Naomi Wolf has Factual Inaccuracies from Book Exposed During Interview
Everyone has a bad day from time to time. Naomi Wolf is having one of them right now. A bajillion times over. The Wolf has a new book making the rounds and some of it deals with the execution of gays. The problem is she apparently didn't get her facts straight. Which was pointed out right in the middle of an interview.
Give this a listen:
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“I don’t think you’re right about this," Sweet says in the interview. "[Death recorded] doesn’t mean that he was executed. It was a category that was created in 1823 that allowed judges to abstain from pronouncing a sentence of death on any capital convict whom they considered to be a fit subject for pardon. I don’t think any of the executions you’ve identified here actually happened.”
The interview then briefly pauses before Wolf responds: “Well, that’s a really important thing to investigate.” Wolf took to Twitter on Friday to address the issue, and to say her book is being updated. Wolf also shared corrected information on executions mentioned in her book.
"Really important to investigate."
Yeah, methinks it's good policy to make sure the things you present as facts in your book are accurate. Instead of, you know, nitpicking "facts" which agree with your narrative, saying "good enough for me," and delivering to the publisher. Otherwise you set yourself up for colossal embarrassment. Which Naomi here just learned the hard way.
Funnily enough, if Wolf wants an example of executing gays, she needs only to look a little further east than the UK. To Sharia-friendly places where tossing fancy lads off roofs is practically a national sport. Though, methinks point out such things wouldn't bode well for the left's narrative.
The important lesson here is be careful what you read. No matter how much you trust the author. This includes even us. Sometimes peeps slip up and factual inaccuracies rear their ugly heads. A little healthy skepticism never hurt anyone.
Stay cautious, my friends.