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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:27 AM
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Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 07:27 AM by trumad
At least Judith didn't have to pay millions to bury Falafels.

NEW YORK - O.J. Simpsons would-be publisher, Judith Regan, was fired Friday, her sensational, scandalous tenure at Rupert Murdochs News Corp. ending with the tersest of announcements.

Judith Regans 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.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:29 AM
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1. I guess she'll be crying on Bernie Kerik's shoulder...
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:35 AM
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2. Ain't no doubt she deserves it....
but the hypocrisy in Murdoch's empire is second to none.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:58 AM
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3. Bingo.
Hypocrisy and two-faced 'values'.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:30 AM
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4. I'm Not Going To Let Charges Of Sexism......
....dilute the pleasure I feel in seeing Judith Regan getting what she so richly deserves. I hope the same happens to O'Reilly in the immediate future.....
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:37 AM
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5. I hate O'Reilly more than anyone but you don't really have a cogent point
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 08:38 AM by Bombtrack
there isn't a direct parallel. Nothing Murdoch does is riteous or moral. He's scum, so is O'Reilly. Regen probably signifigantly less so than either.

However the case of Murdoch canning Regen is a case of him realizing how much it was or had the potential to hurt him in terms of business. The people who remain most preoccupied with OJ are his stupid, programmed base. People independant minded enough to think less of someone for getting harassy with an employee already have a high probability of not watching O'Reilly and already thinking he's a douchebag.

Falafel-gate really didn't hurt Fox or "The Factor" because its viewers are fucking sheep who thrive on being bullshitted.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:36 AM
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6. K&R for REGAN is "significantly" AS MUCH scum as MURDOCH/O'LOOFAH
I am hoping for a Saturday-long thread on HARPY/SHREW REGAN getting fired. Here's a fond look back at Ms Judith REGAN (and her men). LIMBOsevic is included because she published his first two, John FUND co-written books. Or FUND did at least the first one. Don't know who did the second one.


.... 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):

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.... 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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