Shut Up by Talk

Tina yanks a book on the private lives of Bill's foes

By Pointing fingers is risky--there's always the danger you'll poke yourself in the eye. That's what happened last week to Talk Miramax Books and its celebrity editor, Tina Brown, when pesky Internet muckraker Matt Drudge got his hands on a draft of one of the company's titles. Written by investigative reporter John Connolly and tentatively called The Insane Clown Posse, the book proposed to turn the tables on President Clinton's impeachment accusers, from Ken Starr and his staff to several anti-Clinton journalists, by exposing their secrets. The results, though, appear to exemplify the politics of personal destruction that Clinton's defenders have...

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