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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:47 pm 
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Journalist Critical Of Climate Skeptic Michael Crichton Written Into Crichton Novel As Child Rapist

Best-selling novelist Michael Crichton is a vocal critic of global warming science. His 2004 novel State of Fear depicts global warming as a hoax concocted by environmentalists to raise money. In January 2005, Crichton spent an hour talking with President Bush; the two were “in near-total agreement,” according to Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes.

Last March, New Republic senior editor Michael Crowley wrote a cover story called “Jurassic President: Michael Crichton’s Scariest Creation.” It highlighted Crichton’s junk science and the danger posed by President Bush adopting it.

Crichton’s response was to smear Crowley in his latest novel, Next, by writing in a character named “Mick Crowley” who rapes a two-year-old boy. The following is a graphic excerpt from Crichton’s novel (reader beware)...(the following quote was too graphic to post, you can follow the link to read if you wish)

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/14/crichton-critic/


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Crichton may be smart as hell, but he may also have drunk the koolaid as a Republican shill while spending too much time in front of a mirror high-fiving himself. It's hard for me to believe that Crichton would find anything to talk about with GWB, even if they supposedly "agreed" on global warming.

They're poles apart on the intelligence scale but obviously they're pretty close twins on the integrity scale.

Do you suppose W has read any of Crichton's books?

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In January 2005, Crichton spent an hour talking with President Bush; the two were “in near-total agreement,” according to Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes.


Just how believable do you find Fred Barnes to be? Not my idea of someone believable. But, goes along with all the other R tactics of selling their crap.

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FRED BARNES:

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He is host, along with Mort Kondracke, of the Beltway Boys on the Fox News Channel. Mr. Barnes appears regularly on Fox's Special Report with Brit Hume.


THAT says he's not very credible when it comes to truth-telling.

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ABOUT THE WEEKLY STANDARD

The Weekly Standard made its debut on September 18, 1995. Edited by William Kristol and Fred Barnes, the magazine is published 48 times a year by News America Incorporated. The Weekly Standard is available by subscription. The price of a single copy is $3.95.


http://www.weeklystandard.com/AboutUs/default.asp

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William Kristol is editor of the influential Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, Mr. Kristol regularly appears on Fox News Sunday and on the Fox News Channel.

Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, Mr. Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Mr. Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


Mr. Kristol recently co-authored The New York Times bestseller The War Over Iraq: America's Mission and Saddam's Tyranny


http://www.weeklystandard.com/aboutus/bio_kristol.asp

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Hmm, pretty much puts Mr. Barnes statement into perspective, eh?

Truly, I wonder just how much Bush is able to understand...period.

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