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This blog turns out to be produced not by an individual but a collective. A friend asked me why I was not more bothered by the deception. I think it is because I consider it 90 percent artistic license and just 10 percent an integrity violation — the 10 percent being the e-mails the group ...

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This blog turns out to be produced not by an individual but a collective. A friend asked me why I was not more bothered by the deception. I think it is because I consider it 90 percent artistic license and just 10 percent an integrity violation -- the 10 percent being the e-mails the group sent pretending to be an individual. So I am less upset and more just impressed that a group could consistntely produce prose with that power.

This blog turns out to be produced not by an individual but a collective. A friend asked me why I was not more bothered by the deception. I think it is because I consider it 90 percent artistic license and just 10 percent an integrity violation — the 10 percent being the e-mails the group sent pretending to be an individual. So I am less upset and more just impressed that a group could consistntely produce prose with that power.

This is a piece I ran by the group.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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