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  • Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and ...

    09/14/2011 5:17:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 522 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 14, 2010 | Unsigned - of course
    Complete Headline: Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and husband's business partner: Sensational claims in new book Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off a 55 gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with friends and had elicit affairs with a top NBA star and one of her husband's business partners, a new book sensationally claims. In revelations which could strike a devastating blow to the controversial politician's hopes of joining the 2012 presidential race, Mrs Palin is said to have snorted the class A drug off an oil drum with her husband. Joe McGinniss's...
  • Obama gets three-book deal worth $1.9 million (Cool move, avoiding senate ethics rules)

    12/17/2004 5:29:36 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 19 replies · 606+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | December 17, 2004 | AP
    Obama gets three-book deal worth $1.9 million December 17, 2004 — U.S. Sen.-elect Barack Obama, who saw a book he wrote a decade ago jump onto best seller lists after his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention this summer, has landed a three-book deal worth $1.9 million. Crown Publishing Group and Random House Children's Books, both divisions of Random House Inc., announced Friday that Obama will write two books for adults as well as a children's book he will work on with his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters. "Writing is something that Senator Obama obviously enjoys as...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • Obama may earn Millions from Schools in Book Deal

    05/20/2009 2:42:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 584+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2009 | Richard Henry Lee
    Obama may earn millions from taxpayer-funded schools in his new book deal. Five days before taking the oath of office, President-elect Barack Obama signed a book deal with Crown Publishing Group to publish a version of his best-selling book, "Dreams from My Father", aimed at middle school and young adult age groups. Obama would receive a $500,000 advance payment against royalties, plus ongoing royalty payments. Some in the media have questioned the propriety of this deal from the angle that the President might be unduly influenced by Bertelsmann AG, the German based media publishing empire which owns Random House, which...
  • SARAH PALIN’S STALKER’S PUBLISHER? NAZIS, THE REAL KIND!

    06/02/2010 6:03:01 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 269+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/02/2010 | Gary P.
    ...Not only was Stalker Joe’s publisher a shill for the Nazis, printing up Nazi propaganda, they also profited using Jewish slave labor, and contributed greatly towards the hatred of the Jewish people. BTW, Barack Obama, author and well known anti-Semite, whose first book was written with the help of terrorist Bill Ayers (allegedly) and second book was based on a sermon by another well known Jew hater, Jeremiah Wright, is also part of the Random House stable of authors as they published both books. Seems like Bertelsmann hasn’t really changed much. Now who today most resembles the Nazis again?
  • Bertelsmann to drop online books and music

    09/02/2002 8:13:34 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 204+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 1 2002 21:03 | Tim Burt
    Bertelsmann, the privately owned German media group, is considering the outright sale or closure of its online books and music operations - the second largest in the world - in the latest phase of its restructuring. The move signals a strategic U-turn following the resignation of Thomas Middelhoff as Bertelsmann chief executive following in a boardroom coup in July. Mr Middelhoff had hoped to transform the company into the global leader in book and music retailing. Bertelsmann's management board, however, has approved plans to scale back or withdraw entirely from e-commerce operations. The German group is understood to be in...
  • Assange signs $1.5m book deal

    12/26/2010 3:26:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2010
    WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has said in an interview he had signed deals for his autobiography worth more than one million pounds(($A1.57 million). Assange told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper that the money would help him defend himself against allegations of sexual assault made by two women in Sweden. "I don't want to write this book, but I have to," he said on Sunday. "I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat." The Australian said he would receive the equivalent of $A800,000 from Alfred A. Knopf, his American publisher,...
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • Maine Judge to Decide if Music Deal is Fair

    05/22/2003 8:36:00 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 306+ views
    PressHerald ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2003 | Associated Press
    Millions of music buyers will receive a check for about $12.60 in the mail if a settlement of a price-fixing lawsuit wins court approval today. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby will hold a hearing to determine whether the $44 million settlement is fair. Roughly 3.5 million U.S. residents who purchased music between 1995 and 2000 registered for claims in the price-fixing suit against major record labels and large music retailers. Hornby also will determine whether registrants who failed to sign penalty of perjury documents will be allowed to share in the settlement and whether petitions of Canadian residents who...
  • Despite a Marketing Blitz, CD Sales Continue to Slide

    12/23/2002 7:22:24 AM PST · by GeneD · 47 replies · 670+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/23/2002 | Lynette Holloway
    Despite efforts by record executives to stanch declining CD sales by releasing a cavalcade of big-name artists during the critical Christmas shopping season, early sales figures show an already struggling industry may now be in even worse shape. In the five weeks since mid-November, when the record labels began their biggest holiday blitz in recent memory, compact disc sales were down 12.9 percent compared to the period in 2001, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music sales. That poor performance comes even as new CDs from artists like Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and Paul McCartney have sold...
  • Gruner & Jahr May Sell "Rosie" to Rosie: Latest Round of Options Studied in Magazine Fracas

    08/19/2002 9:09:34 AM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 189+ views
    AdAge.com ^ | 8/19/02 | Jon Fine
    NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Tensions between Rosie O'Donnell and her magazine's publishing partner, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing, have mounted to the point that the publishing company is considering selling its stake to the ex-talk show queen. "I'm sure Gruner & Jahr would make it attractive" for Ms. O'Donnell to take over Rosie, said one person familiar with the situation. "What's unclear is whether she has an interest in doing that." But this person estimated the likelihood of that happening as being roughly equal with "three or four" other possibilities. 'One day at a time' Asked if Ms. O'Donnell might...
  • BMG to Test Protected CDs on Insiders

    04/08/2002 12:44:00 PM PDT · by GeneD · 39 replies · 459+ views
    Filed at 3:20 p.m. ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new batch of compact discs designed to defeat Napster-style piracy is coming soon to record-industry insiders. BMG, one of the world's five major labels, said on Monday it would start issuing promotional CDs -- the free discs distributed to critics, retailers and other insiders weeks before the official release -- with technological countermeasures to prevent copying. The major labels, which include Vivendi Universal, Sony Music, EMI Group, AOL Time Warner's Warner Music and Bertelsmann AG's BMG, hope that copy protection measures will prevent users from ''ripping,'' or copying the music...
  • Cool $8 Million Advance for 'Cold Mountain' Author's Next

    04/06/2002 11:51:05 AM PST · by GeneD · 6 replies · 474+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 4/6/02 (for editions of 4/7/02) | David D. Kirkpatrick
    Charles Frazier, author of the best-selling novel "Cold Mountain," agreed to sell the Random House Trade Group the rights to publish a new novel for an advance of more than $8 million, people close to the negotiations said Friday. An advance that large is extraordinary for a literary author like Mr. Frazier, and it is even more unusual because he has written only one previous book and presented only a one-page outline of his next work. In addition, the producer Scott Rudin and Paramount Pictures, part of Viacom, have agreed to pay $3 million for the film rights to the...