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I agree with Ray in #35 and I'm still not sure what kind of research was needed that Pos is incapable of doing.
Serious, long-term biographical research on Paterno, that might shed some light in what ways the scandal fit into the patterns of his life. Barra pointed this out, but Barra was only working off a few things he knew and on Poz's thin bio work.
Some people, like the Salon guy, are basically ignoring the fact that the book is supposed to be a biography of Paterno, not a true-crime story of the Sandusky scandal. I am sure those books are coming, but that is not the book Posnanski was trying to write.
If I can quote a very wise computer...
If Posnanski's work here is as loathsome as many seem to think it is, it should be easy to dismantle without unsupportedly accusing Posnanski of the greatest journalistic crime imaginable.
Robinred, I fail to see how the actual book that Posnanski wrote, whatever it was, should not have covered as much of the Sandusky stuff as possible.
Accusing Posnanski of straight making up quotes and conversations, which has happened on this thread, is utterly beyond the pale without some evidence to back it up beyond,
If Posnanski's work here is as loathsome as many seem to think it is, it should be easy to dismantle
He relinquished his claim to ethical high ground as a journalist with this work product. If he hasn't - if someone can carry on in such a disgusting fashion for the better part of a year as he has and spit out this book and suffer no consequences - then I don't know what we're all doing.
What consequences are you looking for?
You believe he lied. As others have pointed out in other threads, there are explanations for his initial statements that, while not flattering, do not conclude that he lied.
If Posnanski ... is as loathsome as many seem to think ...
He's written in the past on sabermetrics, and there have been times in the past where I've seen ideas discussed in BBTF curiously pop up in Campos's stuff. He's also famously active in online discussion. He's very much a contrarian ####, I mean that as praise. He fits right in to the BBTF zeitgeist.
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