Thursday, July 13, 2006

Book Standard doesn't (heart) Ann

This was the top headline on the Book Standard's weekly "Chart Alert" email today: Cedar Rapids 'Gazette' First to Give Ann Coulter the Boot. An entire week's worth of publishing industry news, and this is their lead story.

More liberal schadenfreude? (Hint: Trade journals don't give a darn about any place outside of Manhattan, much less Cedar Rapids -- unless it gives them an excuse to take a swipe at a conservative.) Given that UPI has joined Random House and vouched for Coulter against plagiarism charges, Godless has sold about a quarter-million copies, and 100 other newspapers nationwide still carry her column, it's a pretty lame cause for celebration.

P.S. So when will the Book Standard investigate the motivation behind the iThenticate allegations?



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