Another Book Scooped

The contents of the upcoming book, Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction by author David Kuo, have been revealed by the media prior to publication.

Well, it’s happened again! Yet another book has been scooped by the media this week: Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction.

CBS’s 60 Minutes was supposed to have an exclusive first look at the revelations of author David Kuo’s book this Sunday night, timed perfectly for the book’s sale to begin everywhere on Monday.

Despite the embargo, an MSNBC producer for the show, “Countdown,” was able to buy a copy of the conservative Christian’s book blasting Bush in a Manhattan bookstore. Keith Olbermann then read excerpts of the book on air staring last Wednesday, even posting the excerpts in his online transcripts along with the video of the show.

The publisher, The Free Press/Simon & Schuster, got the quoted excerpts removed from the transcript (but not the video), which now reads:

“At request of the publisher, MSNBC has temporarily removed the portions of Wednesday’s Countdown transcript that quote directly from David Kuo’s new book, “Tempting Faith.”    We will restore the full transcript once the book is more widely published.”  Read the full transcript here.

Copyright 2006 by Barbara Doyen. All rights reserved.

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