Skip to comments.Kerry/Kranish Book Controversy - Check the ISBN's (Drudge was right)
Posted on 08/08/2004 7:58:45 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
Here's something more on the Boston Globe story claiming that its reporter Kranish was not connected to the Kerry/Edwards official campaign bio:
BOTH THE OLD KRANISH COVER AND THE NEW KERRY/EDWARDS COVER HAVE THE EXACT SAME ISBN NUMBER ACCORDING TO THE PUBLISHER, AMAZON, AND BARNES AND NOBLE. If these sites are accurate, the books are connected as revisions!
ISBN's are unique identification numbers given to every book that comes out for identification purposes. No two different books have the same ISBN. Only books that are identical do. If the numbers are accurate this should mean that, just as the New York Daily News published, the new Kerry/Edwards book is a revised substitute for the Kranish one. In other words, Drudge and all the others who originally reported on Kranish's tie to the project were right.
Compare them and you will see they are one and the same:
ISBN FOR KRANISH COVER ACCORDING TO BARNES AND NOBLE: 1586483145
ISBN FOR KRANISH COVER ACCORDING TO PUBLISHER SITE CACHE: 1-58648-314-5
ISBN FOR REVISED KERRY EDWARDS COVER ACCORDING TO PUBLISHER SITE RIGHT NOW: 1-58648-314-5
ISBN FOR REVISED KERRY EDWARDS COVER ACCORDING TO AMAZON: 1586483145
Lying A*s Liberals! How novel....NOT! It;s the POS's M.O.
Kerry is in overload cleaning up their website from Berger and Wilson too
Can't someone just look at the books and see if they are the same?
Thankfully we have google cache to keep a record of it all!
This is why I love the internet, 10's of thousands of investigative reporters unleashed.
Kerry's response: "I was in Vietnam!"
They haven't gone to press yet. The "revised" cover that doesn't mention Kranish is due out in September I think. Looks like Kerry had them pull the plug, so to speak, on Kranish's involvement when it turned out he could be more useful running fabricated attacks on the swift boat ads in his newspaper.
Beats the heck out of waiting for the "REAL" journalists to do their jobs. This and the Swift Vets should be headliners. Instead, all we hear is Kerry repeating that 'the economy hasn't turn the corner - it's going 'rounf in circles.'
No! "I was in Cambodia!"
So, what does this mean? Can Kranish or the Globe be held liable for something?
Barnes & Noble Sales Rank: 25,792
This can't be. The terribly brainy liberals at the Boston Globe can't be that stupid. Also, don't forget that liberals never lie. They hate lying, you know.
Kerry should figure out that means it will come from behind and bite him the a$$ come November.
Now that's interesting. I'm trying to remember who here posted a thread saying Drudge owed Kranish an apology. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that something having to do with Kerry is one thing then another then another.
Except for Christmas 1968, when I crossed the frozen Mekong to attack the Hessians who were still sleeping off their drunken Christmas Eve revels. Then I was in Cambodia. But I hurried back to Vietnam the next day, in spite of my serious rice wounds, wondering all the while, "why don't they court martial me?"
Hugh Hewitt went one better and said that Kranish should sue Drudge.
On drudgereport.com the Title on the link to the Barnes and Noble website is..
BOSTON GLOBE 'REPORTER' KRANISH STILL LISTED AS KERRY/EDWARDS BOOK AUTHOR...
love the quotes around 'REPORTER' :-)
BUMP to you for excellence in posting.
Thought he was in Cambodia?!?!
"I was in Cambodia at Christmas under Nixon. This was just before I was in Managua at Halloween under Kennedy. I didn't take any drugs, btw..."
This book credits thing is hilarious. The Globe has been Kerry's/Kennedy's pr firm for years, and this is hard evidence of the crossing of editorial content with "factual" journalism.
"I was a human, before I was a programmed liberal android that runs on ketchup....bbbzzzzzzzz...."
Man, is he loathsome.
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Can a "non-person" sue?
They have to.... oh how I hate to say this but I just can't stop myself.... connect the dots.
Can't Drudge demand, and get, a formal retraction from the Globe??
Good investigation work.
Liberals cannot be trusted. Journalists cannot be trusted.
Maybe the world never existed where the media had a conscience but I mourn the loss of ethical journalism nonetheless, even if it existed only in my fantasies.
It's even worse than that. Even when they switched to the new book, the book's publisher PublicAffairs was crediting Michael Kranish with writing the introduction of this new book as well. As proof, Drudge pointed to a Google cache of the web page taken on July 28, 2004. Google has since updated its cache, but the point is this: if the PUBLISHER does not have its information right, then how can Drudge be faulted for getting it wrong? Assuming of course he actually did?
Who wants to buy one?
Note that all 4 books listed are Kerry puff pieces...
Duh, sorry, I misread your post. You already have that info in it.
He knew he was in Cambobia by shooting magnetic compass angles off Mount Surabachi and Little Round Top!
Sadly there are freepers out there who are defending the Globe not because of the facts but because the info came from Drudge. I'm no huge fan of Drudge but I don't despise the guy either. Regardless of what anybody thinks of him though, the Globe, Kranish, and Kerry were at fault on this one.
"Hugh Hewitt went one better and said that Kranish should sue Drudge."
Does this mean that Drudge should now sue Hugh? I think Hugh is not the fellow in arms that we think he has been. I have been sending Hugh messages with my thoughts about his "lack" of support and not calling these traitors "Traitors", as they are. They want their children, grandchildren, and us killed!
It's for Kranish's spanish translation of his Kerry bio, called "Kerry. La alternativa a Bush"
Anybody know what this means?
"George Bush se ha convertido en el presidente de Estados Unidos más polémico del último medio siglo. Ante las trascendentales elecciones norteamericanas de noviembre de 2004 John F. Kerry aparece como la única alternativa para derrotar a Bush. Pero ¿quién es en realidad Kerry? ¿Tiene posibilidades reales de vencer a Bush? Este libro, basado en un trabajo de investigación publicado por los autores en el prestigioso Boston Globe, constituye la biografía más profunda y actual del que puede ser el futuro presidente de Estados Unidos. "
"George Bush has become the more controversial president of the United States of last means century. Before the transcendental North American elections of November of 2004 John F. Kerry it appears like the only alternative to defeat to Bush. But who is in fact Kerry? It has real possibilities to win to Bush? This book, based on a work of investigation published by the authors in the prestigious Boston Globe, constitutes the deepest and present biography del that can be the future president of United States. "
Darn, you beat me to that ping. I couldn't remember who had posted that thread :)
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