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Stephen Manning’s Continuing Lie on Peacebringer’s blog about Diggory Press and the Nielsens Book Data memo

On Peacebringer’s blog, Stephen T Manning of Checkpoint Press, Ireland, has continued to lie about, bully and harass some of his victims.

On the 15th March 2010, ‘Dr’ Manning, posting in the name of ‘For The Record’ says in order to continue to discredit Rosalind Franklin and her publishing company Diggory Press Ltd: (you can click on this image to enlarge it)

Stephen T Manning is basically pulling out of his hat one of his old (long discredited lies) concerning the Nielsens Book Data memo, the memo from May 2007 which is posted in its entirety at this link: memo, and indeed he’s even added some new lies of his into the mix about this same memo.

Before we got into the newest lies about the memo posted at Peacebringer’s, it is important to examine the old lies, and the reasons for Manning’s old lies about the memo. You might want to take a few minutes to read the memo for yourself, if you have not already, as it makes interesting reading. The Nielsens book data memo was very important, because it contained essential information that any seeker of the truth could read, use and access to verify who was telling the truth; Stephen Manning/Checkpoint Press or Rosalind Franklin/Diggory Press. And even more importantly, it was verifiable information from a key authority and neutral third party witness.

Stephen T Manning, of course, knew the memo’s importance, he also knew if authors did check out the facts for themselves and contacted Nielsens as Diggory Press suggested he would be found out and thoroughly exposed for the liar he really was. So Manning’s only way out was to throw up a complete smokescreen – a red herring – a new lie. This new lie was simple. Not to answer or rebuff any of the actual points of fact within the memo, but to completely misdirect people with a new lie and claim that the memo was a ‘forgery’. Manning said the memo pretended to be authored by Nielsens and yet was not authored by Nielsens, so was therefore ‘a devious fabrication’ of Rosalind Franklin’s. Yet nobody apart from Manning had ever claimed that the memo originated within Nielsen’s: it was actually a memo written by Diggory Press Ltd that was requested by a member of Nielsen’s staff for Nielsen’s staff, containing salient information on the Manning “campaign” to circulate so they could more adequately answer any queries on it.

The memo was first sent to Nielsens on the 4th May 2007, and later that same evening, Diggory Press posted the memo onto the books and tales forum at this link. The memo must be read in its context for what had already been said by Diggory Press immediately preceding it being posted, and what was said just after it. This comment below, for example, from Diggory Press immediately preceded the memo – so in this post Diggory Press is telling any concerned authors to contact the UK isbn agency, an independent witness, and ask them point by point whether there was any truth to Manning’s claims about the isbn agency investigating Diggory Press for dirty dealing etc –

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 8:25 pm

“Mr Manning has gone too far, getting so carried away by revelling in his malicious glee at this smear campaign that he has shot himself in the foot. He has told a big whopping lie that can be shown to be exactly that… a lie. Yes, I challenge each and every author who still doubts us to phone Nielsens on the phone number Mr Manning has so kindly supplied here and ask them if there is any truth to these claims OR if these wild claims are even technically possible. For those authors who do not want to make the phone call I am attaching the memo to the end of this posting that is doing the rounds at Nielsens’ regarding these vicious claims. NIELSENS ARE A CREDIBLE INDEPENDENT WITNESS. For the record, the only complaint Nielsens have ever recieved re Diggory or its imprints has been ONE from Mr Manning and it has not been given any credence by them, as it is ‘utterly groundless’ with ample evidence to the contrary as well as of course, being technically impossible. Nielsen’s also indicate Mr Manning and Checkpoint’s incompetence in not following the correct publishing procedure and thus indicate the only ‘abuse’ of the isbn system or the not following it to the letter with the breech of isbn protocols has been done by Manning himself! The only correct thing he ever did with Nielsens was cancelling the title which they would have done at any time for him, and is no reflection of their view of Diggory Press, they just do what the publisher tells them.

Hate to say ‘we told you so,’ but we did tell you so….

THESE LIES PROVE THAT ‘STEPHEN MANNING PHD’ as well as being incompetent IS A BLATANT LIAR, and that we are TELLING THE TRUTH…’

The Nielsen’s Book Data memo is then posted in full underneath this comment in a new post. These two posts NEVER claimed the memo to be originating at Nielsens Book Data. And in fact Diggory Press makes even clearer the authorship and purpose of the memo a few posts on.

Stephen Manning, however, in order to turn attention from the vital truth the memo contained, and to divert people from contacting the very people that would show his lies up for what they were, lied about this and threw up a smokescreen by saying Rosalind Franklin of Diggory Press was claiming Nielsens had written it. On May 08 2007 he says at the books and tales site:

“… So it can now be stated categorically for the record that the supposed ‘memo’ above, represented by Ms. Franklin as being an internal commentary within Neilsens, is yet another devious fabrication.””

On May 12 2007, Diggory Press said in response to this comment:

“… we are being fully open, and readily inviting everyone to go and check out the facts for themselves. If we had anything to hide we would NOT be calling Manning’s bluff and asking authors to check out the facts for themselves. We are frustrated beyond belief that an ‘unbiased’ author forum that is supposed to know a little bit about publishing does not know, or will not admit to, the very fundamental fact that no publisher can steal another publisher’s isbn as Manning keeps wrongly insisting we have done, among the many other wild and impossible things he claims.

As we have stated before we encourage all authors who doubt us to contact Nielsens direct to see who the deceptive one truly is. I invite one unbiased person who Cleaa is happy to verify is not us or Manning, to phone up Nielsens and ask them to confirm all the points made in the memo and then post their findings on here. Nielsens will confirm every single fact we have posted and thus Mr Manning’s story will be thoroughly discredited.

For the record, the Nielsens’ memo posted on here is not ‘contrived’ – neither was is ‘unsolicited’ – this detailed statement for Nielsens management was requested from us from a staff member of Nielsens on Friday 4th May, and it was sent by us that same day. It was requested by Nielsens in order that it can be circulated internally in its entirety (as a memo) so staff are fully aware of the lies about us being currently peddled by Mr Manning, and are equipped with the full facts if any author does phone in. Before the memo was written, all the factual points re Nielsens were thoroughly verified and checked and cross-checked with all the Nielsens data on their systems and agreed by them. However, we did not claim that Nielsens were the author of the memo – what we rightly said was that it was a memo doing the rounds at Nielsens and the facts could and would be verified to anyone calling in enquiring about them.”

So Diggory Press restated what they had said before about the origins and purpose of this memo, restated what they had not claimed about it, and also made clear its authorship. Diggory Press repeated in several other posts on the same website that they were the author of the memo, and repeated they had never denied being the memo’s author. Yet for all that, Manning continued to bluster and misdirect people, and continued to claim Rosalind had lied.

Now, in March 2010 almost three years on from this, Manning goes back and repeats the lie about the memo being false, even though HE KNOWS THIS IS NOT TRUE. He then falsely claims that “Mrs Franklin has long and often claimed … [it] originated at Nielsens” yet it can be seen she or diggory press did not claim this once, let alone claimed this “long and often”, and actually have clearly and explicitly said the opposite. It is yet another creative invention of Manning’s to say that Rosalind Franklin presented the memo in the way alluded to in the court, as someone who has seen the court papers and read the court transcripts can verify – Rosalind did no such thing. Manning is the proven liar here – yet again – as the court papers and court records prove.

Manning then alludes to a supposed recent email to him on the matter from the CEO of Nielsens. I have no way of knowing if this email alluded to is genuine yet nor been able to verfiy who it’s really from, nor do I know what has been edited out of it or what question/s it was responding to if it is actually genuine. Manning is already proven to have lied about Nielsens many times before already, as well as falsified evidence and perjured himself in court and misrepresented screenshots of websites out of context in his rogue’s gallery saying they said something they never did, so it would not be surprising to see similar tactics again emanating from him.  Even if the quote is genuine, it seems most likely Manning sent the CEO a falsified web-link or a fake screenshot, as the link quoted by the ‘CEO’ in this ’email’ is not to the genuine memo as it was posted at Books and Tales, and/or then Manning presented with this false ‘evidence’ the same old lie that Rosalind Franklin/Diggory Press had said the memo quoted originated at Nielsens which she never in fact had.

It’s also very interesting that Manning does NOT post the facts from the CEO that Diggory Press never claimed to be the publisher of his book, isn’t it, or all the other debunking Nielsens could do of his various claims? Of course he doesn’t, as that would should him up as the liar and extortionist he is.

Even if what is quoted is a genuine quote, all it tells us is that should there has been any representation on the internet or elsewhere that the memo or its contents were approved or originated by Nielsen, as purported by Manning in the screenshot/web-link shown the CEO along with Manning’s misinformation, this claim would be misleading. Which we know already, but we know also that it never happened. But we do know for a fact who is continuing to misrepresent the facts for his own twisted ends and who says it did happen. And that is the evil liar, ‘Dr’ S T Manning.

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