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Friday, November 30, 2007
Who, Exactly, Published Willey's Book?
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Kathleen Willey's book "Target" was published by World Ahead Publishing; early books, at least, have the World Ahead logo on its spine, and the World Ahead website page for the book describes it as being published by "World Ahead Media," as opposed to the WND Books imprint -- a partnership with World Ahead (Aaron Klein's book, for instance, is described on the World Ahead website as being published by WND Books). Early WND articles promoting Willey's book described it as being published "by World Ahead Publishing, WND Books' partner."

This is why we found it strange that two recent WND articles, on Nov. 27 and Nov. 30, described Willey's book as being "published by WND Books, an imprint of World Ahead Publishing."

Further, in an interview on Pacifica Radio's "Midweek Politics," Willey said: "As far as WorldNetDaily is concerned, I don't have a problem with what they have published in the past. You know, they gave me the opportunity to write my book."

What happened? Did World Ahead decide it no longer wanted its name to be sullied by this book, given its factual inaccuracies and Willey's credibility problems, and would rather that WND take responsibility for it? After all, WND has been the book's biggest promoter.

This also raises the question of just where the line is between WND and World Ahead. Is it so meaningless that a book can be arbitrarily moved from one imprint to another just a month after it was published? It seems that WND and World Ahead need to publicly explain just how their partnership works.

UPDATE: We heard from "Midweek Politics" host David Pakman, who tells us the page proper for Willey's interview is here

Posted by Terry K. at 2:46 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, December 2, 2007 10:41 AM EST

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