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This review is from: The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought (Hardcover)
I read this book wondering of there was really any meat to the whole "war on christmas" hysteria, but there is next to nothing of real substance in the book. Gibson's book is essentially a 186 page pamphlet. It's largely anecdotal, offering almost no cites to back up anything. No footnotes, no endnotes, and most irritatingly, he makes reference to lawsuits without citing the civil docket number or even the venue, so good luck with your fact checking. On 12/20, Bill O'Reilly went on the air retracted his claim, which also appears in Gibson's book, that the Plano Independent School District banned red and green clothing.
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2009 3:26:18 PM PST
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Keith Heapes says:
Though I agree that end notes and footnotes would have been helpful, I'm actually surprised you thought this was going to be a research book. The book cover pretty much told me this wasn't going to be "heavy" reading. I found the case information I was interested in via a web search, and also found out that John Gibson would provide me with any other information I needed just by requesting it. I guess since I was just looking for something interesting to read over the Christmas holidays, I found the incidents interesting, funny, and in many cases, petty, disturbing, and down right ridiculous! Did it provoke my own investigation? You bet it did! Maybe that was Gibson's goal... Hmmm? I still thought it was a worthwhile read.
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