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    ” ….everyone knows is incapable of doing the job – a fact no one can admit.”

    I can admit that Trump is incapable of doing the job — but that would still be only my opinion. And clearly, not everyone knows he is incapable of doing the job. It remains to be seen if that is a fact. Meanwhile a significant minority “knows” that he is capable, and that is their opinions.

    The language used here is sloppy. I expect more from WikiTribune.

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    The opening bullet point is not clear to me: “Wolff says book has all he could stand up to his satisfaction”. Is ‘stand up’ some kind of journo slang? Perhaps a rephrase?

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      Hah: you’re absolutely right.

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    11/10
    Spectacular interview, extremely brilliant!

    Made me interested in reading the book, to be honest ^^, and that’s the best you could achieve in that interview. Congrats

    @Peter Bale, please use the “reply” button when answering to comments, so we even have a chance to see your feedback (we have an option “Notify me of replies to my comment via email” to check on any responses )

    Also, technical staff on WikiTribune, can we tag people we want responses from in the future? It’s a light suggestion, nothing more

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      Thanks. Yes, we are making the TALK pages better and should shortly have the ability to tag people. While I have you Nino, I noticed your other note on the briefing vs the email. What would you have us do differently in the email?

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        Just transfer “Current affairs briefing” into an email and send it to us. Current affairs briefing (CAB) is way better, already has links to individual stories.
        It shows the “top story”, “earlier”, “what we’re reading”,”what the WikiTribune community is up to”, which is better structured and more organized than current email.

        In CAB, you have what is most important on the top, but if you want more, you only need to scroll down.

        Now you take me from email to CAB if I want to “read more”, double-ing up on introduction pages.

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    Very kind of you.

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    Brillant work Peter! This should be -and is- a model of informed and intelligent journalism. Informed because you read the book and researched the background, intelligent because you have not wasted your time, nor ours, in putting irrelevant questions. Many thanks!

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    yes, good idea. we are in edit mode on it JC

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    Steptoeing? For Brits of a certain age, that brings up visions of Steptoe and son – about as surreal a contrast to Trump as one would see outside of children’s television. Does the word have a different specific meaning in the US or is it possibly a typo for Tiptoeing?

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