August 13, 2007

HECK, THAT BARELY COVERS HIS HAIRSTYLING EXPENSES...:

Edwards daughter received Murdoch money (Ben Smith, Aug 12, 2007, Politico)

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards recently defended taking a lucrative book contract from a publisher controlled by Rupert Murdoch -- whose News Corp. empire Edwards has sharply criticized -- by insisting that “every dime” of his $500,000 advance went to charity.

Left unmentioned by Edwards, however, was that Murdoch’s HarperCollins paid portions of a $300,000 expense budget for the book to Edwards’s daughter and to a senior political aide, Jonathan Prince.


Charity does begin at home, apparently.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 13, 2007 10:40 AM
Comments

I have some experience in book publishing, and the $300K for expenses strikes me as highly unusual.

Posted by: PapayaSF at August 13, 2007 12:58 PM

Wow. There really are two Americas! One for the rich and one for the rest of us.

Posted by: erp at August 13, 2007 3:33 PM

Mr. Edwards's daughter was hurting for money? She couldn't afford a winter coat?

Posted by: AC at August 13, 2007 5:26 PM
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