Saturday, December 20, 2008

Great news!... McClatchy to publish "collector's edition" Obama book

McClatchy is hard at work on a collector's edition book on Barack Obama to be published just after the inauguration, and the company is offering a special deal to subscribers. Here are some excerpts from the exciting announcement:

A New Book from McClatchy Newspapers

The story of Barack Obama's journey to the presidency. This 144-page, hard-cover, full-color book collects the best writing and photographs from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and its 30 newspapers. It presents one of the most compelling portraits ever of this unprecedented election.

Reserve your copy today! (Book cover shown at left is prototype only; cover will likely change.)

The book's title comes from Obama's speech on race given in Philadelphia:

"I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible."

About the book:

  • Contains 144 pages and measures a large 9 ¾ x 11 ½
    inches, hard-cover with dust jacket, and full-color throughout.

  • Coverage begins before the primaries, looks at the
    presidential debates and key issues, and includes the Inauguration in January.

  • Includes all 30 newspapers' front pages from the day
    following the election in an extraordinary gallery.

  • Features McClatchy's best news-writing, analysis and commentary, plus hundreds of vivid photographs.

Kansas City Star newspaper subscribers save $5 off the regular $27.95 price. A leatherbound collector's version also is available!

Your credit card will not be charged until your book ships. Books will ship the last week of January. Because this is a pre-order, you will need to provide your shipping and billing information and complete your order before shopping for our in-stock items. Thank you!

Hard-cover version *Kansas City Star Subscriber Price: $22.95 Retail Price: $27.95

This outstanding book will fit in with the Obama posters and Obama mugs McClatchy is selling, too. (Funny, I don't remember McClatchy selling Bush books and posters and mugs in 2000 and 2004.) I know alot of you thought McClatchy was about Speaking Truth to Power and reporting the news and all that. No: McClatchy has positioned itself into a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Hat tip: comments



Anonymous said...

The search for someone to write the perfect ‘Forward’ or ‘Truth deflector’ as it were, for McClatchy’s continued fantasy saga publishing.
Possible candidate remarks:
Dynamite LAyers: I can’t write properly when there is something ugly under my feet, and that song, “Bombs bursting in air,” really we went over that in the weather meeting.

Rev. Obnoxious Wrong: I am busy gathering eggs from the ‘Roost’ in Tinley Park. “God Bless America? No, No, No.” Did I already use that line already? G-Damn good showmanship if you ask me.

Fodder Plaguer: I am writing my Sunday shock and awe sermon at the moment. South Chicago needs more hate-filled rhetoric, my best skill.

Honda Jokeman: Have I used the slur, “A tranny with a wide stance” yet? I’ll need time to visit the gutter for fresh material.

To be continued…

Anonymous said...

Another good candidate to write the forward is DC Bureau chief John Walcott. I wrote about one of his top moments of the campaign here.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the posting. What a great gift idea! I'll be ordering one for each of my family members and close friends. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

‘Forward’ candidates continued:

McHatchy bureau chief Pawn Ballcaught: Counting Biden gaffes is a full time job, and I am on a deadline, where was I? Two tuna sandwiches, three organic bean sprout wraps, four lattes…..

Anonymous said...

...So, 6:42....You're only buying one ?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I' m planning on buying several.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should use your unemployment check for something you can eat not just wipe with.

Anonymous said...

Yeah they should've done a Bush book. Middle aged white guy elected President of the United States. That ever happened before?

Anonymous said...

9:54 Hate to disappoint you but I happen to be employed. I am thrilled that Obama will be our President, if for no other reason than to make your life miserable for next 4 years. It must be awful to wake up every day and be such a bitter person.

Anonymous said...

Now I'm REALLY glad they laid me off. I don't want to be associated with a biased news reporting agency.(notice I didn't say left wing liberal).
Can you order the book on the McClatchy web site? Do you search for shameless commerce department?

Anonymous said...

Knee pad journalism at its finest.

Anonymous said...

...Obama has found his 'Monica', the fawning adoration, the whorelike behaviour; it's all there in abundance. Only her name is McClatchy.

Anonymous said...

I'll get one, but why pay full price when you can get them at the MCT going out of business sale for 50% off!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Funny, I don't remember McClatchy selling Bush books and posters and mugs in 2000 and 2004.

Hmmmm, you seem to have a hard time grasping the fact that Obama's election was a historic moment for this country.

You're right, McClatchy didn't sell any Bush books in 2000 and 2004.

What was historic about his election? Oh yeah, now I remember.
He stole it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, but I will be waiting for the final chapter. I just love white gloved Marines and Horses.

Anonymous said...

What is historic about Obama's election? His race? I thought he was the post-racial candidate. Don't tell me all of you warm and fuzzes voted for him because he is black.

Surely not his stand on issues. No one knows what he stands for except "change and hope". Our once honorable journalists were too blinded by their own prejudices to bother to investigate. It was easier to advocate than question.

We can't look at his past associations because that would be, like, racist or something. We can't judge by his experience because he has none.

So what is historic about Obama?

Anonymous said...

This is great. If you trade in roughly twenty-seven shares of McClatchy stock you can have enough money to buy the book. I wonder if there is a connection to the stock price, loss of subscribers, and fawning over Obama. This is a sad story, a newspaper traded in for a book.

Anonymous said...

You know, the further these people drift from even attempting to appear as a legitimate news agency, the more I have to believe that they have some sort of bail out deal set up with Obama. Who thinks McClatchy will be the new Pravda?

DaveG said...
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Kevin Gregory said...

Previous comment deleted for violating the rules. Now play nice.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I missed it.

Anonymous said...

Dec20, 10:22 said..."What is historic about Obama's election? His race? I thought he was the post-racial candidate. Don't tell me all of you warm and fuzzes voted for him because he is black."

I thought he was the "racial poster boy candidate".

OK I'll say it...I'm glad they laid me off as I don't want to be associated with a liberal left wing VERY biased news reporting agency.

Anonymous said...

These self anointed, “thirty front pages of history” collector’s editions are nothing but profit schemes that usually fail in making any real profit. McClatchy managers don’t factor in true production costs, since the depts. recruited to aid in production don’t charge back time, for the allocated resources.

They just calculate the outside cost of publication and distribution, sell a handful of copies, claim success, while middle-managers have to explain their over budget cost.

Anonymous said...

Little do you know we're going to have a KFC centerfold in there and make a killing.

Anonymous said...

After all, Newspapers have never before been know to publish books about newsworthy topics or events:

Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001

Four Days in November: The Original Coverage of the John F. Kennedy Assassination

Israel: The Historical Atlas - The Story of Israel - From Ancient Times to the Modern Nation

Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

How Race Is Lived in America: Pulling Together, Pulling Apart

The New York Times: A Nation Challenged, Young Reader's Edition

A Time of Our Choosing: America's War in Iraq