Vincent Bugliosi is a respected former prosecutor who convicted Charles Manson in 1971. His newest bestselling book is “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” making the case that Bush should be held “criminally responsible” for the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The media, however, have responded with a virtual blackout:
His publisher and publicist said they had expected that Mr. Bugliosi’s credentials would ensure coverage — he is, after all, fairly mainstream. His last book, a 1,612-page volume on the Kennedy assassination, “Reclaiming History,” which was published last year, sought to debunk the conspiracy theorists. It is being made into a 10-hour miniseries by HBO and the actor Tom Hanks.
Mr. Bugliosi said bookers for cable television, where he has made regular appearances to promote books, have ignored his latest offering. MSNBC and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” were two outlets Mr. Bugliosi had thought would show interest, but neither did.
The New York Times reports that ABC Radio also refused to accept an ad for the book during the Don Imus show.