Skip to comments.Publisher allegedly cited 'Jewish cabal' [Judith Regan]
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.
Hey, maybe she can sign a deal to help Jimmah Carter.
The sinister, ever-present, world-dominating cabal strikes yet again!
She has excellent credentials to ghost write Mel Gibson's biography. Or Jimmy Carter's.
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.
Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they.
Always kind of fun to get an inside report. Thanks.
Hope your friend wasn't harmed.
I respect Murdoch for dealing with this immediately and permanently. 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.
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).
"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.
Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left.
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.
"Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left."
It's been fashionable among the Left for awhile.
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.
As my brother in law might say "If we Jews rule the world, where's my cut?"
The woman should be boycotted, just as Mel Gibson should have been boycotted.
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.)
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.
""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."
Jewish cable? JNN headline news?
This thread is brought to you by the world-wide zionist conspiracy.
Mel Gibson, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
She should have known better. Murdoch used to be a Nazi-hunter.
Stop muddying the waters with logic and common sense.
Perhaps you should learn to use "spell check". What's your friends's name, btw?
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.
That must be how he found "Hitler's Secret Diary."
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.
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?
I love that Homer in your tagline. Did you have to screw around with the font to do that?
Murdock is adjusting to survive the Rodham Administration.
"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!
| "Hey, Jude
Don't make it bad
Take a sad song
And make it better
To let her into your heart
Then you can start
To make it
"Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left."
BINGO!! Welcome to the post 9/11 world.
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.
Jewish males under thirty trend conservative. Its going to take a while until the Roosevelt-revering generation completely die off.
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.
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.