Media Conservative Hacks Unhappy With Right-Wing Smear Machine
posted by November 6 at 17:05 PMon
Via the New York Times comes word of a group of conservative writers (of such stellar titles as “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry” and “Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America’s National Security”) suing Eagle Publishing for unpaid royalties.
In a suit filed in United States District Court in Washington yesterday, the authors Jerome R. Corsi, Bill Gertz, Lt. Col. Robert (Buzz) Patterson, Joel Mowbray and Richard Miniter state that Eagle Publishing, which owns Regnery, “orchestrates and participates in a fraudulent, deceptively concealed and self-dealing scheme to divert book sales away from retail outlets and to wholly owned subsidiary organizations within the Eagle conglomerate.”…In the lawsuit the authors say that Eagle sells or gives away copies of their books to book clubs, newsletters and other organizations owned by Eagle “to avoid or substantially reduce royalty payments to authors.”
Spreading lies and smearing people: Not as profitable as it should be, evidently.