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Posts Tagged ‘Jonah Goldberg’

President Barack Obama to Write about Haiti

obama_portrait_146px.jpgPolitico reported today that President Barack Obama will write a cover story for Newsweek about the earthquake in Haiti.

National Review columnist and author Jonah Goldberg responded with a dismissive column: “some might wonder, given Newsweek’s fawning coverage of the man, whether this is the first time he’s written for Newsweek or whether this is just the first time he got a byline.” GalleyCat has always celebrated Obama’s writing credentials. The President’s memoir was a bestseller, and last year he urged This well-known author urged children to grow up to be writers in a speech.

What do you think? The Politico article also included a response from Newsweek editor Jon Meacham responding to critics: “We’ve published Ronald Reagan and John McCain, and we invited George W. Bush to write in our pages … The occasion for the Obama essay is an international tragedy with humanitarian and political implications.”

Most importantly, if you want to donate money to the recovery effort, The Rumpus has an amazing list of aid organizations.

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Jonah Goldberg’s Million Dollar Book Deal

catalog_cover23.jpgFollowing blockbuster books by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, publishers are chasing conservative scribes. Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg has scored a reported one million dollar deal for his next book.

Goldberg riled the blogosphere with his first book, “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.” The new book has a temporary title: “The Tyranny of Clichés.”

Here’s more about the deal, from Crain’s New York: “Penguin’s conservative imprint Sentinel won the bidding in an auction conducted by William Morris Endeavor agent Jay Mandel that involved at least four publishers … ‘Conservative books are doing incredibly well,’ says an executive who dropped out of the bidding.”