Monday, October 09, 2006

Write a book - get fired

It's bad enough that criticizing the president is enough to get yourself labeled a traitor, if not hauled in as an enemy combatant these days, but
when the press starts cracking down on free speech what hope is there left for us
? Not much, I'd say.

Joe Maguire, one of two editors in charge of markets coverage at Reuters has been sacked after submitting the galley of his new book, “Brainless: The Lies and Lunacy of Ann Coulter,” to his bosses.
When asked what changed once the book was ready, a company statement pointed to Reuters’ principles of “integrity, independence and freedom from bias.” The statement reads: “Our editorial policy and The Reuters Trust Principles are prominently displayed for all to see on Mr. Maguire’s book will soon be available. Both speak for themselves.”
Give me a break. Seems to me Reuters is running scared of the fringenuts on the right after the trouncing they took over the fake photos in Lebanon. Every right wing talking head on TV has a book out. It's not like this is some groundbreaking change in the political climate and that abrasive harpy Coulter is long overdue for a debunking.

Shame on Reuters for running scared. That's what got us into this mess in the first place. And good luck to Maguire. I hope he makes millions on his book.
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Blogger pissed off patricia said...

You are so right, none of this makes sense. This is truly a WTF moment.

I hope his book sells twice as many as all of Anne's books put together and he never needs to work another day in his life.

7:41:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That sums it up PoP. WTF?

9:36:00 AM  

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