The NYT and LAT are both reporting (but LAT has the details) about Regan’s bigotted tirade, which Rupert has used as an excuse to completely cut the wires tying Newscorp to OJ. Now, this was a firing offense, no doubt, but it’s a suspiciously convenient time. One wonders how many such tirades went before, ignored because this foul hag was bringing in money.
In its account of the conversation between Regan and HarperCollins attorney Mark Jackson, News Corp. said Regan had declared that Friedman and Executive Editor David Hirshey, along with literary agent Esther Newberg, “constitute a Jewish cabal against her.”
Regan also complained, according to the account, that Friedman had not given her enough support during the recent controversy over the aborted O.J. Simpson book and TV deal she had promoted, saying: “Of all people, the Jews should know about ganging up, finding common enemies and telling the big lie.”