Ain’t My Fault – I’m A Writer!
To what extent do writers bear responsibility for the actions of others – particularly if their writing inspires evil deeds? That’s our legal eagle Donna Ballman‘s conundrum tonight, and there are no easy answers. Unhinged gunman James Lee perpetrated the massacre at the Discovery Channel because he wanted the channel to give airtime to writer Daniel Quinn’s critique of modern society. “There is no disagreement between us,” Quinn was quoted as saying, “but his expression of the idea is very different from mine.”
With special guest Cath Murphy from Murakami Norway, and the combined naughty goodness of Eve Harvey and Dave Bartram, this is one show you cannot afford to miss. Ever.
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Topics on tonight’s show include:
- More Bliar nonsense
- No copyright in headlines
- Why dance floor groovers get the chicks
- UK sub eavesdrops on mobile phone conversations
- More hooks into a reader than a Louisiana fisherman loses trying to catch a catfish
- Do you have to be mad to write children’s fiction? Seriously?
This week’s titles for the Commissioning Meeting are:
“The Praise of a Godly Woman”
“The Doomswoman: An Historical Romance of Old California”
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton, 1857-1948
“Dick in the Desert”
James Otis, 1848-1912
“Homeland Security Act of 2002 Updated Through October 14, 2008”
Michael Twinchek, (Editor)
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