Skip to comments.About that book flap: Michael Kranish, "Our Plan for America" and the Boston Globe
Posted on 08/16/2004 7:39:52 AM PDT by rface
For those who missed the article on Page A4 of the Aug. 7 Globe -- and judging from last week's e-mails, many did -- here's an attempt to set the record straight on the matter of an upcoming book sponsored by the Kerry campaign, "Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World," published by PublicAffairs.
Globe reporter Michael Kranish was not commissioned to write the introduction to that book, contrary to reports by some conservative commentators and Internet gossip Matt Drudge. Kranish had agreed to write the introduction to a different book -- an independent one, not sponsored by the campaign, titled "Kerry and Edwards: Their Plans and Promises" -- but the publisher scrapped that project at the last minute when it got the chance to do a book with the campaign.
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That fact, unfortunately, was not made immediately clear on Amazon.com. For a while, according to the publisher, an incorrect listing on Amazon.com implied -- erroneously -- that Kranish had contributed to the campaign book.
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Distinction without a difference.
No credibility. I don't believe a word these people say.
Let the spin begin...
Different books, same ethical breach.
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Globe Editor Martin Baron noted that earlier this summer Kranish worked with PublicAffairs -- the publisher of the Boston Globe biography of Kerry, "John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best" -- to write a short introduction to a second project: an independent, unauthorized review of publicly available documents dealing with the platform and policy statements of Kerry and Edwards. That project was in no way connected with the Kerry-Edwards campaign, Baron said......
.....When PublicAffairs subsequently struck an agreement with the Kerry campaign to do an official campaign book, Kranish's relationship with the project immediately ended," Baron said.
Peter Osnos, publisher of PublicAffairs, said both Drudge and Amazon, the online bookseller peddling the upcoming Kerry-Edwards book, had made a mistake in suggesting Kranish had written its introduction.
"As far as I can tell, if there's any malign intent here, it was someone making Drudge think Michael was somehow doing something for [Kerry's] campaign," Osnos said.
The Globe book, "John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography," is an unauthorized biography. The work draws on extensive interviews with the candidate, all conducted before 2004. After he emerged as the presumptive Democratic nominee, Kerry declined to cooperate with further interviews.
Amazon, the online bookseller, apparently contributed to the confusion with a listing for the Kerry-approved campaign book indicating Kranish as the author. PublicAffairs' officials said yesterday that Amazon had agreed to revise the listing immediately.
Kerry campaign spokesman Michael Meehan said Kranish had no connection to the campaign.
Including Kranish's name imprinted on the book jacket? Either the site was hacked - in which case why isn't this article saying so? - or someone here is covering up the truth. As it stands the BG has ZERO credibility.
He was a reporter before he sold out to the Kerry campaign, eh ?
Did George Orwell have this covered in '1984' or what? Revisionist history at its best!
No, he's just a "fan" who had written one book about Kerry along with the other "Boston Globe reporters who knew him best," and he had agreed to write the introduction to a second book about Kerry so long as it was under the radar.
We are supposed to accept this as evidence of Kranish's "unbiased objectivity," when in fact it is evidence that Kranish is a partisan hack who grinds Kerry's ax for pin money while employed as a reporter for the Boston Globe.
File it under "Kerrythink."
Why should I believe the Boston Globe, or any other Kerry media outlet for that matter?
I've always thought the book Kranish was ostensibly "really" hired to write the forward to sounds suspiciously Kerry campaign-esque.
Does he want to reveal who commissioned yon book, "Kerry and Edwards: Their Plans and Promises", and what their relationship IS to the Kerry campaign. Sounds like another definition of "is" to me.
Besides, I think Kranish's forward was included in the Kerry campaign propaganda piece. See the Barnes and Noble website:
Michael Kranish has worked for the Boston Globe for more than 20 years, including the last 16 in the newspaper's Washington Bureau. He is co-author of John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography (PublicAffairs, 2004).
OLD SPEAK, NEW SPEAK, OLD THINK, NEW THINK, DOUBLE THINK. George Orwell was a bloody genius, and prophet.
Yeah because that's the political book the publishing world has been anticipating for years. It was only the selection of Kerry/Edwards as the Pres/VP candidates that scuppered that plan.
Matt Drudge is a much more honest, reliable and acceptable source than the globe, the nyt and the rest of the left wing ....
Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World
Table of Contents
Introduction by Michael Kranish
John Kerry on the Issues
100 Days to Change America
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ECONOMY AND JOBS
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender)
PROTECTING AMERICA'S WORKERS
Campaign biography of John Kerry
Campaign biography of John Edwards
John Kerry's Announcement Speech
Well, I see your post dovetails with my #13.
Did the Kerry campaign pull the forward and are now claiming Kranish's forward was never included?
Yet another lie on the steaming pile.
Yeah, I didn't even need to use my keyboard for that one. Just two simple cut and pastes using the mouse.
Responsible journalists pursued the story past pat denials. They ended up deciding even with all the weird discrepancies that Kranish was clean. It was not at all "bad journalism," it was real journalism, as opposed to fellating the Democrats.
cyncooper: You really need to go to work as a paid researcher!
If the DNC is reading ANY of your posts, they should be feeling deeply ashamed of themselves. They have become transcribers and you are doing their jobs for them, and for us. Thank you.
In other words, upon learning of this unauthorized review, the Kerry campaign bribed the publisher to not pursue the book by offering up an authorized book. Now there is a story worth pursuing.
Thank you very much.
BTW, click my link. The Kranish "accreditation" is now...gone.
I think it's plain to see I did a direct cut and paste so that demonstrates it most certainly was there before.
Sheesh. Now they are playing with the links thinking this will solve their problems.
And how in the HELL is this supposed to assure us of Kranish's objective reporting skills? What is this nonsense? Does the GLOBE think EVERYONE is STUPID? Or do they just not care? What in the HELL does NOT taking money from the campaign coffers have to do with BIAS?
For the record:
I went to barnesandnoble.com and entered Kranish in the search engine. Of the hits I got, the first one was the link I provided and then I did the cut and paste from that very page for the Kerry/Edwards book.
In fact, try it yourself everybody.
Go to barnesandnoble.com and simply enter Kranish in the search bar (I did not modify the category search) and the very FIRST listing offered is the Kerry/Edwards book though they've now removed the accreditation that was there earlier per the cut and paste I (thank heaven) posted in #13.
I emailed the OM(Kery's)Bud)
It was only in the Subject line but read:
email@example.com, AKA we love Kerry, the man who lied....while good men died.
Of course. How silly of us. That's what Lurch has the Globe's editorial board for.
Not really. He just reported what he saw when the scales fell from his eyes.
Let me repeat. Either that pic was hacked - in which case why isn't this article saying so? - or someone here is covering up the truth.