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The Latest Crichton News

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyFebruary 22, 2006 12:52 AM


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State of Fear is back in the top 100 books on, presumably thanks to the news that Bush read it. Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh, who's probably driving plenty of those sales, has this to say about Crichton's book:

If you haven't read State of Fear you ought to get it and you ought to read it, because he puts it in novel form, but documents how many of these groups actually try to create accidents and disasters on the eve of big conventions where they're going to be trying to raise money, how it is all a fund-raising operation; it all has its own political agenda.

"...puts it in novel form, but documents"?!? How exactly that works, I would love to know. I read State of Fear, and I did not see any documented evidence of any environmental group trying to cause an accident or disaster in real life. I saw fiction. Rush, I think, has really come unmoored from reality here....

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