Defending Senator Clinton

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

David Brock,President and CEO of Media Matters for America, wrote a chastising letter to Susan Peterson Kennedy of Penguin Group. I didn't know you could do that? Is writing to publishers effective? Your opinions

An open letter to the Penguin Group from David Brock

June 20, 2005

Susan Peterson Kennedy
Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, N.Y. 10014

Dear Ms. Peterson Kennedy,

I'm writing today to seek a public explanation of what, if any, editorial standards and fact-checking processes the Penguin Group applies to its imprints. Specifically, I believe the public, and the Clinton family, deserve an explanation for why Penguin has chosen to publish through its Sentinel imprint Edward Klein's attack book on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It and How Far She'll Go to Become President, which pre-publication reports have already exposed as an obviously false and defamatory tract.

In light of its false and defamatory charges, many of which are easily discredited, your publication of this book constitutes gross negligence at best.

Throughout his book, Mr. Klein engages in gay-baiting innuendo. One of the most striking examples of such negligence occurs on page 94, where...

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Jami said...

i'm so glad media matters has shown us what ed klein's book is really about -- destroying someone with lies and slander.

i was surprised yesterday to learn that david brock used to be a republican, and he was responsible for siccing paula jones on bill clinton (and the american public).

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