Fourteen more, wow - who were in an advisory group for The Carter Center.
They "join a longtime Carter aide, Jewish groups and lawmakers who have publicly criticized the former president's best-selling book "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid" for inaccuracies and distorting history."
The resignations come after Kenneth Stein, director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel of Emory University, resigned in December, saying the book distorts history to shape the reader's opinion to one side of the issue.
"I just want to be sure that when people write history, people don't do it for purpose of special pleading," he said. "They write it the way it was. They don't try to shape a person's opinion and slide them down a path in order to come to an inevitable conclusion."
Stein said the book contained "factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions and simply invented segments."
The latest resignation also follows other questions to surface over the book.
Last month, Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former Mideast envoy and FOX News foreign affairs analyst, claims maps commissioned and published by him were improperly republished in Carter's book.
"I think there should be a correction and an attribution," Ross said. "These were maps that never existed, I created them."
After Ross saw the maps in Carter's book, he told his publisher he wanted a correction.
When asked if the former president ripped him off, Ross replied, "It sure looks that way."
At first when I heard just about Stein, I thought he was co-authoring this book, but apparently that's not the case and he co-authored previous books with Carter.
About Stein's beef: http://camera.org/in...;x_article=1245
"Stein was concerned that his continued association with the Center would leave the impression that he was "sanctioning a series of egregious errors and polemical conclusions which appeared in President Carter's book." He criticized Carter, saying "being president doesn't give one the prerogative to bend the facts to reach a prescribed reality."
"aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book."
This isn't freshman high school creative writing class. He's a former President of the U.S. for pizza's sake. What's going on?
If this is one co author's sour grapes, and/or media lynching the reputation of Carter by latching onto someone's gripe session, why did 14 more individuals, not counting the Wiesenthal Center, quit?
Edited by Nittany Lioness, 12 January 2007 - 10:57 AM.