[back] The FRANKLIN SCANDAL by Nick Bryant Book banning
“They” Don’t Burn Books Today, They Just Ignore Them…
We need your help to bust through the mainstream media blockade.
Many before us have tried to break the news about the Franklin Scandal, a terrible tale, the subject of an “underground” best-seller, and a television documentary that was yanked just before it was to air. The Franklin Scandal is all over the Internet, yet mainstream media will not touch the story. Innocent children are devastated, nothing is done and our republic is being corrupted because some of those in power are compromised.
Almost seven years ago, when assigned to do something “dark” for a major New York magazine, journalist Nick Bryant stumbled across the Franklin Scandal, wrote an article and, well … nobody would print it, and we mean nobody. All had a chance, but no one would. Nick, a successful and respected free-lance writer, represented by the William Morris Agency, could not find any publishing house that would support this probe.
Any real official inquiry halted in 1990 with an exploding plane that killed investigator Gary Caradori and his 9-year-old son, A.J.
Nearly three years ago, Nick joined forces with TrineDay to complete his investigation. We are in the homestretch, and the book is coming out in May 2009. Now, all we have before us is what no one else has been able to do: break the real story of the Franklin Scandal in the mainstream media, prompt an honest discussion, a true official investigation, and some justice for the victims and consequences for the perpetrators.
TrineDay has been told over and over by the “big boys” that because we do not have the funds to do a print run of 20,000 units and spend at least $20,000 on promotion, our books aren’t “real” books. We have also been told that unless our title is in hardcover, there are those who do not consider it a real book, and it is not worthy of their review or even notice—no matter what it reveals.
We have brought too many amazing scandals to print, only to see the mainstream media bury them, by simply behaving as if our book and the uncovered corruption do not exist. For this very important exposé, TrineDay is asking for your help to jump through “their” hoops, land on our feet and say, OK, let’s talk! To do this TrineDay needs to pre-sell just 3,000 copies. This is not a large number, over time we sell between ten and thirty thousand copies of a strong title. This can be done!
With your help (less than $30, and you do get a great book in April/May) all of us together can create change. A different, from-the-ground-up approach, instead of the current top-down model, where those with the most money dictate our public discourse and civic focus.
If this works for us, it can work for others and, maybe, we the people can garner voices that will cut through the mainstream media maelstrom.
I am the son of a recalcitrant CIA officer, who quit in 1959 because of his awareness of illegal goings-on. In 1969 he began to tell me things I didn’t understand. This led to years of research that confirmed what my Dad had told me. Then, when no one would publish a friend’s book about CIA misdeeds, I helped him, and in 2002 started TrineDay on a shoestring. TrineDay has since published over 20 suppressed works, and with your help, we’ll make some big noise with this one!