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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:25 PM
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Publisher behind O.J. Simpson book fired
Dec 15, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's would-be publisher, Judith Regan, was fired Friday, her sensational, scandalous tenure at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. ending with the tersest of announcements.

"Judith Regan's employment with HarperCollins has been terminated effective immediately," HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman said in a statement. "The REGAN publishing program and staff will continue as part of the HarperCollins General Books Group."

Friedman offered no reason for the announcement, but it comes less than a month after Murdoch's cancellation of Simpson's hypothetical murder confession, "If I Did It," a planned book and Fox television interview that was greeted with instant and near-universal disgust when announced.

HarperCollins did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages seeking additional comment. A message left with Regan's publicist was not immediately returned.

Regan previously starred in the role of Bernie Kerik's lover.

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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:35 PM
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1. the dregs of humanity
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:08 AM
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2. Ha ha just after the Daily Show zinged her
in their segment about the Holocaust deniers' conference in Tehran.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:05 AM
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3. Maybe she is tangled up
in the third party payment so OJ could keep the money. HarperCollins could be tangled up in that now too.

Couldn't happen to a "nicer" person. :puke:
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:39 AM
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4. ..... < mrrrrrrrrrr
:rofl: :popcorn: :rofl:
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momster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:20 AM
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5. Gone the same day as Rummy
I'll bet this has as much to do with Bushy-boy's dropping #'s as it does with the breathtaking hubris of the OJ Simpson book. ("Whatever we publish, the drooling masses will want.") Regan's whole publishing business was predicated on there being huge numbers of people who give two hoots about what O'Reilly or Limbaugh or whatever shambling hell-mouth could hold still long enough for a cover photo-shoot had to say. Since those 'readers' are falling by the wayside or turning against the whole neo-knee-jerk agenda, the publishing moola must also be shrinking. Publishing today isn't about niche-marketing, so goodbye to you!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:11 AM
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6. Wish for "Ding dong the witch is dead" but she'll be back bigger than ever

.... Word of Regan's dismissal from News Corp.-owned publishing house HarperCollins came in a terse press release headlined "Judith Regan Terminated," according to online accounts published by the New York Times and Daily Variety.

The statement said her termination was effective immediately, both outlets reported. No explanation was given, and The New York Times said it was unclear if she was fired only from HarperCollins or from all News Corp. units.

News Corp and HarperCollins representatives were not immediately available for comment. ....


SOME of her men (NOTE, the 4th image is an abstract rendering of LIMBOsevic). LIMBOsevic is included because she published his first two, ghost written by John FUND (at least the first one) books:

*********QUOTE******** /

.... Then Judith and Rupert found each other -- and ReganBooks was born. Not only did their commercial instincts mesh, but Judy's what's-the-world-ever-done-for-me politics were highly compatible with the Murdoch view.

And then the sex part. It's a one-woman show.

I have never heard anyone talk about sex the way Judy does. I have never heard anyone talk about their sexual partners the way Judy does. I have never heard anyone analyze individual motivations, the workings of the marketplace, and politics, too, in such precisely sexual terms. The other day, on her show, she kept interrupting her tempered guests on the subject of why women like Bill Clinton, and, voice rising, saying: "They want to have sex with him -- that's why they like him!"

Early in her career at Simon & Schuster, she published a book called The Rogue Warrior and fought tooth and nail for a full-face cover photo of the author. "Don't they understand?" she stormed to me. "Women will buy this because they want to fuck him!" She got the full face and a best-seller. (by DUer Gloria: )

Regan looked straight into the camera and for almost 10 minutes, delivered a pseudo stream-of-consciousness poetry riff mocking Clinton. Referring to his sad boyhood, she mocked his loneliness, then proclaimed that he built himself up and called himself KING, because "I am rich and I can do what I want!" She likened him to the cast out Socks, and envisioned him an old man meeting up with Socks at 125th street, both holding tin cups. ....

It was incredibly vicious. What was especially appalling was how she took the most painful aspects of Bill's background--his truly grievous childhood--and twisted them, using them to mock him. If this wasn't the "politics of personal destruction" I don't know how else you could describe this horrific display. ....


And I (the poster) will claim credit for insight. Back when KERIK's book for REGAN was debutting, she hosted him on her Faux interview show. His tale was of his missing mother, who inexplicably abandoned him as a tot. She never showed up for a custody hearing. The premise of the book was that this tough uber-male had this hole in his heart, thereby setting the pants on fire of tough wingnuts of all genders. As she probed him about the book, she and KERIK locked smouldering, HOT gazes. Once the mother-thing was done, she moved on to his heroics (which were what?) on 9-11. She asked WHERE HE WAS when the planes hit. Without missing an eye-lock, he said, "Stepping out of the shower." She swallowed and held a long breath. The image of nekkid KERIK was plainly etched on the Faux camera lens during the LONG pause. He added, "In my office." Another LONG pause. He added, "After WORKING OUT." There was another swallow. I suspected BACK THEN that something was cooking between publisher and author, and it weren't spaghetti. Only 2 or 3 years later, when KERIK's many other past deeds floated to the surface like dead bodies did it become official that there was indeed WILD WINGNUT HOT LOVE between the two, that the two of them alternated their WILD WINGNUT HOT LOVE sessions with WORKING OUT together, that he had used NYPD to track down what happened to his mother, that he used NYPD to provide security for his personal WILD WINGNUT HOT LOVE sessions, that the WILD WINGNUT HOT LOVENEST was a city-paid apartment near the WTC intended as a rest site for rescue and recovery workers. The REGAN-KERIK Faux interview was pure musk in the air. Why don't Shrub's handlers hire some of US for intelligence work?

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:35 AM
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7. Here's the NY Daily News version of Kerik's 9-11 story
Daily News (New York)
September 27, 2001, Thursday



When American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the south tower at 8:48 a.m., Kerik was taking a shower in his private bathroom on the 14th floor of Police Headquarters.

Moments later, Chief of Staff John Picciano was banging on the door, telling Kerik that a plane had struck the World Trade Center. The top cop assumed it was a small twin-engine aircraft or some kind of stunt plane that hit the building by accident.

"I went to the conference room and looked out the window," Kerik said yesterday. "I thought there was no way a small plane could have done that much damage. I'm thinking it was a bomb."

Kerik dashed to his antique desk, the one once used by another police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, and called Giuliani, who was already heading downtown.

The top cop was out of the building and in his sleek black Chrysler Concorde within five minutes. With him were Picciano, NYPD spokesman Thomas Antenen and bodyguards Santiago and Craig Taylor.

Who writes newspaper articles like this? Kerik dashed to his antique desk. His sleek black Chrysler Concorde... :puke:

Funny thing about their 'heros' Bernie and Rudy is that because of their antics that morning, the firemen in the towers never got the call to get out of the buildings, but the police got warned.

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ctaylor721a Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:31 PM
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8. Her rationalization
Was amongst the worst I've seen. Said that the OJ book was about confronting all the men who had abused her in the past. Why would she want to give a forum to that kind of person?
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