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> Paul Fidler said:
> > For those interested in this article, it may be worth noting that Janis
> > Cortese (the first "net regular" quoted) felt misquoted, or at least mis-
> > represented in the article.
> In the Newsweek article written by their staff writers or by Deborah
> Tannen? The main Newsweek article was pretty bad, so this wouldn't
> surpise me. But if it were Deborah Tannen who misquoted her, I'd be
You're right; it was not Tannen. I guess it was the 'main' article, by
> As for feeling misrepresented, that's part of seeing your words in
In this specific case it was being portrayed as a meek, retreating female
in a tough, male-dominated newsgroup. Anyone who has seen Janis's posts
knows that this doesn't describe her style very well! (To say nothing of
the relative "toughness" of the trekkie newsgroup :)