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Monday, March 26, 2007

American Facts

posted by on March 26 at 9:28 AM

From the New York Times: “Dr. Joshua Perper, the medical examiner, said Ms. [Anna Nicole] Smith was taking a variety of drugs including methadone for back pain, antidepressants and others, some by injection. He said traces of nine different prescription drugs were found in her blood.”

From Norman Mailer’s Marilyn: “Factoids … that is, facts which have no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper, creations which are not so much lies as a product to manipulate emotion in the Silent Majority.”

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charles, although i am a college graduate, i utterly fail to grasp your point. what is it?

Posted by ellarosa | March 26, 2007 12:07 PM

Yeah, I'm with ellarosa on this one. What's your point in juxtaposing Mailer's blabbing with a news report on the Medical Examiner's (legally-mandated) report?

Apropos of nothing, Josh Perper is a highly-respected forensic pathologist. Earlier in his career, he participated in important research on coronary heart disease mortality. And I'd say that even if he hadn't been a member of my PhD thesis committee.

Posted by N in Seattle | March 26, 2007 3:48 PM


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