Got a link??
But seriously, "Surely a TOS violation" is completely arbitrary and subjective !!
put in Hagee and Beck at Rally in the search area. I just heard a tape of Beck screaming at a caller on his radio show "Get off my show, GET OFF MY SHOW a total of 4 times.
I have seen clips of John Hagee doing his Catholics are the anti-Christ speech with visual aids, and I have seen Beck do chalk talks that were profoundly incoherent and illogical.
And speaking of violations of TOS, isn't the referral to an already locked thread one, and if it wasn't locked, you could just have posted to the thread, or wasn't that sufficiently conspicuous?
First Inaugural Address in his hands at the Library of Congress.
It helps to check out the original source. Below is a link to the segment of the Archives that deals with this document, along with others. Note the segment at the top that says "The Core Collection was originally conceived of as a response to the problem of assembling on short notice, ad hoc presentations to distinguished visitors.".
The page also shows that document specifically. Further down the page, it shows how they are mounted to allow handling.
At the bottom, under Conclusions, it makes a statement that seems to be central to this particular situation. It says "These objects, as a direct result of this project can now be safely handled and presented to scholars, distinguished visitors and the general public
in a variety of formats.".
Link to the site:
What gets me is that their "reporter" didn't go about checking very well at all. The logical thing to do would have been to call the Archives, and ask to speak to the department that handles that manuscript. That would have gotten them connected to the Core Collection. Once connected to that department, they could have asked to speak to the person who was in charge of allowing people to examine actual documents. That person could have explained to the reporter about the program for VIPs to examine documents, and how they were preserved in a way to allow actual handling by those people. This was explained through a link in my previous post.
Imagine how many hours they spent examining Beck's event looking for something to try to discredit him. Once they found something that they thought might, much less than an hour spent as I described above, should have explained it.
"you would have read that the librarian who gave him the VIP tour said that under no circumstances would Beck have been permitted to handle the original..."
I don't see anything to indicate that the person was actually present at the tour.
Beck did receive a special VIP tour of the archives, arranged by an as-yet unidentified member of Congress. During that tour, he did get a peek inside the "legislative vault," which isn't open to ordinary visitors. But Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper insists that Beck didn't lay a finger on any precious documents, much less George Washington?s inaugural address. That would be a major violation of policy. "Those kinds of treasures are only handled by specially trained archival staff," she explains. Cooper acknowledges that someone at the archives did show the document to Beck, but that was the extent of it. Regarding Beck's claim that he held the document, Cooper says that seeing such documents for the first time can be a very emotional experience. "I'm certain it was a figure of speech," she says.
Speaking of "an egomaniacal narcissist who fabricates stories or elements of stories with abandon."
correctly, but there was certainly enough information there to pursue the search. Had you read other links presented there where Beck is accused of lying you would have read that the librarian who gave him the VIP tour said that under no circumstances would Beck have been permitted to handle the original. There is a very small group of people allowed to do that. She was present throughout the tour and he looked at it for a couple of minutes and moved on.
Any period of time spent with an open mind watching Mr Beck reveals an egomaniacal narcissist who fabricates stories or elements of stories with abandon. How this squares with his faith I can't say. But your rabid reaction is that of a crowd at a fair buying Ginsu knives rather than thoughtful sceptical evaluators of truth and falsehood. Any statement, no matter how well attested will be insufficient because of the finder of its source.
You bought the Second Gulf War in the face of significant contrary evidence. Evie insisted that Uranium dioxide (Yellow cake) was a weapon of mass destruction rather than a substance requiring lengthy processing and centrifuging first to purify the Uranium and then separate U238 from U235, and she was a University prof in math from whom one might expect a little more intelligence and information. Every story you were told was a lie and I bet half of you still believe they are true.
That's like the difference between "fond" and "fondled". You've already been told how one could "hold" it without "handling" it, yet you keep on insisting he said "handled" it. If you said you were "fond" of someone, would you want it reported as you "fondled" that person?
You then get completely off the subject and onto a War. If that wasn't enough you mention a forum member who's not been here in ages.
But your rabid reaction is that of a crowd at a fair buying Ginsu knives rather than thoughtful sceptical evaluators of truth and falsehood.
Rabid??? And what's wrong with Ginsu knives? Some sort of implication there?
Any statement, no matter how well attested will be insufficient because of the finder of its source.
The source isn't a problem if the source tells the truth, but when it's found out he's slanted the story to fit his preconceived conclusion, then yes, one considers the source to be untrustworthy.