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Trade Tidbits from the Mendacity Trail [Exec Admits Not Printing 1 Million Copies of Living History]
Short Cuts ^ | June 12, 2003 8:00AM EST | Morning staff report

Posted on 06/12/2003 6:39:06 AM PDT by ewing

The Washington Prowler, always on the move at the Amercian Spectator Magazine, drops a news nugget in todays offering-an internal memo from Hillary's publishing house virtually admitting that they produced the 'leak' (about her gasping reaction to the Monica Lewinsky lying) to jump start the book.

We are adding this to a statement we recieved from deep inside the mighty publishing house from an executive in a position to know (always trust the working bees in life):

'No way we would publish 1,000,000 copies of anything. It's only necessary to say that we did. Besides where would we put them?'

Asked about the 'astounding' 200,000 copies Hillary sold on the first day of publication. There is no possible way for us to know that.'

If that isn't enough, check out Ann Coulter's new column of Hillary's 'fan man' on the street.

This is a guy who has been boring the New York Press Coprs forever. Wonder if they were dumb enough to actually hire him?

(Excerpt) Read more at lucianne.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: herstory; hillary; lying; printing
I'm stunned and saddened by these turn of events..
1 posted on 06/12/2003 6:39:06 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; Hillary's Lovely Legs; mountaineer; BigWaveBetty; Endeavor
ping
2 posted on 06/12/2003 6:45:40 AM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing; PJ-Comix; kcvl
Heheheheh. This is going to be just like the New York Times fiasco. There are enough disgruntled employees at Siimon and Schuster, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and the like that the information is going to leak out.

Heheheh.

3 posted on 06/12/2003 6:49:52 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: ewing
I think its hysterical. If she really sold 200k on MOnday, they must all be packed away at DNC headquarters.
4 posted on 06/12/2003 6:52:07 AM PDT by Endeavor
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To: ewing
virtually admitting that they produced the 'leak' (about her gasping reaction to the Monica Lewinsky lying) to jump start the book.

The first she knew of it was when she read the book.

Smartest woman in the world? The world has been inundated with news of her since 1992. I have seen her lie, cheat, steal, extort, blackmail and God only knows what else, but I have yet to see her do anything smart.

5 posted on 06/12/2003 6:54:06 AM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: Miss Marple
I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts Drudge is calling in chits to find out the facts on this.

I predict a SIREN by Sunday night.

6 posted on 06/12/2003 7:01:03 AM PDT by rvoitier (There's too many ALs in this world: Al Qaeda Al Jezeera Al Gore Al Sharpton Al Franken)
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To: rvoitier
I bet you are right.

I also wonder how long it will be before an interesting memo or purchase order shows up on The Smoking Gun.

Heheheh.

7 posted on 06/12/2003 7:02:53 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
Oh STOP! You're teasing me now! LoL!
8 posted on 06/12/2003 7:05:23 AM PDT by rvoitier (There's too many ALs in this world: Al Qaeda Al Jezeera Al Gore Al Sharpton Al Franken)
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To: ewing
"I'm stunned and saddened by these turn of events...." got to control that "IMAGE".

Nothing is ever what it seems with this bunch "DECEPTION" to any and all if possible.

9 posted on 06/12/2003 7:05:27 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: ewing
The "Man on the Street" sounds like "The Tourist Guy". Whatever happened to him?
10 posted on 06/12/2003 7:08:20 AM PDT by bruin66 (Free Martha!)
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To: bruin66
We finally know the name of 'Tourist Guy!' The Coulter column is hilarious..
11 posted on 06/12/2003 7:09:51 AM PDT by ewing
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To: N. Theknow
Chillary was the one hiring the private detectives to crush the 'bimbo eruptions' and get affitdavits for the 1992 campaign!
12 posted on 06/12/2003 7:11:28 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Endeavor
They are all going to show up at a Wherehouse paid for by DNC Terry Mac money..
13 posted on 06/12/2003 7:12:45 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Just mythoughts
So I wonder how many copes S and S really actually printed?
14 posted on 06/12/2003 7:24:13 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Endeavor
Someone was explaining, on another thread, how publishing houses compile their data on books sold. (I think it was Common Tator, but I can't remember for sure).

It was pointed out that in most cases the 'number sold' refers to how many books the publisher has sold to various book stores and outlets. NOT how many books have been sold to consumers.

If this is the case, and I have no reason to doubt the sincerity of the poster of this information, a lot of what we've been reading about the success of this book is actually 'Spin and Grin' (a Carvillian term, if I ever saw one).

I had originally assumed the publishers were responsible for the early leaks on the book, so that isn't a suprise, just verification.

What I really want to know is how many books were truely printed on the first run. And secondly, the info we saw yesterday about an additional 200,000 books being printed,,, which was boosted to 300,000 later in the day,,, . I'm just curious to know if the additional printing info is factual.
15 posted on 06/12/2003 7:28:06 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: ewing; Liz; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Shermy; BOBTHENAILER; Miss Marple; Dog; Dog Gone; hchutch; ...
Sounds like the left wing execs at S&S are Enronning their company to pay for the $8 million money laundry scheme for $enator Hildebea$t.

Maybe some stockholders of Viacom need to be screaming to the SEC to investigate this outrageous wasted and possible money laundering scheme.
16 posted on 06/12/2003 7:38:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Evil Old White Devil Californian Grampa for big Al Sharpton and Nader in primaries!)
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To: Iowa Granny
Or possibly 200,000 copies were ordered on that one day from Unions, University Lie-braries and the DNC?
17 posted on 06/12/2003 7:40:56 AM PDT by ewing
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To: bruin66; ewing
Is this really true? This makes "Anonymous Source" sound like the reliable girl-next-door!

Another average individual eager to get Hillary's book was Greg Packer, who was the centerpiece of the New York Times' "man on the street" interview about Hillary-mania. After being first in line for an autographed book at the Fifth Avenue Barnes & Noble, Packer gushed to the Times: "I'm a big fan of Hillary and Bill's. I want to change her mind about running for president. I want to be part of her campaign."
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It was easy for the Times to spell Packer's name right because he is apparently the entire media's designated "man on the street" for all articles ever written. He has appeared in news stories more than 100 times as a random member of the public. Packer was quoted on his reaction to military strikes against Iraq; he was quoted at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Veterans' Day Parade. He was quoted at not one ? but two ? New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square. He was quoted at the opening of a new "Star Wars" movie, at the opening of an H&M clothing store on Fifth Avenue and at the opening of the viewing stand at Ground Zero. He has been quoted at Yankees games, Mets games, Jets games ? even getting tickets for the Brooklyn Cyclones. He was quoted at a Clinton fund-raiser at Alec Baldwin's house in the Hamptons and the pope's visit to Giants stadium.
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Are all reporters writing their stories from Jayson Blair's house? Whether or not it will help her presidential ambitions, Living History definitely positions Hillary nicely for a job as a reporter.

18 posted on 06/12/2003 7:55:18 AM PDT by sam_paine
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To: sam_paine
Yes, that is true. You can find references to him in a variety of stories if you do a google search. Ann uses Nexus so no doubt found more references.

He is simply someone whose hobby is showing up at every opening, book-signing, big-name concert, etc. with the goal of being first in line and getting autographs.

19 posted on 06/12/2003 7:58:35 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: ewing
They are probably printing them as the orders come in. Probably in China somewhere.
20 posted on 06/12/2003 8:14:38 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: razorback-bert
You're on the right track. Read this.
21 posted on 06/12/2003 8:54:24 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Iowa Granny; Liz
the publisher has sold shipped to various book stores and outlets

On consignment I bet.

The display I saw at Sam's the other day was the biggest for any book I have ever seen there.

22 posted on 06/12/2003 9:31:34 AM PDT by razorback-bert (White Devils for Al-Sharpton 2004... Texas Chapter)
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To: sam_paine
Leave it to Ann Coulter to find 'The Tourist Guy' supporting Hillary..
23 posted on 06/12/2003 9:38:34 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Just mythoughts
For 40 cents an hour labor..
24 posted on 06/12/2003 9:39:52 AM PDT by ewing
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To: razorback-bert
....the publisher has sold shipped to various book stores and outlets .....On consignment I bet.

Nice catch.

25 posted on 06/12/2003 9:40:06 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Grampa Dave
Geez, its getting tough to believe anything these days !

And these guys publish college textbooks!
26 posted on 06/12/2003 10:04:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: razorback-bert
On consignment I bet.

Standard terms in the book industry are that returns within 90 days are acceptable. So the Shrillary books get shipped to all the B&N and Borders stores, then later most of them get shipped back.

27 posted on 06/12/2003 10:24:50 AM PDT by ikka
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To: razorback-bert
That is another good point.

How many of these bound lies are on consignment?
28 posted on 06/12/2003 11:34:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Evil Old White Devil Californian Grampa for big Al Sharpton and Nader in primaries!)
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