Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

posted at 2:01 pm on August 13, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher.

But sometimes there are higher considerations.

While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts…

“I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,” Sarah Durand, a senior editor at Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, wrote in an email to one of the soldiers’ agents.

“[T]he Conservatives are all over Bergdahl and using it against Obama,” Durand wrote, “and my concern is that this book will have to become a kind of ‘Swift Boat Veterans for Truth’” — a reference to the group behind a controversial book that raised questions about John Kerry’s Vietnam War record in the midst of his 2004 presidential campaign. (Durand did not respond to requests for comment. “We do not comment about our editorial process,” said Paul Olsewski, vice president and director of publicity at Atria.)

That “Swift Boat” talking point comes straight from the White House itself. Imagine how upset Durand will be when she finds out Obama can’t be swiftboated because — sob — he can’t run again.

I trust that Michael Isikoff wouldn’t have run with this if he wasn’t confident that it’s true (he has some experience with publishers spiking stories that are unhelpful to Democratic presidents, as I recall), but it seems odd that Durand would have laid out her political motives so nakedly in an e-mail to one of the soldiers’ agents. Why do that knowing that it might leak and force Atria to explain precisely how damaging to Barack Obama a book can be before it’s unfit for publication? That’s something you’d say inside an office at Simon & Schuster while sticking pins in a Ted Cruz doll, not something you’d put down in print and then hand over to someone whose book you’re rejecting.

Here’s the “about” page for Atria Books, by the way, which begins by emphasizing the vision of its publisher. Any guesses as to which presidential candidate she favored in the last two elections? Do a search at Open Secrets if you can’t stand the suspense.


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Notice that the few lefties here don’t care about the truth. Never have. Never will. You’d think those from a side that makes millions thousands pennies from the sale of “Question Authority” stickers would be all over this like white on rice liberals on EBT cards.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 4:55 PM

First of all, Perfesser: Simon & Schuster is not a private company. It is a publicly traded subsidiary of a publicly traded mega-corporation.

Tell me Perfesser: Should an officer or an employee of a publicly traded company make his decisions based upon his fiduciary duties to the shareholders, or based upon his own political agenda?

But even if it was a privately owned company;

Should an employee of a privately held company make decisions based upon his fiduciary duty to his employers, or based upon some political whim?

Few here care that that particular publisher might reject a book that they would buy. The furor is over his blatantly leftist biased reason for rejecting the book.

All the idiot needed to say is “I don’t think this book will make the company any money.”, whatever his true reason was, and no one would be complaining.

You leftists don’t even pretend to be sane and honorable anymore. I don’t know if it is arrogance or mere stupidity… or both.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Libfree meant “private” in the sense of not being part of the government.

And it is permissible to consider possible backlash and legal troubles when determining whether to publish a book or article.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

shithood; Dcikhead; Mucking foron; orgasmed on this page alone.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

I truly do think someone is going to cry.

I’m sorry.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

shithood; Dcikhead; Mucking foron; orgasmed on this page alone.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Oh, did you forget “piss”?

CW on August 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Libfree meant “private” in the sense of not being part of the government.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

How do you know? Does one latrine rat speak for the other?

Mind your own business, er crap.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Notice that the few lefties here don’t care about the truth. Never have. Never will. You’d think those from a side that makes millions thousands pennies from the sale of “Question Authority” stickers would be all over this like white on rice liberals on EBT cards.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 4:55 PM

You mean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Ymean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Have you heard of Dr. Gosnell?

sentinelrules on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I’m hoping for a series of “unfortunate” accidents to happen to Hobby Lobby stores and the Greens.

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Really, someone said that? And they did not get banned?

CW on August 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Hoping for the injury of individuals? Who would say such things?

itsspideyman on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

You should never be banned. You’re the perfect symbol for all leftist latrine dwellers.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Remember again who Jimbo is:

I don’t care about Benghazi or the people who died there.

jim56 on June 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

shithood; Dcikhead; Mucking foron; orgasmed on this page alone.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Oh, did you forget “piss”?

CW on August 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

You and Schedenfruede did. You two wrote these things.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

You forgot

Piss off loser.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

You and Schedenfruede did. You two wrote these things.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

We wrote piss? Please share.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Ymean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Have you heard of Dr. Gosnell?

sentinelrules on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Which had almost nothing to do with these additional regulations since Texas already had stringent reporting/review and sanitary standards.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

You wrote that people should die, be killed, you monster of ‘humanity’.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Libfree meant “private” in the sense of not being part of the government.

And it is permissible to consider possible backlash and legal troubles when determining whether to publish a book or article.
jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Ah! You lads must be in direct communication to state that so certainly. And despite the blatant crony crapitalisim rampant in the Federal Government, when should a company be part of the government? Isn’t that kind of a notion of fascism?

And if you think that the ‘backlash and legal troubles’ are the reason why the publisher rejected the book, why was that not given as the excuse, rather than ~~’Oh we won’t publish this because it might hurt 0bama.’?

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Ymean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

No, they want to meet the same standards employed in Europe.

itsspideyman on August 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Piss off.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Oh, that was just the first time.

You’re not real bright but you are a liar.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I don’t care about Benghazi or the people who died there.

jim56 on June 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Ok Jimbo you’re the champion of truth and the party of “Question Authority”. It is clear.
/////

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM

I. LOVE. ABORTION.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

You’re an easy one to edit for, jimmy.

22044 on August 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Can’t publish something that makes my side look bad. I didn’t realize that was part of a publishing house’s worries? I thought making money was a tad more important…you know for economic viability of the company and to keep the people you employ…employed.

when businesses are run on political ideologies they usually fail.

theguardianii on August 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Ymean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Ymean like you wanting women to have such a procedure in substandard conditions? I am not surprised considering your lack of respect for people at Hobby Lobby , the unborn, or the victims of the Benghazi attack.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Ymean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

No, they want to meet the same standards employed in Europe .

itsspideyman on August 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Did you read the article you linked? It had nothing to do with safety standards.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:08 PM

You mean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Do you make your Mother maintain high standards in her basement?

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I don’t care about Benghazi or the people who died there.

jim56 on June 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

You mean like how people on the right left said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards to buy health insurance through their laws but really wanted to just close many down eliminate the private market through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

fixed that for you

theguardianii on August 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

You mean like how people on the right said they wanted to require abortion clinics to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down through the new standards?
jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Well, there’s that and then there’s this:

So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

In your hierarchy of societal needs which is more necessary to function: abortions or coal?

anuts on August 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Do you make your Mother maintain high standards in her basement?

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:10 PM

She’s been dead about eight years.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Jimbo wouldn’t even stand up for his own mother. Look at how he dismisses people left and right. Look back on the thread about the poor Iraqis stuck on that mountain.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Jimbo- You know you can keep your policy and doctor right?

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I think some of you are splitting hairs and are in fact reinforcing Lib’s argument.

If a person in authority within a company (whether you define it as private or publicly traded matters not) makes a decision as a representative of that company, then what more is there to say about it looking in from the outside?

Now, her supervisor can override her decision, the board of directors can also reverse it, or I imagine a majority of stockholders. Consumers can also choose not to do business with that company.

Other than that, there is no recourse but to accept their decision as a company.

And, since when does it mean that if a company sells stock to the public at large then they become a “public company”? If you don’t own stock in that company, you have no legal say in their affairs. And if you do own stock, you do have a say, but a say that is proportional to the percentage of stock you own.

And no, I’m not saying that what corporations do or don’t do have no effect on the community at large. When their officers make dumb decisions we find ourselves with less tax revenue and more unemployed to finance through public debt instruments, and thus a greater tax burden for the rest of us. Won’t even go into “bailouts” on the taxpayer’s dime.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

H.E.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I think some of you are splitting hairs and are in fact reinforcing Lib’s argument. …
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

It was an argument based on a logical fallacy in the first place.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Do you make your Mother maintain high standards in her basement?

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:10 PM
She’s been dead about eight years.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Sorry for your loss, but it brings up a question, where do libruls live when their Mom dies?

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I think some of you are splitting hairs and are in fact reinforcing Lib’s argument. …
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

It was an argument based on a logical fallacy in the first place.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I’d be curious to know if Lib would make the same argument had they refused to publish a book by Hillary Clinton or Rachel Maddow for political reasons?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Sorry for your loss,

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Don’t worry . Human life does not bother that one.

Hobby lobby.

Benghazi victims.

The Yadizis.

Unborn humans.

This one cares little for life. He admits it over and over.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I think ….
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

But apparently not quite as deeply or well as you believe you do.

No one is saying that the company doesn’t have the right to produce or not produce whatever product they want. The only thing causing the argument here is the rank, biased, and foolish reason given by the employee, and that the Left no longer pretends to be anything but sycophants to a failed nation world destroying President and their demigod.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Which had almost nothing to do with these additional regulations since Texas already had stringent reporting/review and sanitary standards.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Then they should be able to meet those new regulations.

They had a year to do so.

sentinelrules on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I’d be curious to know if Lib would make the same argument had they refused to publish a book by Hillary Clinton or Rachel Maddow for political reasons?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM

I am pretty confident we both know the answer to that.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Question Authority is so 2003.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:37 PM

But apparently not quite as deeply or well as you believe you do.

No one is saying that the company doesn’t have the right to produce or not produce whatever product they want. The only thing causing the argument here is the rank, biased, and foolish reason given by the employee, and that the Left no longer pretends to be anything but sycophants to a failed nation world destroying President and their demigod.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Then Bakers, florists etc. should all be able to turn down business from same sex couples?

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM

That “Swift Boat” talking point comes straight from the White House itself. Imagine how upset Durand will be when she finds out Obama can’t be swiftboated because — sob — he can’t run again.

Shhhh. Hold it down! I don’t think Obama has realized that, yet.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 13, 2014 at 5:44 PM

, and that the Left no longer pretends to be anything but sycophants to a failed nation world destroying President and their demigod.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Yes, throughout this the lefties never addressed the whole reason for the thread. This is about not harming Obama and the Democrats. As noted Libfree’s only post was a total dishonest logical fallacy to avoid having to address the bottom line point.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Sven on August 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Now THAT is an excellent point. I agree that a privately owned company partnership or sole proprietorship should be able to not produce a product that offends them in any way.

But again, no one here is saying that even a corporation should be forced to publish the book, or NOT publish a book they don’t like.

All we are pointing out is the blatant worship of a failed President.

And the rest of my supporting testimony is to just illuminate the ignorance of our tag team leftists.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Thanks CW. You and Schade seem to be the only ones who can properly interpret my obviously incompetent and ignorant ravings.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I think ….
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

But apparently not quite as deeply or well as you believe you do.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Well, you go back to saving our Republic and playing with Libfree online here and I’ll just sit back and learn from the Master. Please let us know when you’re running for office, oh Wise One.

LMAO

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Jimbo you got to say goodbye

CW on August 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I’ll just sit back and learn from the Master.
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Heh, you could do worse.

Please let us know when you’re running for office, oh Wise One.
LMAO
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Well, that will never happen. You see, I am far too wise to run for public office.

But I was sad that I didn’t make my point in a way that you were able to grasp. Usually I’m pretty clear about what I mean, but when someone who I usually respect sides with the leftists, I get upset and turn to insults.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Imagine how upset Durand will be when she finds out Obama can’t be swiftboated because — sob — he can’t run again.

You guys can still lie about him, I don’t see that trend reversing anytime soon…

Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

POS missed out on all the fun. Too bad b.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Of course, you’re from the truth loving question authority even when its my guy crowd…right?

Sure buddy, sure. Your actions don’t match your b.s.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

You guys can still lie about him, I don’t see that trend reversing anytime soon…
Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Could you please give some specific examples of those lies?

Please be specific, and provide accurate refutation of said lies.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Could you please give some specific examples of those lies?

Please be specific, and provide accurate refutation of said lies.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 6:26 PM

You guys
Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

You may want to have Mr Simple define ‘ you guys’ first.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM

CW on August 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Oh, I don’t think there is any doubt about who ‘you guys’ includes:

Anyone who doesn’t worship Barack Hussein 0bama and Karl Marx

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 6:38 PM

I hear all the liberal legends about a McCarthyist period in American history when all these communist sympathizers in print, broadcasting and movies had to fear for their livelihood and freedoms. That’s what I’ve heard.

What I’ve seen in my life though is the exact opposite. Anyone in the media who goes against leftist orthodoxy or leftwing leaders(obummer) has to fear. While guys like Maher(called Bergdhal a hero) is feted and bowed down to by every jwhorenolist and presstitute in the biz.They even make the high end call girls ,like Bill Oreily, lick John Stewart’s a$$ (whoring is an ugly biz).

I’ve seen what the libs call McCarthyism but it has nothing to do with Mcarthy and the 50s. It’s hear in the 2010s. The libs spit on truth, change history and have big dreams about limiting political expression.

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 6:46 PM

hear here – damn high end iphone gizmo – while driving in my porsche.

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 6:47 PM

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 6:46 PM

The difference is that McCarthy was using the government.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM

The difference is that McCarthy was using the government.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM

You’ve never heard of the IRS. Hmmm. Dumber than first thought.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 6:56 PM

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 6:46 PM
The difference is that McCarthy was using the government.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM

… the ancient legends claim.

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 7:06 PM

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 6:46 PM
The difference is that McCarthy was using the government.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM
… the ancient legends claim.

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 7:06 PM

McCarthy failed and now the communists are the gate keepers. Also

… the ancient legends claim.

I mean – That was then and this is now. 60+ years is a long time ago. The American left has perfected the art of blacklisting right now in 2014.

BoxHead1 on August 13, 2014 at 7:15 PM

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Aw, heck…we’re all under a lot of stress. No harm, no foul as far as I’m concerned.

Now, accusing me of siding with the Leftists…them’s fighting words! LOL

I guess I was just alarmed by yours and Schad’s take and it seemed to me like it was feeding into Libfree’s assertion.

Bottom line is, I don’t like this decision and think it’s wrong on a couple of levels, namely the practical business aspect and the ideological aspect. But I’m also not surprised. It should be pretty obvious that the Marxists wormed their way into not only the news media and Hollywood ages ago, but also the publishing industry.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Please stop using that photo of the traitor and deserter. It makes him look honorable. He is not. And I resent it on behalf of all those who served honorably, my son included.

ladyingray on August 13, 2014 at 7:32 PM

BWAHAHA +

Sorry to check in belatedly, but I was trying to earn a living.

Looks like the thread got totally shot to hell by our resident JV O’bama Cheerleader Squad, so just a couple of observations.

1. My bolded laughter is in regards to the pathetic use by the Dems of the tired old “Swiftboat” canard a decade after the fact. Just using that term is a blatant admission by those dim bulbs that those Facts made Mr. Heinz-Kerri bleed from 57 wounds (h/t to a couple of crazy DJs from LA for that reference)

2. Can’t comment on whether or not this book thing is “censorship” without researching precedents. Has any other publisher in the past done the same thing, and if so, with what books by what authors about what Presidents?

Del Dolemonte on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

…. It should be pretty obvious that the Marxists wormed their way into not only the news media and Hollywood ages ago, but also the publishing industry.
Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Indeed.

And even worse, they control the ‘education’ system, so that the average person is unable to understand how the media (Including popular literature)are propagandizing them.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Indeed.

And even worse, they control the ‘education’ system, so that the average person is unable to understand how the media (Including popular literature)are propagandizing them.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Oh, they’re there all right, but only the feeble minded would buy into their trash once they grow up. I’m sure there’s a lot of Libs who didn’t pay a lick of attention while they were in school…too busy dreaming about vampires, Dungeons and Dragons, Marilyn Manson and what not.

I think it’s a double whammy with Libs coming from one direction and well-meaning Evangelicals coming from the other. WWJD is being co-opted into Marxism.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

The difference is that McCarthy was using the government.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Think about your post. Never mind, you can’t. Lois Lerner and the IRS, Fast and Furious don’t pique your curiosity?

arnold ziffel on August 13, 2014 at 10:00 PM

All the guy has to do is write the book, format it for Nook, Kindle, and Apple, then upload the book to those sites for the ebook version. With the paperback, he could use Createspace, and with the hardcover, use Lulu, or do both versions using Lulu. No need to use legacy publishers any longer and he’d get to keep at least 65% of the profits.

cebj25 on August 14, 2014 at 12:07 AM

cebj25 on August 14, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Gee, why doesn’t everyone do that…maybe because of the word DISTRIBUTION…Simon and Shu, have huge leverage and distribution points.

It would be a matter of selling 1,000 or 1,000,000 books.

right2bright on August 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM

And then next explain how that has anything to do with criticizing Limbaugh for tying Robin William’s liberal world view to his suicide.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Limbaugh linked the liberal world view to how they are covering the death of Robin Williams. He didn’t say anything about the liberal world view of Robin Williams actually being the cause of his suicide.

In fact, he seemed to be suggesting that the media seemed to have the viewpoint that Robin Williams had everything, but it wasn’t enough.

Complete misrepresentation of what Rush actually said.

AKA, a lie.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Tree falls in forest. No sound.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Actually. Yes sound. Tree falls,moves through through the air, strikes the ground, and a sound pressure wave is created.

Unless the tree’s in a vacuum.
Like the inside of some people’s heads.

I hope my correction didn’t hit too close to home for you.

soundingboard on August 14, 2014 at 1:32 AM

You mean like how people on the right left said they wanted to require abortion clinics firearms to meet high safety standards through their laws but really wanted to just close many down ban as many as they could through the new standards?

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

soundingboard on August 14, 2014 at 1:40 AM

We need to diversify out of ALL these old institutions. Including the publishing business. I won’t cry for the big publishers when Amazon eats them alive. Amazon won’t be any better but it should be more impartial.

Karmashock on August 14, 2014 at 4:03 AM

A little pre-publicity (for a publisher with some smarts who will take this book on) is just fine.

The book shall now sell better for a cagey competitor.

Who can use the cowardice and political corruption of Simon and Shuster as a banner ad.

profitsbeard on August 14, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Find another publisher and tell the truth. Who cares if it hurts anyone. The trade was wrong and illegal.

Amazingoly on August 14, 2014 at 9:47 AM

WND – Editor who rejected book to protect Obama sacked

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM

…but according the article, the company says she was let go due to routine downsizing and not this incident? Not that I believe them 100%, but who knows?

Will be interesting to see if they go ahead and publish the book.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 15, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Right, peckerhead.

mcgilvra on August 15, 2014 at 5:07 PM

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