Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The NYT reports that five authors are suing conservative press Regnery Publishing, charging that Regnery has sold books at discounted rates through subsidiary companies in order to avoid paying royalties.

Andrew Leonard at Salon picks out the money quote in the NYT article from Richard Miniter, author of Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror:

"Why is Regnery acting like a Marxist cartoon of a capitalist company?"

After all, who knew that the publisher responsible for such pinnacles of journalistic integrity as Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry and High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton was capable of fudging numbers on its royalty reports?

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