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JOSEPH "MACGUFFIN" WILSON -AND REMEMBERING THE BIG PICTURE

via Arthur: Frank Rich has the big picture exactly right: Let me reiterate: This case is not about Joseph Wilson. He is, in Alfred Hitchcock's parla

via Arthur: Frank Rich has the big picture exactly right:

Let me reiterate: This case is not about Joseph Wilson. He is, in Alfred Hitchcock's parlance, a MacGuffin, which, to quote the Oxford English Dictionary, is "a particular event, object, factor, etc., initially presented as being of great significance to the story, but often having little actual importance for the plot as it develops." ...read on

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