The Corner

Systematic Silencing

MSM is still ignoring the Alms for Jihad story, but the New York Sun has an excellent story out today. An excerpt:

A professor at Emory University, who won a libel suit in Britain brought against her and Penguin, Deborah Lipstadt, likewise told The New York Sun that this action by Cambridge University Press was a “frightening development.” She said that it seemed to her that the Saudis were “systematically, case by case, book by book” challenging anything critical of them or anything that linked them to terrorism. She said that she could not think of any publisher that would now accept a manuscript critical of the Saudis. “This affects not only authors but readers,” she said, adding that “ideas are being chased out of the marketplace.”

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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