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I am now able to attach the pdf of my story, hope you can access it.

Michael

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Michael H Goldhaber <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> It's surprising that Diamond, with years of experience studying birds in
> PNG, and supposedly interacting with locals,  had not encountered many
> obvious tall tales.
>
> Best,
> Michael
>
>
> On May 14, 2009, at 2:40 PM, herb fox wrote:
>
>  As an amateur with a passing long ago acquaintance with anthropological
>> films on PNG, i recall massive but modestly armed confrontations in which
>> almost no one loses his life.  Then ever expanding tales of fierce fighting
>> and multiple deaths.  I am inclined to believe that the arrogant Jared
>> Diamond got suckered.  The telling of tall tales by pre-modern people is
>> apparently rather common.  The tales become more elaborate the greater the
>> listener's interest.  Such great, vivid and captivating entertainment is
>> poorly replaced today by tv.  Judging by how Ronald Reagan's story telling
>> was widely accepted as truth, i am not surprised that J.D. got suckered.
>>  Why can't these wonderfully creative tellers of tall tales be included in
>> such contests as the Pullitzer Prize.
>> In the interest of full disclosure, i have an animus toward J. D. based on
>> reading his creative writing.
>> herb
>>
>> Michael Balter wrote:
>>
>>> I hope list members will be able to read my story along with Rhonda's
>>> account, as it has many quotes from Jared Diamond and David Remnick giving
>>> their side of the story. It is important to know what they are saying
>>> whether or not one agrees with it.
>>>
>>> MB
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Phil Gasper <[log in to unmask]<mailto:
>>> [log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>
>>>   Rhonda Shearer's critique of Diamond's New Yorker article is here:
>>>   http://www.stinkyjournalism.org/latest-journalism-news-updates-149.php
>>> .
>>>
>>>
>>>   On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 1:13 PM, Michael Balter
>>>   <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://michael-balter.blogspot.com/2009/05/vengeance-bites-back-at-jared-diamond.html
>>>
>>>       Here is a link that might be of interest to list members.
>>>
>>>       best, Michael
>>>
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