By Edward Nawotka
Today’s lead story discusses Barry Eisler’s effort to recruit the liberal media to help sell his novel Inside Out, a book that is heavily critical of America’s use of torture in the war on terror. So, why hasn’t someone done this before? Is it because thriller writing is largely the domain of political conservatives, folks with a win-at-all-costs attitude? Is it that peaceable liberal politics just doesn’t make for highly charged, action-oriented fiction? Yes, I’m oversimplifying and generalizing, but it begs the question: Why hasn’t the liberal media — whether it’s Keith Olberman or Bill Maher or Rachel Maddow — been used by authors and the publishing industry to push left-leaning books? Why haven’t left-leaning authors gotten more aggressively into the media space?
Read our story and let us know what you think in the comments…and keep it clean, people.