.

        And Seth Rich was murdered by Democrats/a Democrat. Even if it was a run-of-the-mill robbery-gone-wrong street crime. He was killed in Washington D.C., for chrissakes. You can fit all the registered Republicans in that city in a single hotel banquet room. And none of them are running around robbing and killing people. If you get killed in D.C. it’s going to be by a Democrat. As long as they remember to re-register once they’ve served their sentence.

    Arminius in reply to Zachriel. | January 7, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Fox News is a big step up from the rest of the DNC leg-humping MSM whose motto is “We propagandize so you’ll decide to see things our way.”

    And by extension this fraudster, Wolff.

    Did somebody once tell you you’re clever, Zachriel? You made a big mistake by listening to that somebody, as you’re not. Because “We report, you decide” is a long way from Wolff’s book that begins with a disclaimer saying not even he knows what’s true and what isn’t in his own book. Moreover, he didn’t even bother to try and figure it out. The journalistic standard at least traditionally was to get as close to the truth as possible before filing a report. And then not telling people what they’re supposed to think.

    Fox is simply saying they’re sticking to the traditional journalistic standard.

    Wolff on he other hand essentially says “I know I’m reporting lies, but I don’t even know what is a lie or even how much of my book is a pack of lies, but I’ll let the reader decide.”

    The only sane decision is that it’s all lies and pass on the book.

Connivin Caniff | January 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Dr. Evil in disguise?

he did use his journalistic judgment and research to arrive at what he describes “a version of events I believe to be true.”

In other words, the old “fake but accurate.”

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of ‘Fire and Fury’, Signifying nothing…

theduchessofkitty | January 6, 2018 at 1:19 pm

“Too good to check”… right, LA Times?

Good to know we now have an argument for the repeal of Freedom of the Press…

Ah, so it’s a *Fictional* docudrama. Strange, it seems to have been misfiled under Non-Fiction.

I noticed how the author claims “recordings” exist that validate his more outrageous claims. Any bets that these recordings are of other people claiming that other people heard that the events happened?

Herr Himmler, is that you?

Some interesting quotes from William Faulkner’s seem apropos here:

“[P]oets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth. . . .”

“[P]oets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth. . . .”

“…some things…just have to be whether they are or not.”
Shreve McCannon, Absalom, Absalom!

I think they are an insight into the crazy left. If the average lib read these they would wholeheartedly agree.

    NavyMustang in reply to NavyMustang. | January 6, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Instead of the repeated quote, the third one was to be:

    “[T]he artist’s prerogative . . . is to emphasize, to underline, to blow up facts, distort facts in order to state a truth.”

The left has a shiny new Alinsky dog whistle named Wolff.

It’s difficult to take seriously any threat from people who think Wolff is credible. He’s been denounced by every person he’s ever written about.

In fact, I doubt even the left believes him.

Gives the progs and nevertrumpers (I repeat myself) a few more days to believe Trump is going down. Lies are all they have.

At Last … Russian Collusion Found !!

‘You’re going to die a slow and painful death’: Russian Prostitute, 27, accused of trying to extort $400,000 from Eliot Spitzer releases recording she says is of the disgraced former governor threatening to kill her

yeesh. If it is his voice, then it is very disturbing that he told her she would die a slow and painful death. Add that to Conyers’ comment to his intern about Chandra Levy and I beginning to wonder … Creepy.

This is not simply “noise”. It is all that the anti-Trump forces have to attack him with.

Their Russian Collusion meme has fallen flat. No evidence has been produced of any collusion to influence the election between Trump and any agent of the Russian government. The Trump Tower meeting does not count as it was held for the purpose of hearing what was supposed to be accurate information damaging to the Clinton campaign; simple opposition research.

Obstruction of justice is merely wishful thinking, as Trump did not take any action to stop an active investigation into any criminal act.

Trump has been more than fair in all of his actions, including his treatment of the DACA registrants.

So, all the opposition has left is vague personal attacks on the sitting President, none of which have been proven to be accurate. In fact, the members of the media, who continue to question the mental stability of the President, look much more unstable, themselves.

It is really sad to watch the ineffective attacks on the President.

By the way, what happened to Antifa? Remember the grassroots movement to fight the President’s agenda in the streets? As soon as it began to draw significant negative numbers from the public, it stopped. There have been no Antifa or BLM actions mentioned in the last 5-6 months. They have been replaced by #MeToo. I wonder why? Perhaps their masters told them to sit down and shut up.

It is all part of the same strategy and it is simply not working.

The point of the book is to give them a common touchstone when weaving thier false reality, like Bush Lued Troops Died.

The goal of the book is not to tell the truth, the goal is to get liberals all repeating the same lie until it becomes a “known” truth.

I need to invent a product to rip these people off I could make a fortune crafting their alternate reality.

He is a Tulip salesman. Now he is selling books. In a month he will be gone, but rich. Just like the last tulip salesman.