A Book Nobody Ever Expected To Be Written

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 15:32 EDT
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So, David Freddoso wrote a book that declares that Obama is a dangerous liberal. Like the books declaring that Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Ted Kennedy, Michael Moore, Harry Reid and others are all dangerous liberals, the crux of the argument is twofold:

  • Barack Obama is dangerous.
  • Barack Obama is a liberal.

This book, along with Jerome Corsi’s, has gotten play on both CNN and MSNBC, mainly because it’s summer and everyone’s on the lookout for the next Swift Boat attack, but here’s the thing – after about 17 years of this heavily subsidized cottage industry, isn’t it about time that reporters started calling that out rather than simply picking a couple of claims in the book to amplify and feebly swing at?

Hey, Patricia Jackson, Marketing and Publicity – why are most of your books “bestsellers” marked by early and massive bulk sales? How do you make money publishing book after book that peaks within a couple of weeks, largely through discounted sales, and then falls off into oblivion? What was the last honest word you approved for publication?

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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