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Publisher allegedly cited 'Jewish cabal' [Judith Regan]
AP ^ | December 18, 2006 | HILLEL ITALIE

Posted on 12/18/2006 4:34:47 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

In an explosive telephone argument that led to her firing, publisher Judith Regan allegedly complained of a "Jewish cabal" against her in the book industry and stated that "Of all people, Jews should know about ganging up, finding common enemies and telling the big lie."

A spokesman for Regan's former employer, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., told The Associated Press on Monday that the remarks were based on notes taken by HarperCollins attorney Mark Jackson, with whom Regan was discussing the future of a controversial new novel about baseball star Mickey Mantle.

The spokesman, Andrew Butcher, released the comments in response to a threatened libel suit from Regan's legal representative, Hollywood attorney Bert Fields, who had called earlier reports of anti-Semitic remarks "completely untrue" and added that the publisher "didn't have an anti-Semitic bone in her body.

Since 1994, Regan had headed the ReganBooks imprint at News Corp.'s HarperCollins. She was fired Friday.

The allegations first emerged earlier Monday when The New York Times, citing two unnamed News Corps officials, referred to unspecified anti-Semitic comments.

Regan, one of of the book world's most successful publishers, already had tense relations with HarperCollins and News Corp. Last month, Murdoch cancelled "If I Did It," her planned O.J. Simpson book and Fox television interview.

Simpson's book, said to have described how he theoretically would have committed the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, had been scheduled for release Nov. 30 following the airing of a two-part Simpson interview.

Simpson was acquitted of murder in 1995 but later found liable for the killings in a wrongful-death suit filed by the Goldman family.


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KEYWORDS: antisemitism; hatred; jimmycarter; judithregan; liberalagenda; melgibson; regan
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1 posted on 12/18/2006 4:34:49 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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2 posted on 12/18/2006 4:36:26 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad on The Red Cross.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hey, maybe she can sign a deal to help Jimmah Carter.


3 posted on 12/18/2006 4:36:32 PM PST by umgud (I love NASCAR as much as the Democrats hate Bush)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The sinister, ever-present, world-dominating cabal strikes yet again!


4 posted on 12/18/2006 4:37:19 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: West Coast Conservative

She has excellent credentials to ghost write Mel Gibson's biography. Or Jimmy Carter's.


5 posted on 12/18/2006 4:37:39 PM PST by indcons (Ping me if you are interested in the Bama head coach job. Short-term contracts available.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

My friend worked for this woman 9 days, she said she is definetly the Wife of Satan a horrible creation of a human being, she would never say this about anyone she is a nice jewish girl and she thought this lady was horrid.


6 posted on 12/18/2006 4:37:55 PM PST by TaraP
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To: West Coast Conservative

Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they.


7 posted on 12/18/2006 4:38:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: TaraP

Always kind of fun to get an inside report. Thanks.

Hope your friend wasn't harmed.


8 posted on 12/18/2006 4:40:26 PM PST by sgtyork (Prove to us that you can enforce the borders first)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I respect Murdoch for dealing with this immediately and permanently. The woman sounds like a real *****.


9 posted on 12/18/2006 4:40:26 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: West Coast Conservative
Nobody comes up with bigger idiotic lies and conspiracy theories about the Jews than the left. Yet in America the Jews tend towards the left. It makes no more sense to me than the blacks and their commitment to the left.

The truth of the matter is that the Jews and the blacks have no better friend than the right.
10 posted on 12/18/2006 4:43:48 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they. [sic]"

Yes, if you mean those who are so insecure that they find their self worth by piling on.


11 posted on 12/18/2006 4:44:51 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: NittanyLion
The woman sounds like a real *****.

That and real ****.

My guess is she is a good friend of Hillary's as well, since they have much in common.

12 posted on 12/18/2006 4:44:58 PM PST by Michael.SF. (It's time our lawmakers paid more attention to their responsibilities, and less to their privileges.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

This paranoid style may be the traditional refuge of scoundrels, and it's a tradition that's alive and well (e.g., Mel Gibson and Jimmy Carter).


13 posted on 12/18/2006 4:45:15 PM PST by elhombrelibre (A sober Jimmy Carter says what Mel Gibson would only say in a very drunken rant.)
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To: cripplecreek

"Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they."

Yeah what's with all the "I hate the Jooos" stuff lately?

Maybe answer my own question: They're afraid the muzzies may really get their caliphate.


15 posted on 12/18/2006 4:46:52 PM PST by Felis_irritable
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To: West Coast Conservative

Oy!


16 posted on 12/18/2006 4:49:09 PM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Felis_irritable

Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left.


17 posted on 12/18/2006 4:49:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: cripplecreek

Does anyone have her comment on tape? Right now, it's a lawyer's word against a book publisher's (Regan). Yet everybody is assuming it's Regan who is lying.


18 posted on 12/18/2006 4:54:41 PM PST by freedomdefender
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To: cripplecreek

"Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left."

It's been fashionable among the Left for awhile.


19 posted on 12/18/2006 5:00:09 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: West Coast Conservative

I'm Jewish and think her comments were pretty mild. She is just an uber-bitch and they were looking for ANY excuse to can her. She gave them one. She is an idiotic genius.


20 posted on 12/18/2006 5:02:56 PM PST by montag813
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To: West Coast Conservative

As my brother in law might say "If we Jews rule the world, where's my cut?"


21 posted on 12/18/2006 5:03:15 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: West Coast Conservative

The woman should be boycotted, just as Mel Gibson should have been boycotted.


22 posted on 12/18/2006 5:06:42 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly
It's been fashionable among the Left for awhile.

You beat me to it.

Maybe we just didn't know. Someone here posted a rather nasty quote from the Peanut Farmer, so I asked him for a reference which he gave. He closed by suggesting that I "just google for 'If I get back in' and carter." (It's sort of an eye-opener.)

ML/NJ

23 posted on 12/18/2006 5:06:51 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: popdonnelly

It's becoming fashionable to be open about it.

Shameful as it is, prior to 9/11 and joining FR I held antisemitic views. Obviously I never called myself antisemitic, only "anti Israeli occupation, anti Zionist etc".

The 9/11 attacks kinda brought it all home that something stinks in the mideast and it ain't Israel.


24 posted on 12/18/2006 5:09:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: freedomdefender

""Does anyone have her comment on tape? Right now, it's a lawyer's word against a book publisher's (Regan). Yet everybody is assuming it's Regan who is lying.""

The title of her forthcoming book, "If I Said It."


25 posted on 12/18/2006 5:12:53 PM PST by Shermy
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To: West Coast Conservative

Jewish cable? JNN headline news?


26 posted on 12/18/2006 5:14:45 PM PST by zarf
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To: West Coast Conservative

This thread is brought to you by the world-wide zionist conspiracy.


27 posted on 12/18/2006 5:20:27 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Mel Gibson, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


28 posted on 12/18/2006 5:24:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

She should have known better. Murdoch used to be a Nazi-hunter.


29 posted on 12/18/2006 5:26:45 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Murdoch used to be a Nazi-hunter.

Howzat?
30 posted on 12/18/2006 5:56:22 PM PST by kenavi (Save romance. Stop teen sex.)
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To: kenavi
I read it in Spy magazine, so it must be true.
31 posted on 12/18/2006 6:06:42 PM PST by firebrand
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To: freedomdefender
Does anyone have her comment on tape? Right now, it's a lawyer's word against a book publisher's (Regan). Yet everybody is assuming it's Regan who is lying.

Stop muddying the waters with logic and common sense.

32 posted on 12/18/2006 6:30:11 PM PST by jla
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To: TaraP

Perhaps you should learn to use "spell check". What's your friends's name, btw?


33 posted on 12/18/2006 6:33:41 PM PST by khnyny (For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.)
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To: TaraP
"My friend worked for this woman 9 days, she said she is definetly the Wife of Satan"

It's been my perception of her for a long time, that she is very self absorbed and impressed with herself.

In any case I can't stand her, and suspect she and O.J. got it on. Birds of a feather.

34 posted on 12/18/2006 7:30:39 PM PST by gitmogrunt (Conservative and Republican are not synonymous.)
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To: firebrand

That must be how he found "Hitler's Secret Diary."


35 posted on 12/18/2006 7:39:02 PM PST by kenavi (Save romance. Stop teen sex.)
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To: Felis_irritable
Yeah what's with all the "I hate the Jooos" stuff lately?

I was about to ask the same thing. It's really alarming because I think the recent spate of comments by people in the media like Regan, Gibson (and now Novak) seem to be reflecting a more widespread acceptance of such filth.

I heard enough of this kind of trash from ignorant, foreign-born relatives: I don't need to hear more of it from Americans who really ought to know better.

36 posted on 12/18/2006 8:50:26 PM PST by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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the recent spate of comments by people in the media like Regan

How do you know she said anything anti-semitic? One guy - a lawyer for a company that she's on the outs with - makes the charge. It's in his "notes" - which implies he doesn't have a tape. She claims she said no such thing. Why and how do you know she's the one who's lying, and not the lawyer?

37 posted on 12/18/2006 9:20:38 PM PST by freedomdefender
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To: I see my hands

I love that Homer in your tagline. Did you have to screw around with the font to do that?


38 posted on 12/18/2006 9:28:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
"Did you have to screw around with the font to do that?"

Nah, I'm just a little twisted.


39 posted on 12/18/2006 9:56:40 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Murdock is adjusting to survive the Rodham Administration.


40 posted on 12/18/2006 11:03:00 PM PST by mdefranc
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To: cripplecreek

"something stinks in the mideast and it ain't Israel."

That was so well put that I hereby steals it for my neverending discussions with my leftist collegaues!


41 posted on 12/19/2006 7:27:11 AM PST by Kurt_Hectic (Trust only what you see, not what you hear)
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To: cripplecreek
"something stinks in the mideast and it ain't Israel."

That was so well put that I hereby steals it for my neverending discussions with my leftist colleagues!
42 posted on 12/19/2006 7:27:40 AM PST by Kurt_Hectic (Trust only what you see, not what you hear)
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To: West Coast Conservative
>Judith Regan allegedly complained of a "Jewish cabal" against her

"Hey, Jude
Don't make it bad
Take a sad song
And make it better
Remember
To let her into your heart
Then you can start
To make it
Better..."

43 posted on 12/19/2006 7:33:58 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: cripplecreek

"Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left."

BINGO!! Welcome to the post 9/11 world.


44 posted on 12/19/2006 7:38:25 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: khnyny

Why would I reveal my friend's name on a public web-site? would you do that to a friend of your's? She worked for Judith in her Century City Office 9 days understand.


45 posted on 12/19/2006 7:49:57 AM PST by TaraP
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To: Jaysun
Yet in America the Jews tend towards the left

Jewish males under thirty trend conservative. Its going to take a while until the Roosevelt-revering generation completely die off.

46 posted on 12/19/2006 7:55:10 AM PST by Nonstatist
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47 posted on 12/19/2006 12:22:44 PM PST by SJackson (had to move the national debate from whether to stay the course to how do we start down the path out)
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To: cripplecreek
Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they.

What exactly is wrong with what was said? The first statement is just saying that jews should know about how it feels to be ganged up on.

As far as the 2nd statement, Regan says that she didn't bring up the term Cabal - the lawyer on the other end of the conversation did.

I've noticed a lot of race baiting even here on FR lately.

48 posted on 12/19/2006 3:02:28 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: popdonnelly
The woman should be boycotted, just as Mel Gibson should have been boycotted.

Why? She didn't say anything offensive. She said that jews should be aware of what it feels like to be piled on and she claims that the lawyer on the other end brought up the term Cabal, not her.

49 posted on 12/19/2006 3:05:11 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: West Coast Conservative
No,no, she said 'Jewish COBOL'!


50 posted on 12/19/2006 3:07:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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