Michael Crichton Hits Below the Belt

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A few weeks ago, I noted that global-warming denier and airport-gift shop supplier Michael Crichton had dissed Mother Jones in his latest tome. Now it looks like we got off easy. The New Republic‘s Michael Crowley, who had written a harsh assessment of State of Fear, has been immortalized as a poorly-endowed child rapist in Crichton’s Next. Writes Crowley: “And, perhaps worse, [he] falsely branded me a pharmaceutical-industry profiteer.” [Full article behind NRO sub wall.]

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