As a former publishing executive and the founder of Times Books – which originally publishedDreams – I can accept that these kinds of frauds occasionally happen. And without a direct admission of guilt, the evidence will always be unsatisfying with conflicting opinions battling back and forth.
A publisher can get gulled by a skillful con. And once outed it can be a major catastrophe. One has only to recall the James Frey controversy over his Random House best-seller, which, like Obama’s “truckload of notes,” was another A Million Little Pieces. Once Frey was revealed by a careful scan of his police records by SmokingGun.com as a liar whose “memoir” was largely fiction, Random House did the only honorable thing it could. It explained that all future printings of the book would be delayed until it had notes from both the publisher and the author on the lies in the text as well as notations on the cover and posted to the website. Random House also sent out inserts for the books already in the stores. Later Random House set aside several million dollars to compensate readers who felt they may have been defrauded in buying the book.
But at least no one accused James Frey of not writing it.
And the evidence keeps piling up around Ayers.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Ayers claims authorship again but says has no notes. Also says Don't Hate on Anne (New Tone?)
Ayers is not a very jokey guy. He is deliberate. When he talked to me in 2009 I think he wanted plausible deniability, but he wanted it out there.
Just to clarify again, I didn't ask him, he volunteered the claim, blurted it out.
It's the best thing Ayers ever wrote but it's central to the Obama mythology/rise of the oceans life story.
The MSM will keep ignoring the story.
But Ayers is not fooling around so much this time. I got mad the first time, aside from his being an unrepentant domestic terrorist, because I thought, well he could prove it. But now he claims he doesn't have the notes.
It cracks me up though that Donald Trump has taken this up, and he has just hired new media guru Patrick Ruffini so it seems he is serious in making a splash in the political realm.
So. Expect some fireworks because the MSM doesn't run the show any more.
The publisher must have notes.
Barack Obama is an empty suit and a big cheat.
You could say Obama and Ayers deserve each other.
P.S. Robin of Berkeley, The American Thinker: Obama, Donald Trump, and the Collective Unconscious