28 November 2004
The beautiful and brilliant Michelle Malkin (a phrase I swiped from Francis W. Porretto) has happened upon a copy of a book/DVD combination titled Remembering Ronald Reagan, bearing the imprimatur of CBS News (!), and sees a serious disconnect in the marketing plan:
What head-in-his-derrière editor at Simon & Schuster came up with this idea?! Here is a simple exercise: Draw a Venn diagram of two sets. Set A is the book-buying population that considers Rather, Stahl, and Wallace "respected journalists." Set B is the book-buying population eager to spend money on a positive remembrance of Ronald Reagan and ever-mindful of the MSM's deeply-held hatred for Reagan and his legacy. The result is what even a mathematically-challenged person like me remembers from from grade school...a disjoint set.
And, of course, there's always the question of why anything from CBS News (with a foreword by Dan Rather, natch) would be shelved under "New Non-Fiction."Posted at 9:32 AM to Almost Yogurt