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  • Pearson CEO to Retire and company will sell remaining Penguin Random House stake

    12/28/2019 2:09:01 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 39 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 12/18/19 | Adria Calatayud
    Pearson PLC said Wednesday that Chief Executive John Fallon plans to retire next year, and that it has agreed to sell its remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA for $675 million. The London-based education publisher PSON, -0.46% said Fallon will retire in 2020 once a successor has been appointed. The company will consider both external and internal candidates as part of a succession process, it said. Pearson said the sale of its remaining stake in Penguin Random House to its partner is in line with the company’s simplification strategy and follows the disposal...
  • The Washington insider who made Obama rich (Robert Barnett)

    10/24/2008 4:30:40 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 1,175+ views
    FT ^ | Oct 24, 2008 | D.D. Guttenplan
    -snip- McCain made his first million the old-fashioned way: he married the daughter of a wealthy businessman. But Barack Obama, the son of an absent African father and a mother who relied on government-issued food stamps to feed her children, became a millionaire in a more modern manner – on the back of a book deal. It happened circuitously. In 1990, Obama was already enough of a celebrity – the first black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review – for the New York publishers Simon & Schuster to offer a “six-figure contract” for a proposed autobiography. The only problem...
  • Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia

    10/14/2019 6:54:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luke Harding
    Book includes how Steele was commissioned to write dossier Robert Reich: Trump is an international mobster The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK. Simpson and Fritsch founded the Washington intelligence firm Fusion GPS. In summer 2015, it began investigating Trump and Moscow. It hired...
  • George Soros and German Media

    04/30/2017 5:22:30 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/30/2017 | Mark Musser
    It is highly unlikely that even a rich, powerful man like Soros could have such a dominating influence over world affairs without state sponsorship of his activities ...
  • Fusion GPS co-founders' book due out in November

    10/14/2019 3:14:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    The co-founders of political research firm Fusion GPS plan to release a book next month on the "never-before-told inside story" about President Trump's relationship with Russia. The book, entitled "Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump," will tell the story of how Fusion GPS helped put together the infamous "Steele dossier," The Associated Press reported on Monday. Co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch's book, which is due out Nov. 26, is being called an " 'All the President's Men' for the Trump era" by publisher Penguin Random House. "After four years on...
  • Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal

    07/26/2019 3:20:37 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/26/2019 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Friday lashed out at Democrats over their ongoing investigations into his administration, suggesting there should instead be probes into former President Obama's book deal and other activities under his predecessor. "They want to investigate, they want to go fishing and I watched Bob Mueller and they have nothing," Trump said of Democrats during an Oval Office gathering to announce an agreement with Guatemala. "It's a disgrace," he continued. "We want to find out what happened the last Democrat president. Let's look into Obama the way they've looked into me. From day one they've looked into everything we've...
  • Social Media director at Penguin RandomHouse posts massive twitter F bomb (vanity)

    10/07/2018 7:23:36 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/7/2018 | me
    NSFW: https://twitter.com/svershbow/status/1048286595017834496 This person - Sophie Vershbow -- is the Social Media director for Penguin/Randomhouse. Their contact into: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/about-us/contact-us/
  • Obamas sign record book deal worth estimated $65 million [REMINDER]

    05/16/2018 5:34:34 PM PDT · by nwrep · 95 replies
    AL.COM ^ | March 1, 2017
    Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michele have signed a multi-million book deal with Penguin Random House. Terms of the deal were not released but Financial Times reported bidding for the two-book deal had reached more than $65 million, a record amount for presidential memoirs.
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Palin's Enemies Don't Understand Libel Case Against Joe McGinniss

    09/27/2011 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Robert Stacy McCain
    However, the seriousness of Tiemessen's letter and the potential legal vulnerability of Random House have been mocked and derided by those suffering from PDS. For more than three years, Palin's enemies have become accustomed to seeing bloggers and tabloids spread libelous assertions and obscene speculation about the former Alaska governor with no apparent repercussions and thus included such nonsense as David Magee's column today: But here's the problem with suing McGinnis and the publisher: Palin would have to prove that the allegations in the book are all lies if she proceeded with a lawsuit. She's a public figure -- and it's hard...
  • Palin's lawsuit against Random House may have to be settle out of court because of "Discovery" phase

    09/26/2011 9:09:51 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 140 replies
    Monday September 26, 2011
    Just got off on the phone with a friend in the legal field and she says that a potential lawsuit against Random House by anyone of the Palin family involved in the "trash book" will most likely be quietly settled out of court because the idiot McGinniss opened up Random House to a whole lot of trouble and gives the Palin's an upper hand and GIFT in Court because McGinniss waived attorney client privileged between him and RH by talking about it to a third party (Jesse Griffin) and thus Palin's lawyers are entitled to ALL correspondence from Random House...
  • Not a ‘Threat’: Palin Lawyer Gives McGinniss, Random House Legal Notice

    09/26/2011 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | Monday September 26, 2011 | John Stacy McCain
    This headline at ABC News is misleading: Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher It is misleading, because there is no “threat” in the letter. Rather, as Governor Palin’s lawyer John Tiemessen clearly states, the legal prerequisite for a defamation suit under Alaska law: “[S]ince both your company, and the author, clearly knew the statements were false, admitted they had no basis in fact or reality, but decided to publish in order to harm Governor Palin’s family, you and Mr. McGinniss have defamed the Palins. This letter shall serve as written notice . . . that a claim may...
  • Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher

    09/26/2011 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Al B. · 166 replies · 1+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Jon Karl & Shushannah walshe
    Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss “for knowingly publishing false statements” in his book released last week, “The Rogue,” ABC News has learned.READ THE ENTIRE LETTER HEREThe book was widely panned by critics for using unnamed sources to criticize Palin and her family. Tiemessen cites an email they have access to in which McGinniss writes that attorneys from Crown Publishing told him “nothing I can cite other than my...
  • Report: "Breitbart Obtains Email Showing McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax"

    09/22/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/22/11 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

    09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 133 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McGinniss (man who moved next door): Beware the power of the fully operational Palin machine

    06/02/2010 8:44:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,376+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The hyperbole of Joe McGinniss’ proximity to the Palin family continues apace on two fronts today. First, McGinniss himself decided to grant an interview to NBC’s Today show and Matt Lauer after demanding that ABC leave the premises last week. In the interview, McGinniss goes on offense, offering an absurd rebuttal that even Lauer doesn’t buy and then comparing Sarah Palin’s criticisms of his move to … Nazi Germany? Newsbusters has the transcript: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy JOE MCGINNISS: Morning, morning Matt. I wish you were here. And before we even start...
  • 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?