Re: author / audience responsibility

Subject: Re: author / audience responsibility
From: Wanda Phillips <wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com>
To: Tech Whirl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:23:37 -0400

I'm stunned that he's more humble because we're twisted.

As for this list, it has been a wonderful source of information, chuckles, laughter, and key stomping. A long history. Maybe it's an appropriate topic for the TechWhirl e-zine?

Wanda
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On 2012-10-25, at 5:39 PM, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

>> "I am a much more humble person this morning because so many people
>> mistook, twisted, came to misunderstand the points i was trying to make".
>
> Wow. I am impressed. Seldom do we get a chance to hear or view a statement of such stunning hypocrisy. I stand in awe of this man's ability to blame others for his failings.
>
>
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> From: "jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net" <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net>
> To: Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>
> Cc: Tech Whirl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:55 AM
> Subject: Re: author / audience responsibility
>
> Older people like me remember the phrase from the Watergate era - I think it was either Haldeman or Erlichman.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken Stitzel" <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>
> To: "Tech Whirl" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:16:16 PM
> Subject: Re: author / audience responsibility
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> Old people like me remember John Sununu's 1991 classic excuse for violating
> White House travel rules (which he should have known as Chief of Staff),
> "Obviously, some mistakes were made." The passive voice conveniently evades
> naming the person who made the mistakes.
>
> It's always ironically humorous to see the twisting of language by someone
> trying to evade and shift blame....
>
> "I am a much more humble person this morning because so many people
>> mistook, twisted, came to misunderstand the points i was trying to make".
>>
>> I couldn't help thinking how that way of putting it seemed to put the
>> blame on others failure to understand rather than on his own to
>> communicate, and just how invalid that defence would be if he were a
>> technical writer!
>>
>> Best
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>
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References:
Re: author / audience responsibility: From: Ken Stitzel
Re: author / audience responsibility: From: jackdeland
Re: author / audience responsibility: From: Keith Hood

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