Regan Attacks Newser Founder

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2008 4:32 PM CST
Michael Wolff, founder of Newser and author of the Rupert Murdoch biography, "The Man Who Owns the News."   (Newser)
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(Newser) – Judith Regan is ready to take her rage to court, Rush & Molloy write in the New York Daily News. The former Harper Collins publisher says Newser founder Michael Wolff crossed the line by calling her "reviled" and "unemployable" in his book, The Man Who Owns the News, which also mentions a claim she was anti-Semitic. "I'm going to sue him personally, so he'll have to spend his own money," Regan said.

Wolff asked Regan to dish before he wrote the book about Rupert Murdoch, who owns Harper Collins, but she refused. Wolff's past profiles of her and his comment that the two "almost got involved" may have played a role. "He's a repulsive specimen," Regan once said. Says Wolff: "I have portrayed her as a figure of acumen and originality—albeit with a tendency to go off the deep end."