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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:50 AM

Littte known information about Peter Navarro - equipment czar

A publishing company plans to add an advisory note to future copies of a book written by White House adviser Peter Navarro, after it was revealed that Navarro fabricated one of the people he quoted.

The character Ron Vara appears in Navarro's 2011 book, Death By China, offering dire warnings about Chinese imports.

"Only the Chinese can turn a leather sofa into an acid bath, a baby crib into a lethal weapon, and a cellphone battery into heart-piercing shrapnel," Vara is quoted as saying.

But while the book is not supposed to be fiction, Vara is a made-up character.

"Ron Vara is an anagram of Navarro," said Tom Bartlett, a journalist who exposed the ruse in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Vara appears in half a dozen of Navarro's books, dating to 2001.

Navarro, who directs the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, defended the fabrication as a "whimsical device."

"At no time was the character used improperly as a fact source," he wrote in an email. "It's just a fun device."


https://www.npr.org/2019/10/18/771396016/white-house-adviser-peter-navarro-calls-fictional-alter-ego-an-inside-joke

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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:04 AM

1. Does Ron Vara talk to John Barron?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:16 AM

2. Just being whimsical...

You’re an ass!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:43 AM

3. There Is Just No Bottom With These People, Sir

They lie just to keep in practice.

They lie when the truth would do.

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