December 15, 2006
Murdoch Fires Judith Regan
After the outrage over his publication of the O.J. Simpson book, Murdoch fires his sacrificial lamb:
O.J. Simpson's would-be publisher, Judith Regan, was fired Friday, her sensational, scandalous tenure at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. ending with the tersest of announcements.Regan was of course not entirely blameless here, being the one who directly greenlighted the project.
However, Murdoch knew exactly what kind of tabloidy books Regan favors: she also published such literary notables as Jose Canseco's "Juiced" and porn star Jenna Jameson's "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star", all through ReganBooks and the aegis of Harper Collins, a publishing subsidiary of Murdoch's Newscorp conglomerate.
If not for the widespread outrage of the Brown and Goldman families and the public, Regan would merrily continue to publish sleaze and Murdoch would be more than happy to reap the profits.
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