Spiked

Simon and Schuster spikes a book proposal about Bowe Bergdahl because it might make Obama look bad:

“I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,” Sarah Durand, a senior editor at Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, wrote in an email to one of the soldiers’ agents.

“[T]he Conservatives are all over Bergdahl and using it against Obama,” Durand wrote, “and my concern is that this book will have to become a kind of ‘Swift Boat Veterans for Truth'” — a reference to the group behind a controversial book that raised questions about John Kerry’s Vietnam War record in the midst of his 2004 presidential campaign.

It’s interesting to see a publisher admit openly that it is more interested in protecting Obama than in making money.

POSTSCRIPT: The original Yahoo article isn’t loading now, but it’s still in the Google cache for now.

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