I know Rob has friends here, but even they would have to admit this is just plain sloppiness, wouldn't they?
Well, since you've asked...
Rob does have friends here and I know nothing of him personally...so I'm reluctant to do a 'hatchet job' (if I wanted to do that I'd do it on Amazon, something I wont be doing), but this is a thread about Rob's book (and therefore also the claims made in that book IMHO) and this is a public forum dedicated to discussions of the themes explored in Inside the Priory of Sion
For that reason I 'cherry picked' the most basic examples of what you refer to as 'sloppiness'. I highlighted these in each of the previous posts on this thread, where I quoted and then attached a neutral face. I thought perhaps they might become discussion points, but alas...
Perhaps more importantly, I thought doing so would place in context the claims made by Rob and by extension Nic Haywood.
Let's be clear, Rob claims to be:
...a writer and researcher who has investigated esoteric and historic mysteries such as RlC and the PoS for the past 20 years. In 2003 he became Lead Researcher on the documentary Bloodline: the Movie and in this role acted as mediator between the producers of the film and the PoS. Since then he has continued to work with Sion, combining their material with his own research for Inside the Priory of Sion.
It might be expected therefore, considering the above claims, that Rob is well versed in the basic Priory of Sion documented history and narrative. Yet his 'sloppiness' strongly suggests that, either, he is actually clueless, or he is misrepresenting the data to suit his narrative purposes...which of course leads on to your second query
Spart, a mutual colleague of ours is currently reading this book and has the distinct impression that Rob is "positioning" himself as spokesman for the "Priory" - is that the impression you get as well?
Instead of hedging about, I'll answer honestly...Yes, absolutely IMHO.
But I feel I need to elaborate on how I understand it...
Rob IMHO is indeed trying to position himself as 'spokesman for the "Priory" (he certainly wouldn't be the first however) but I think it is important to discuss what "Priory" exactly! IMHO Rob is trying to position himself as 'spokesman' or 'go-to-expert' for the 'Publishing "Priory"' as opposed to the PPlantard "Priory". By 'Publishing Priory' I mean the cash-cow fantasy Priory of Sion, that claims that the Priory of Sion is the pre-eminent Goddess blah, blah, blah and the guardians of the bloodline blah, blah, blah. And I haven't had the time to read all of Rob's book yet, but isn't the punch line something along the lines of the Priory of Sion being also the guardians of 'mankind' itself! Since I am convinced that all of the above is absurd nonsense, I can only imagine Rob as 'chief spokesman' for a cash friendly publishing world fantasy (akin to being the spokesman for the Order of Phoenix from the Harry Potter narrative). If I was to make a guess, I'd probably guess that Rob is aware of this as well, and see's this as a good career move, similar in a way to say Kathleen McGowan, who must really have known that she was not actually the so-called 'Chosen One' (able to bring instant world peace by her mere presence!)
Considering the above, I'd suggest that if one was to take a look at the examples of 'sloppiness' in Inside the Priory of Sion
one might find that many of them are 'mistakes' that 'coincidently' support the cash-friendly, publishing world created bloodline/goddess/guardian fantasy narrative...