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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:


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:





TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe; drudge; kerry; kranish; liberalmedia; swiftvets
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To: GOPcapitalist

On the Title on the link to the Barnes and Noble website is..


love the quotes around 'REPORTER' :-)

21 posted on 08/08/2004 8:12:21 PM PDT by igoramus987
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To: rwfromkansas


22 posted on 08/08/2004 8:12:23 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: GOPcapitalist
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.

BUMP to you for excellence in posting.

23 posted on 08/08/2004 8:12:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Darkwolf377

Thought he was in Cambodia?!?!

24 posted on 08/08/2004 8:13:34 PM PDT by Brytani (Stop, hey, what's that sound, it's just John Kerry flip-flopping around!!!)
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To: pierrem15

"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.

25 posted on 08/08/2004 8:13:38 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Homer_J_Simpson


"I was a human, before I was a programmed liberal android that runs on ketchup....bbbzzzzzzzz...."

Man, is he loathsome.

26 posted on 08/08/2004 8:15:54 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: GOPcapitalist

FREEPERS ROCK! To the Blogmobile, Batman!

27 posted on 08/08/2004 8:16:46 PM PDT by dandelion (AKA "The Kerry Fairy" -
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To: Libloather
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28 posted on 08/08/2004 8:16:54 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Can a "non-person" sue?

29 posted on 08/08/2004 8:18:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A republic, if we can revive it")
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To: Reactionary
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.

Yep, not like they reported that Iraqi "rape" pictures from a porno site were the real thing either. ;)
30 posted on 08/08/2004 8:20:43 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, his son murdered 2,000 people in the Abu Gharib prison in *one* day.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

They have to.... oh how I hate to say this but I just can't stop myself.... connect the dots.

31 posted on 08/08/2004 8:21:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: GOPcapitalist

Can't Drudge demand, and get, a formal retraction from the Globe??

32 posted on 08/08/2004 8:21:54 PM PDT by Noachian (Judicial legislation without representation is tyranny)
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To: GOPcapitalist

Good investigation work.

Lesson learned-

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.

33 posted on 08/08/2004 8:22:36 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: GOPcapitalist

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?

34 posted on 08/08/2004 8:23:59 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: vbmoneyspender

Who wants to buy one?

35 posted on 08/08/2004 8:24:03 PM PDT by steplock (
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To: GOPcapitalist

Note that all 4 books listed are Kerry puff pieces...

36 posted on 08/08/2004 8:25:09 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, his son murdered 2,000 people in the Abu Gharib prison in *one* day.)
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To: mcg1969; GOPcapitalist

Duh, sorry, I misread your post. You already have that info in it.

37 posted on 08/08/2004 8:25:11 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

He knew he was in Cambobia by shooting magnetic compass angles off Mount Surabachi and Little Round Top!

38 posted on 08/08/2004 8:25:19 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Kill all Islamic terrorists now. Then they cannot kill our sons and daughters tomorrow)
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To: Noachian
He should if he hasn't already.

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.

39 posted on 08/08/2004 8:27:57 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist ("Can Lincoln expect to subjugate a people thus resolved? No!" - Sam Houston, 3/1863)
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To: vbmoneyspender

"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!

40 posted on 08/08/2004 8:28:42 PM PDT by olinr
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