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Bob Woodward's Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi "was so wrong, Belushi’s manager said, it made you think Nixon might be innocent."
03:26 PM | Permalink
I recently picked up a copy and read the first 70 plus pages. It was all I could take.
And he made it boring.
Robert Lipscomb |
March 12, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The article was well worth reading. It seems that Mr Woodward makes a poor filter for facts.
Peter G |
March 12, 2013 at 04:21 PM
I was interviewed for this book since I had spent time with Belushi a few weeks before he died. And for the most part, Woodward got it right. I was given a heads-up in advance that he was really trying to write an expose about drugs in Hollywood, so I was on my toes. As we spoke over the phone, I was stunned by the amount of accurate inside information he had accumulated, including what John & I had talked about. I danced around Woodward's questions so I wouldn't indict or embarrass any of my friends who were also present that day.
Belushi's manager hated the book because he came off like an enabler and not as someone who cared about John other than as a commodity. That, in fact, was true. And everyone in town knew it.
I think Woodward has been a shitty journalist for decades, but in this case, my friends and I have to respectfully disagree with your outsider's assessment of Wired.
March 12, 2013 at 08:11 PM
wow...that's messed up!
March 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM
anonymous is an insider I guess...
March 13, 2013 at 02:20 PM
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