Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Conservatives carp about corporate capitalism

By Libby

I seem to have misplaced my natural empathy and am taking an inordinate delight in this development. It appears some authors discovered that their prime neo-con pulp pusher, Regnery Press, has been cheating them out of royalities.
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.”
Of course, missing from the complaint is any recognition that the only reason the books make the best seller list is because of the book dumping into the afiliated subsidaries but isn't it funny how the same people who sneer at complaints about corporate misconduct when it comes to regulating pollution or the degradation of workers' benefits, suddenly find their inner outrage when it's their own wallets that take the hit.

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