aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, December 15, 2006
Judith Regan axed
What an interesting time to be in NY:
Judith Regan, the firebrand editor who stirred up decade-old passions last month with her plans for a book and television interview with O. J. Simpson, was fired late Friday by HarperCollins, the publishing company that oversaw her book business.
HarperCollins announced the dismissal, “effective immediately,” in a two-sentence news release that was issued at about 7 p.m. Eastern time. The announcement was made by Jane Friedman, president and chief executive of HarperCollins, who has long had a strained relationship with Ms. Regan.
Comments News Hounds (they watch Fox so we don’t have to) “...one wonders whether the right is trying to cleanse itself and “liberals” are on a tear!”
LATER: Much much more here.
Gwinnett to keep Harry in school libraries
A woman who fought to have Harry Potter novels banned from her children’s suburban school district is considering an appeal after the Georgia Board of Education voted Thursday to keep the books in county libraries.
Board members voted without discussion to uphold the Gwinnett County school board’s decision to deny Laura Mallory’s request to pull the books from school libraries.
Mallory, whose children attend J.C. Magill Elementary School, has worked for more than a year to get the books banned from Gwinnett schools, saying the popular fiction series is an attempt to indoctrinate children in religious witchcraft. “It’s mainstreaming witchcraft in a subtle and deceptive manner, in a children-friendly format,” she said.
There are crazies in every town… I pity her children… And all of us when they grow up.