Publisher Fights Lefty Bias in Kids' Lit

Is this rabbit a communist?
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2007 8:34 PM CDT
Publisher Fights Lefty Bias in Kids' Lit
Peter Rabbit, Socialist propagandist?   (KRT Photos)

A California publishing exec is doing his darnedest to combat the insidious leftward tilt of most children's books. Fed up with gay penguins and anti-business Loraxes, Eric Jackson started his own publishing house. His first release, "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!"—about a kids' lemonaid stand taxed out of business—was a surprise hit.

Jackson next plans to target global warming. The problem is that the environmentalists have all those cuddly animals on their side. "I'm thinking we put the polar bear in a business suit," Jackson muses. "Maybe he's taking a limo to work on Wall Street." Jackson is a former PayPal exec. (More Eric Jackson stories.)

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