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Remember a few weeks ago, when the New York Times ran what was basically a hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh? The authors, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, presumably thought the piece would be great publicity for their new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.”
Then they were caught in a bunch of lies and their new “bombshell” allegation against Kavanaugh turned out to be another unsubstantiated nothingburger.
Now, the book is being called “one of the most epic bombs in political publishing over the past decade.”
“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,” the Washington Examiner reported Friday.
The book has sold maybe 4,000 copies, including ebooks, and sits at approximately No. 7,000 on Amazon’s bestseller list.
Another book on Kavanaugh has fared much better:
The Examiner reported that “Justice on Trial: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. It was written by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino and published by Regnery.”
That book is currently No. 1,415 on Amazon months after its release.
There’s something heartening in the fact that the book detailing the Democrat’s anti-Kavanaugh crusade has sold significantly better than the anti-Kavanaugh book.