OK, one more …
This one is simply stunning:
HarperCollins, one of the world’s largest publishing houses, sells English-language atlases to schools in the Middle East that omit Israel.
Collins Middle East Atlases show Jordan and Syria extending to the Mediterranean but do mark the position of the West Bank.
When confronted about this non-factual depiction of the region?
However, Collins Bartholomew, the subsidiary of HarperCollins that specialises in maps, said that including Israel would have been “unacceptable” to their customers in the Gulf and the amendment incorporated “local preferences”.
So, they sold out. They published a lie for money and tried to cloak it in something called “local preference”, which apparently trumps the truth.
What does that say you should keep in mind when buying anything from HarperCollins or its subsidiaries? That they will lie in a New York minute if they think it will enhance sales. Hence, anything they publish that is supposedly fact based should be viewed as suspect at the very least. Or you could simply avoid buying anything from them under the assumption that if they’re willing to incorporate “local preferences” into their “work”, that their work isn’t worth a bucket of warm spit.