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Someone I know on FB linked to [url=http://www.debbieschlussel.com/52489/gore-vidal-child-molester-helped-found-was-active-in-nambla/]an article by someone named Debbie Schlussel[/ur] which claims the author Gore Vidal who just died was a pedophile, etc. The article's claims seem a bit fantastic.

Anyone know who this article's author is an if anything in this is reliable?
 
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The "young hooker" comment is true, he did say that. It's tough to verify anything NAMBLA related since it's all one big echo chamber that takes you back to her.
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whac3 wrote:
Someone I know on FB linked to [url=http://www.debbieschlussel.com/52489/gore-vidal-child-molester-helped-found-was-active-in-nambla/]an article by someone named Debbie Schlussel[/ur] which claims the author Gore Vidal who just died was a pedophile, etc. The article's claims seem a bit fantastic.

Anyone know who this article's author is an if anything in this is reliable?


Debbie Schlussel is a loon. She sees Muslim and antisemitic conspiracies behind every door and never uses a word if there's a more inflammatory word she could use instead.
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Debbie Schlussel is not a credible source.
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Ilthuain wrote:
Debbie Schlussel is not a credible source.

Thanks folks.

For the record, any dissenters?
 
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Here's a compilation of Schlusselmania from a lefty site that tracks (and mocks) all the major players in the right wing commentariat/bloggistocracy.
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Interesting how the anti-Vidal article describes him as an "anti-Semite extraordinaire", while Vidal himself makes recourse to the charge of antisemitism to explain the charges brought against Polanksi.
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Famous people die.

Others exploit that for their own agenda.

Nothing new to see.
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Famous people die.

Others exploit that for their own agenda.

Nothing new to see.

No, but I'd think if the claim is out and out libel that the author of the article would be afraid of getting suded by the estate.

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I'd have put this thread in Chit Chat save for the material.
 
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whac3 wrote:
Halfinger wrote:
Famous people die.

Others exploit that for their own agenda.

Nothing new to see.

No, but I'd think if the claim is out and out libel that the author of the article would be afraid of getting suded by the estate.


IANAL, but I'm fairly sure that round these parts you can't libel the dead. Maybe you could fall foul of something else (most obviously libelling someone still alive as a side-effect). I would have expected the US to be solar, but that I really don't know.
 
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Dearlove wrote:
whac3 wrote:
Halfinger wrote:
Famous people die.

Others exploit that for their own agenda.

Nothing new to see.

No, but I'd think if the claim is out and out libel that the author of the article would be afraid of getting suded by the estate.


IANAL, but I'm fairly sure that round these parts you can't libel the dead. Maybe you could fall foul of something else (most obviously libelling someone still alive as a side-effect). I would have expected tje US to be solar, but that I really don't know.

Perhaps but mostly they use fossil fuels. ninja
 
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whac3 wrote:
Dearlove wrote:
whac3 wrote:
Halfinger wrote:
Famous people die.

Others exploit that for their own agenda.

Nothing new to see.

No, but I'd think if the claim is out and out libel that the author of the article would be afraid of getting suded by the estate.


IANAL, but I'm fairly sure that round these parts you can't libel the dead. Maybe you could fall foul of something else (most obviously libelling someone still alive as a side-effect). I would have expected tje US to be solar, but that I really don't know.

Perhaps but mostly they use fossil fuels. ninja


Nice one. Of course I blame it on iThing autocorrect. It was meant to be similar. How exactly it happened (what my actual typo was) I have no idea.
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Dearlove wrote:

Nice one. Of course I blame it on iThing autocorrect. It was meant to be similar. How exactly it happened (what my actual typo was) I have no idea.

I always turn off auto-correct. Because I tend to use words that are less common, I just get more interference and mistakes when it's on. Its spelling is bad but its grammar is worse. For example, most are based on the Chicago Manual of Style which frankly included blatant errors. The most famous is the affect. effect stuff. Th sentence below is wrong supposedly according to that manual. Yet in fact it's perfectly correct:

"Johnny affects to effect changes in people's attitudes."
 
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whac3 wrote:
Dearlove wrote:

Nice one. Of course I blame it on iThing autocorrect. It was meant to be similar. How exactly it happened (what my actual typo was) I have no idea.

I always turn off auto-correct.


I always turn it off on a real keyboard. But on the small soft keyboard on an iPhone, the tradeoff is different and it does correct actual errors more often than causing them. It would be even better if I could directly edit the dictionary, into which it has learned some of my commonest typos (tje for the in particular).

And as you say, nothing wrong with that sentence. But it's not the sort of case that matters on an iPhone which is mostly word by word corrections and will just accept affect and effect as both words usable anywhere.
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