Aug 21, 2014

Media briefs: Kate’s prophesy … fashion victims … Economist cures haemorrhoids …

Kate McClymont did say this would happen. And other media tidbits of the day.

Kate’s prophesy. When Fairfax journalist Kate McClymont launched the book she wrote with the ABC’s Linton Besser about corrupt NSW politician Eddie Obeid, she told the crowd gathered (including Crikey’s correspondent) a joke her lawyer had made, about buying the book the moment it was out “as it could be pulped by lunchtime”. As it was, it took almost three weeks for the book to be pulled from the shelves, as it was yesterday.

Booksellers got an email from publishers Random House at 4.30pm from publisher Random House telling them they weren’t allowed to sell any more copies and that they had to withdraw the book from sale immediate, for “legal reasons”, Pages & Pages Booksellers Jon Page told Crikey. He wasn’t told what those legal reasons were, but illumination came in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, which revealed this morning that the book allegedly mixed up Christopher Browns:

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2 thoughts on “Media briefs: Kate’s prophesy … fashion victims … Economist cures haemorrhoids …

  1. Richard

    The Oz normally trots James Allen out to attack any sniff of legislative recognition for human rights. From memory, in one piece he implied that he moved from Canada to Australia to escape their disastrous human rights latteocracy.

  2. AR

    Curr proves the baleful effects of kissing Mudorc’s ring.

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