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Originally posted by Zerbst
1. one who writes conspiratorial fiction especially in quantity and without any standards
2. to lie about an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
3. a combination of untruthful persons for a non existing secret, or evil imagined purpose: He made up the conspiracy to overthrow the government.
— fic·tion·eer·ing noun
You touch on some great points, and, of course, there are many others... In addition to editing (for "clarity" or blatant re-wording), there's always the problem of quoting out of context. Even if something is given proper attribution, there are always ways to take a quote and make it mean whatever you like. (LowLevelMason and I once joked about the idea of holding a pro/con Masonry debate in the debate forum, both using Albert Pike's Morals & Dogmas quoted out of context to support our stances.)
Originally posted by Brother Stormhammer
I think I'll go take another handful of Tylenol now, and head for work. Thinking about this can give you headaches.