A CONSERVATIVE FAKING credentials on a book jacket is worth a mention. It’s especially true when the title of his book is “The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas.”
An author is customarily shown the book jacket before publication, especially if there is biographical text on it, so he or she can approve it. In fact, it’s an author’s responsibility to engage on the book jacket. I’ve been there and know first hand.
Oh, the irony that Goldberg was caught cheating and hyping he’d been nominated for not one but two Pulitzers. It’s not that hard to get nominated, but still, these facts matter.
MSNBC’s investigative reporter Bill Dedman reported the gaffe, calling Goldberg out, as well as his publisher Penguin Group (USA). As Dedman reports, it’s not the first time Goldberg has been caught padding his importance.