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The agency studied the possibility of buying the first printing, Mr. Wise said, but the publisher of Random House, Bennett Cerf, told the agency he would be glad to sell all the copies to the agency — and then print more. “Their clumsy efforts to suppress the book only made it a bestseller,” Mr. Wise said.
"Privishing" is short for "private publishing." Perversely, it is a method used by publishers to kill off a sensitive book without the author's permission or awareness.
By reducing the initial print run of a book, refusing to do reprints, cutting the advertising budget and the promotional tour, a publisher can guarantee a book's failure. It constitutes breach of contract, and in fact Colby sued his publisher, but battling a media giant's lawyers is an expensive and difficult proposition.
Army reviewers suggested various changes and redactions and signed off on the edited book in January, saying they had “no objection on legal or operational security grounds,” and the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, planned for an Aug. 31 release.
But when the Defense Intelligence Agency saw the manuscript in July and showed it to other spy agencies, reviewers identified more than 200 passages suspected of containing classified information, setting off a scramble by Pentagon officials to stop the book’s distribution.
Originally posted by tooo many pills
If we could get the Islamic extremists just as fired up about this book burning as the other "book burning," then maybe the Pentagon would back down just like the crazy Rev. did.
I feel terrible for the soldiers that do the right thing only to have their careers destroyed because the right thing isn't in the best interests of America.
Originally posted by captainbitter
reply to post by C1OUD
Thanks for the video game enthusiasm . Snake seems to fit in around here pretty well. Btw, Cloud is the most disturbed hero I've ever played.
I find it odd that this would even be reported. Who oversees military spending, and how does something like this get approved?
edit on 10-9-2010 by captainbitter because: (no reason given)