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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:45 pm
John Leo identifies the Mary Mapes saga as one of the top 10 victim stories of the year: “For unknown reasons, Mapes’s new book is titled Truth and Duty rather than I Messed Up Big Time and I’m Sorry.” Roger L. Simon recently caught Mystified Mapes hawking her story on TV:
Mapes was out there in denial mode, blaming “conservative bloggers” through clenched teeth. Her body language was rigid and hostile. I imagined she was giving her publicist at St. Martin’s Press nightmares. You wouldn’t want to spend five minutes with this woman, let alone alone the time it would take to read 384 pages.
Still, Mapes has her fans. Seattle Post-Intelligencer associate publisher Kenneth F. Bunting is buying her book for his friends, although even he admits:
Yes, it is a tad defensive.