Now BW's Eamon Javers Can Read Minds

January 21, 2006  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

In his latest "news analysis," Business Week's Eamon Javers concludes, "The money didn't influence his [my] writing, he adds. His syndicate, Scripps Howard, felt differently. On Jan. 13 it canceled Fumento's weekly column."

So now Javers is telling us what went inside the minds of the people at Scripps Howard. Perhaps he's mastered the Vulcan mind meld. Scripps Howard canceled my column without even consulting me. They did so because they didn't want to risk bad publicity -- a rather straightforward explanation -- NOT because they felt that a book grant to my my think tank from 1999 influenced a column I began writing for Scripps in 2003, or specifically one that appeared in 2006. But as I wrote earlier, Javers just makes it up as he goes along.