More specifically, while he has used information that was provided on an internet forum freely, he used this information without consulting the provider or even alerting the provider. Ed did nothing to check with his source to see if publishing his writings would cause any conflicts, or if following up on the information with the originating source might put his provider in a compromised position.
As a result, his track record of protecting his sources as a journalist/writer would is somewhat in question.
I wish him well on all his endeavors, and if it is sound, I'm sure he will be able to defend his position on his own.
Dennis, although I obviously haven't read the book, I did go there and reply to that poster's remarks that this forum is antiSemitic! I don't know if Amazon will post our replies, but at least I tried. I'll go back before I leave work to see if it is posted. Thanks for the alert. This is our "family" he is attacking!
Thanks for the kind words and offers to help -- I appreciate it.
Donald: I was going to send you a PM in response to your posting, but your PM mailbox appears to be full ... so I'll respond in public, with a simple "huh?"
Unfortunately, I have no idea what you're referring to. I'm usually pretty careful about checking sources, getting permissions, etc. in the writing that I do. It certainly is possible that I've made a mistake somewhere along the way -- I would be the last one to claim that I'm perfect. But without knowing any of the details, I would have to assume that whatever it is that you're referring to was an innocent oversight or mistake on my part ...
I'm not asking you to disclose the identity of the individual involved, or any confidences etc -- but can you give me enough information so that I can tell whether an apology is warranted, or whether there's a simple misunderstanding?
Originally posted by Gods1sheep Dennis, although I obviously haven't read the book, I did go there and reply to that poster's remarks that this forum is antiSemitic! I don't know if Amazon will post our replies, but at least I tried. I'll go back before I leave work to see if it is posted. Thanks for the alert. This is our "family" he is attacking!
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