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(NPR)   Who's who in the "All In" zoo? NPR's got your cast of characters, including Paula Broadwell's ghost writer. Ghost writer? In related news, Paula Broadwell's list of accomplishments drops from 2 to 1   (npr.org) divider line 113
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2012-11-13 04:11:59 PM  
I'm really torn on whether the Petraeus biography, All In, is a more hilarious title than Jerry Sandusky's Touched.

It's little things like this that make me life worth living.
 
2012-11-13 04:16:27 PM  
weeklystandard.com
/amirite???
 
2012-11-13 04:31:23 PM  
Fifty Shades of Rank?
 
General Shades of Grey?
 
Damn, I hope Kim Kardashian is involved somehow.
 
2012-11-13 04:51:47 PM  
I want Bebe Neuwirth to play PB in the inevitable bio-pic.

/Just me?
 
2012-11-13 04:54:57 PM  

quatchi: I want Bebe Neuwirth to play PB in the inevitable bio-pic.

/Just me?


I want to see Chyna.
 
2012-11-13 05:40:33 PM  
"Ghost writer" suggests that he anonymously wrote or rewrote the book.

He's clearly credited.
 
2012-11-13 05:52:00 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm really torn on whether the Petraeus biography, All In, is a more hilarious title than Jerry Sandusky's Touched.

It's little things like this that make me life worth living.


Walker: [weeklystandard.com image 640x409]
/amirite???


You base individuals. You make me LAWL.
 
2012-11-13 05:55:58 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: quatchi: I want Bebe Neuwirth to play PB in the inevitable bio-pic.

/Just me?

I want to see Chyna.


*looks closer at pic, notes pipes*

She does kinda look like she's on her way up to receive an award for winning an arm wrestling championship in that pic.

Chyna would be acceptable as a body double for the nude scenes at the very least.

Maybe shoot the whole thing with her and then Bebe's can just do the VO work.

Just spitballin' here. Riffin'.
 
2012-11-13 08:06:32 PM  
There's one side view pic of her fivehead that makes her look like a Bene Gesserit mother.
 
2012-11-13 08:18:28 PM  
Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?
 
2012-11-13 08:18:48 PM  

FishyFred: "Ghost writer" suggests that he anonymously wrote or rewrote the book.

He's clearly credited.


Yeah, but any time I see a book with one author's name featured prominently on the cover and then that less obvious "with someone less well-known," I always assume that "with" person really did all the work and the more prominently credited author is just taking the bulk of the credit for doing much less work.

It's never the "with" person who's going on the book tours and getting all the attention, but they gotta be credited for some reason. The "with" guy did the heavy lifting; the other person is better at promoting the book and increasing sales. You never see the "with" person, so while technically not a ghost writer, they kinda may as well be.

I know this is a sweeping generalization and I could very well be wrong, but this is the thought that crosses my mind whenever I see a book like this.
 
2012-11-13 08:22:56 PM  
From the WashingtonPost article by the ghostwriter: "I sat in my basement in Maryland and wrote what was virtually a real-time narrative fashioned from the torrent of e-mails, documents and interview transcripts Broadwell sent my way."

So basically she just forwarded emails to him and he did all the writing. I think maybe the names on the book cover need to be reversed.
 
2012-11-13 08:23:26 PM  
The first rule of fark Club?
 
2012-11-13 08:25:44 PM  

missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?



Why yes.....yes she was.
 
2012-11-13 08:30:21 PM  

Shenanigans!: FishyFred: "Ghost writer" suggests that he anonymously wrote or rewrote the book.

He's clearly credited.

Yeah, but any time I see a book with one author's name featured prominently on the cover and then that less obvious "with someone less well-known," I always assume that "with" person really did all the work and the more prominently credited author is just taking the bulk of the credit for doing much less work.

It's never the "with" person who's going on the book tours and getting all the attention, but they gotta be credited for some reason. The "with" guy did the heavy lifting; the other person is better at promoting the book and increasing sales. You never see the "with" person, so while technically not a ghost writer, they kinda may as well be.

I know this is a sweeping generalization and I could very well be wrong, but this is the thought that crosses my mind whenever I see a book like this.


That's the way I felt when I read the script for Good Will Hunting by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck with Edmund Yang
 
2012-11-13 08:30:48 PM  
That Jill chicka has some dandy knockers.
 
2012-11-13 08:33:07 PM  
After the Denver speech, where Paula divulged information that only someone like Petraeus would have given her, she took questions.

One was "what do you want to do in the future, career wise...."
She responded that she would like to be the WH National Security Advisor.

You know, the position directly under the President.
 
2012-11-13 08:33:24 PM  

netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.


Somehow this proves 'Obama BAD',
but I can't figure out how
 
2012-11-13 08:35:59 PM  

netcentric: After the Denver speech, where Paula divulged information that only someone like Petraeus would have given her, she took questions.

One was "what do you want to do in the future, career wise...."
She responded that she would like to be the WH National Security Advisor.

You know, the position directly under the President.


Also known as the missionary position?
 
2012-11-13 08:36:36 PM  
This is great publicity for so many... I'm left eagerly awaiting who next will pile onto the clusterfark.
 
2012-11-13 08:37:49 PM  

rwa2: This is great publicity for so many... I'm left eagerly awaiting who next will pile onto the clusterfark.


Best one of these in a while
 
2012-11-13 08:39:08 PM  
Wha... wha... what?

What?

o.O

How dafuq do these people get paid to be complete and total scam artists? Totally ridiculous. She got paid millions to jog with Petraeus and to warm his bed. Meanwhile some dude is writing her books for her.
 
2012-11-13 08:41:58 PM  
From an interview the writer gave the other night on TV, Broadwell basically sent him interview transcripts and email exchanges, and he wrote the book based on that, sent her the manuscript, and she editied it liberally to suit her tastes. He said she made it much more of a puff piece than he had originally written it with her revisions.
 
2012-11-13 08:42:15 PM  

netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.


Didn't the CIA say what she said was not true?

So it comes down to who you believe, the CIA? Or do you believe that the woman who started a cat fight that ruined two men careers wouldn't tell a bunch of strangers lies to make herself seem more important.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:23 PM  

MFAWG: netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.

Somehow this proves 'Obama BAD',
but I can't figure out how


Come on, you know the answer... he's black. Both Generals were promoted by Bush, weren't they?
 
2012-11-13 08:44:03 PM  

Alys: He said she made it much more of a puff piece than he had originally written it with her revisions.


I bet there was a lot of puffing.
 
2012-11-13 08:44:40 PM  

Alys: He said she made it much more of a puff piece than he had originally written it with her revisions.


I wonder why...
 
2012-11-13 08:44:48 PM  
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-11-13 08:47:44 PM  
Damn. This is a shiatty Lifetime flick in the making.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:02 PM  

Chuck Ruffcorn: The first rule of fark Club?


Wrap it before you tap it?
 
2012-11-13 08:49:05 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: quatchi: I want Bebe Neuwirth to play PB in the inevitable bio-pic.

/Just me?

I want to see Chyna.


Perfect casting.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:28 PM  
netcentric

After the Denver speech, where Paula divulged information that only someone like Petraeus would have given her, she took questions.

One was "what do you want to do in the future, career wise...."
She responded that she would like to be the WH National Security Advisor.

You know, the position directly under the President.


Directly under the President indeed
 
2012-11-13 08:50:32 PM  

missiv: MFAWG: netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.

Somehow this proves 'Obama BAD',
but I can't figure out how

Come on, you know the answer... he's black. Both Generals were promoted by Bush, weren't they?


Yes, but Fartbongo upped the ante exponentially. That may explain why the Right Wing Rage Machine is dragging him through the mid with a team of diarrhea spewing horses
 
2012-11-13 08:51:39 PM  
So, Broadwell's "accomplishment" is blowing a guy to get information that she handed off to a real writer who created "her" book? What a great person.
 
2012-11-13 08:54:02 PM  

ongbok: netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.

Didn't the CIA say what she said was not true?

So it comes down to who you believe, the CIA? Or do you believe that the woman who started a cat fight that ruined two men careers wouldn't tell a bunch of strangers lies to make herself seem more important.




Aaactually if you are going by the numbers, you probably can't use much of the information the CIA puts out in public.

Like 'we were never in Laos', just as an example.


But here is the CIA denial just for the record.
"The CIA denies this saying the CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009. That's when the President signed executive order 13491. The CIA claims any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is "uninformed and baseless."

So they've got that going for them, which is nice...
 
2012-11-13 08:55:40 PM  

netcentric: ongbok: netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.

Didn't the CIA say what she said was not true?

So it comes down to who you believe, the CIA? Or do you believe that the woman who started a cat fight that ruined two men careers wouldn't tell a bunch of strangers lies to make herself seem more important.



Aaactually if you are going by the numbers, you probably can't use much of the information the CIA puts out in public.

Like 'we were never in Laos', just as an example.


But here is the CIA denial just for the record.
"The CIA denies this saying the CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009. That's when the President signed executive order 13491. The CIA claims any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is "uninformed and baseless."

So they've got that going for them, which is nice...


Huh. Rogue operation?
 
2012-11-13 08:55:46 PM  
Dumb Broad well
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-13 08:57:08 PM  
I hate to say it, but I prefer Jezebel to NPR.
 
2012-11-13 08:57:28 PM  

theorellior: Wha... wha... what?

What?

o.O

How dafuq do these people get paid to be complete and total scam artists? Totally ridiculous. She got paid millions to jog with Petraeus and to warm his bed. Meanwhile some dude is writing her books for her.


Meet..... The Power of the Pussy.
 
2012-11-13 08:58:57 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: So, Broadwell's "accomplishment" is blowing a guy to get information that she handed off to a real writer who created "her" book? What a great person.


The least surprising thing about this is that they're both West Pointers
 
2012-11-13 09:00:37 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: So, Broadwell's "accomplishment" is blowing a guy to get information that she handed off to a real writer who created "her" book? What a great person.


Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoaaaa. Nobody said anything about any blowjobs. Just farking, alright?
 
2012-11-13 09:00:40 PM  
Negative GhostWriter, the pattern is full!
 
2012-11-13 09:04:12 PM  
One good thing is, that the FBI easily picked up on Paula's emails that contained details of the Generals movements. And, you know, shouldn't be common knowledge.

And we all know that no other country can hack into any of our computer systems.
So, it's all good. Safe and Secure. Noooooo....cracks in our system.

/nope
 
2012-11-13 09:04:32 PM  

Alys: From an interview the writer gave the other night on TV, Broadwell basically sent him interview transcripts and email exchanges, and he wrote the book based on that, sent her the manuscript, and she editied it liberally to suit her tastes. He said she made it much more of a puff piece than he had originally written it with her revisions.



Who do you write for
I wanna know
I believe you is
The Government's whore
And keepin peoples dumb
Is where you're coming from

--- FZ, The Packard Goose
 
2012-11-13 09:11:49 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-13 09:13:02 PM  
...and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeee...
 
2012-11-13 09:17:18 PM  
This isn't even worthy of the word "scandal." It's just a big farking pathetic mess.
 
2012-11-13 09:21:36 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: quatchi: I want Bebe Neuwirth to play PB in the inevitable bio-pic.

/Just me?

I want to see Chyna.


Rita Rudner.
 
2012-11-13 09:23:17 PM  

MFAWG: netcentric: ongbok: netcentric: missiv: Wasn't she disclosing a CIA secret, about the CIA annex in Libya at this lecture?


Why yes.....yes she was.

Didn't the CIA say what she said was not true?

So it comes down to who you believe, the CIA? Or do you believe that the woman who started a cat fight that ruined two men careers wouldn't tell a bunch of strangers lies to make herself seem more important.



Aaactually if you are going by the numbers, you probably can't use much of the information the CIA puts out in public.

Like 'we were never in Laos', just as an example.


But here is the CIA denial just for the record.
"The CIA denies this saying the CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009. That's when the President signed executive order 13491. The CIA claims any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is "uninformed and baseless."

So they've got that going for them, which is nice...

Huh. Rogue operation?


Overzealous staffer.
 
2012-11-13 09:26:01 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: That Jill chicka has some dandy knockers.


Paid for with your tax dollars.
 
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