‘If a smear falls in the forest’: NYTs reporters’ discredited hit job on Kavanaugh shaping up to be ‘one of the most epic bombs in political publishing’
The wheels started coming off the New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly’s credibility even before their book on Brett Kavanaugh hit store shelves. Repeated examples of journalistic malpractice and flat-out bias might have something to do with the book’s performance — or lack thereof:
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) October 4, 2019
Ouch! More from the Washington Examiner:
Expected to sell at least 10,000-12,000 in the first two weeks and propel The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation onto the newspaper’s bestseller hardcover list, it has sold about a third of that in the first two weeks.
A publishing source provided the latest BookScan numbers, which can account for about 80% of sales. That number is 3,120. “If you add in ebooks — they may have sold a total of 4,000. That’s one of the most epic bombs in political publishing over the past decade,” said the source.
The book-buying public must be losing its appetite for fiction.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 4, 2019
And that would be correct:
"By comparison, another Kavanaugh book, #JusticeOnTrial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, which details the Democratic war on the Trump nominee, has sold 60,000 books and a total of 100,000 copies since its July 9 debut." @MZHemingway @JCNSeverino https://t.co/DtpXpHnZtC
— Regnery Publishing (@Regnery) October 4, 2019
Another attempted hit on Kavanaugh goes down the drain.
If a smear falls in the forest https://t.co/r7TCluVE9Z
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 4, 2019
Perhaps the NYT and WP will now deign to recognize the existence of, much less review, a book on the subject which is not only better-reported but an actual best-seller? @MZHemingway https://t.co/qaXjhbM132
— Jeremy Senderowicz (@jsende) October 4, 2019
Guess Americans are no longer buying this garbage from the Left. https://t.co/s1pwSP32Wa
— jason manning (@tastic47) October 4, 2019
The education of biased activists: https://t.co/5sotSReyjW
— Michael Cassis (@triadaxiom) October 4, 2019
And the NYT will still find some creative way to list it as a best seller. https://t.co/qvSWvZcmdG
— Rolf Hartmann (@Rolf_Hartmann) October 4, 2019