Hi Gayle, thanks for the reply.
I take your point about author's biases (this is a hobby horse of mine, having a MA in biblical interpretation!) but still feel that there is a huge difference between material based on fact but filtered by the author and material which is made up - no?
This actually ties up many of my problems - I wanted to put as much of the source material as possible out there so people could check for themselves, which makes it too unwieldy to publish easily as a book, which leads to the questions about succession planning for websites in my other thread. Source citation is fine as long as the sources are accessible. How often have you wanted to read more and found that the source is unavailable?
But you raise interesting points about the author's intent, how and why he redacts the way he does - and how we as readers filter the material in similar manner and fit it into our prior knowledge and worldview. I wonder if Lynn is planning to develop these in one of her later articles?