Al Gore, Donald Graham, and David Ignatius signed letter flogging Marty Peretz fund
(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --
...Jamie Gorelick, a politically-wired former dep'y attorney general who now works at a big DC law firm on the BP account, sent out the email I republish below the jump back on July 23, soliciting funds for that Marty Peretz research fund at Harvard. "Several of us have gotten together to collect the initial funds to jumpstart the effort," the note says. It is signed by some well-known folks:
With thanks and best wishes for a wonderful summer,At least one of these people has said that while he is a friend of Peretz's, he did not give his permission to have his name used in a fundraising letter. I asked Gorelick about the signatories and she indicated that a draft of the note was circulated and everyone who was on the letter wanted to be on the letter.
Bill Ackman, Michael Alter, Linc Caplan, Gerry Cardinale, Susan Carney, Jim Cramer, Alan Dershowitz, EJ Dionne, John Driscoll, Daniel Dusek, Dan Ertel, Joe Finder, Frank Foer, Donald Gogel, Russell Goldsmith, Al Gore, Jamie Gorelick, Larry Grafstein, Don Graham, Marc Granetz, Amy Gutmann, Glenn Hutchins, David Ignatius, Janno Lieber, Donal Logue, Charles Nesson, Fern Nesson, Rob Oden, Steve Pinker, Lisbet Rausing, Henry Rosovsky, Nitza Rosovsky, Abigail Thernstrom, Stephan Thernstrom, Craig Turk, Sherry Turkle, Judith Walzer, Michael Walzer, Rich Waldhorn, Leon Wieseltier, Tom Williamson, Juan Carlos Zarate, Leonard Zax, Edward Zwick, and Jesse Zwick
So how many of these folks have distanced themselves from Peretz's bile? What about Al Gore, did he say anything re Peretz? Or Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post? David Ignatius of the Post? Ed Zwick the film producer? Or does all this just wash away?...MORE...LINK