Media outlets left out key information about the conservative author of new anti-Clinton book
In highlighting author Candice E. Jackson and her recent book attacking Bill and Hillary Clinton, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, The Washington Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review omitted two key facts: 1) according to the book jacket , Jackson wrote the book as "a wakeup call to stop Hillary Clinton from ever getting back into the White House"; and 2) Jackson is a former staffer of a conservative legal organization best known for its numerous lawsuits  against the Clinton administration.
In profiling Jackson's Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine , published by conservative imprint World Ahead Publishing and praised by right-wing pundits David Horowitz  and Lucianne Goldberg , the conservative news website CNSNews.com reported  that "Jackson admits that one of her goals it [sic] to prevent Sen. Hillary Clinton [D-NY] from being elected president in 2008. ... 'We have let the Clintons go to the White House once and I think this is a serious enough abuse issue to prevent them from going there again,' Jackson said."
Jackson worked  for the California office of Judicial Watch, a conservative legal organization founded by Larry Klayman that "peppered the Clinton administration with no fewer than 18 lawsuits." [The Washington Post, 5/30/1998 ]
Here's how reporting on the Jackson book from The Washington Times, the Tribune-Review, and Scarborough stacked up:
- The Times failed to mention either Jackson's motivation for writing the book or her prior affiliation with Judicial Watch, even though it excerpted a CNSNews.com report  that included both pieces of information. [6/1/05 ]
- Scarborough did not identify Jackson as a former Judicial Watch staffer, nor did he mention her motivation, though his guest, Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century founder Dave Pollak, pointed out that "the flap of the book " says that "it's a wakeup call to stop Hillary Clinton from ever getting back into the White House." [MSNBC's Scarborough Country, 5/16/05]
- In recommending the book "to browse at the shore this summer" in the May 22 edition of its "Whispers" column, the Tribune-Review failed to mention Jackson's stated motivation to block a potential presidential bid by the former first lady. The Tribune-Review stated that "Jackson once worked for Judicial Watch," but described it only as "a Washington-based public interest law firm." Further, the article did not mention that Judicial Watch has received more than $7.7 million  from foundations controlled by Richard Mellon Scaife , the billionaire right-wing financier who owns the Tribune-Review and who also paid for the controversial anti-Clinton Arkansas Project .[5/22/05 ]