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Washingtonian blog

To all the people arriving here via a search for “Washingtonian blog”: The following table is provided as a public service so that you can keep your pseudonymous posters straight: Pseudonym Real name Writes about Blog link News story Mary Rosh John R Lott Jr How wonderful John Lott is here link Washingtonian John R…

Yet more book reviews

Amazon has now deleted the first two of the three Lott reviews of Targeting Guns and edited the third one to remove the praise of Lott. However, while they deleted two, I found three more of his self-reviews. I’ve put all of his reviews together on this page. It’s an impressive body of work, with…

After finding some clues on Amazon’s Canadian site that revealed three more of Lott’s reviews, I decided to check their other sites. On their German site I found the review below. This review seems to have also been deleted when the Mary Rosh review was deleted. I think that was because this review was posted…

Even more self-reviews by Lott

When I saw the story about the Amazon.ca unmasking anonymous reviewers, I took myself over there to see what I could find. Well, they had fixed the glitch, but I noticed that for some reviews, the location given for the reviewer was different on the Canadian site. This difference lets me more more certain that…

When I looked at the reviews of More Guns, Less Crime I wasn’t sure that this review was written by Lott: If you are interested in the facts, read this book, July 10, 2000 Reviewer: A reader from Miami, Florida A couple of friends of mine have been nagging me to read this book for…

Anonymous reviewers at Amazon exposed

Apparently, authors have been using reviews at Amazon.com to anonymously praise their own books and pan rival books. Who knew? It seems a glitch at Amazon’s Canadian site revealed the names of all the anonymous reviewers. And yes, I checked and it’s fixed now. I also checked Google’s cache and archive.org. If you have looked…

Lott’s review at Barnes and Noble

Eagle-eyed reader Michael has spotted another one of those five-star reviews of Lott’s books. This time it’s at Barnes and Noble: A reviewer, from Madison, Wisconsin, April 19, 1999, Clearly written and a truly thought provoking book It is too bad that there isn’t more of this clear headed and factual discussion of important issues…

Lott’s secret war on Gary Kleck

As well as giving his own books perhaps as many as ten five-star reviews, Lott has given one and two-star reviews to books by people who have annoyed him in some way. One author has been singled out by Lott to be the target of a campaign of negative reviews. And his target is not…

Google’s cache is sooo useful

Some commentators have not been persuaded that the reviews by “A reader from Swarthmore, PA USA” were really by Lott. Fine. I rummaged around in Google’s cache and found older versions of the reviews of the books by Kevin Hassett, Robert Ehrlich and Cook and Ludwig. In those versions the location of the reviewer is…

More blog reaction to Lott’s socks

Links from Sadly, No!, Kevin Drum and Mark Gisleson. Roger Ailes reads some of Washingtonians’s posts. Matthew Yglesias chastises the NRO for running an article by Lott on the Florida election. Brad DeLong comments on Lott’s anonymous trashing of Hassett’s book, writing: But shouldn’t you at least criticize a guy’s book to his face, when…