There have been many books whose title I have found to be humorous but a book that has just come out has me rolling in the aisles. The book is from serial liar Brian Stelter of CNN and it is titled, “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth”. First of all what hoaxes are they talking about? Was it the Russian collusion hoax. The Ukrainian quid pro quo deal hoax? The calling of US soldiers losers hoax?
One thing most of these hoaxes have in common is Brian Stelter. There has never been a hoax against President Trump that Stelter has not jumped on the bandwagon for. There has never been a lie so big that Stelter refused to tell it. The only thing that is not big about Stelter is his audience. That gets smaller by the day, week, and month.
Since January 1st of this year, Stelter’s ratings have dropped by 72%. His father’s day special edition drew just 656,000 viewers and he has not had a show draw 1 million viewers for 12 weeks in a row. But, the Fox show, Media Buzz consistently gets more than a million viewers which runs at the same time as Stelter’s Reliable Sources.
Ironically, Media Buzz is hosted by Howard Kurtz. He was the host of Reliable Sources before Stelter was given the show.
It’s why when Stelter went on C-Span to promote his book, he was met by angry callers who called him and CNN liars in one of the most hilarious takedowns ever:
Stelter even got ripped apart by Joe Rogan for his sycophantic coverage particularly his recent interview of Jen Psaki in which he asked her to tell him what the media got wrong in questioning the Biden team. “Everybody knows they’re not real. They’re not real humans,’ Rogan said of Stelter and Don Lemon. Rogan said he believed they were being told what to do to some extent.
Now Stelter is getting hit again with the news about his book.
Stelter originally released the book in August 2020 but just released an updated version this month with more chapters including on the Capitol Riot and the rise of other conservative media outlets. He’s been out vigorously promoting it, all over CNN, on C-Span, and even MSNBC. He even had a big launch party for the book.
Book sales have been ridiculous. In the first week, it sold 1,738 copies, ranking it at the 4007th most popular book, far behind even children’s books.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) June 24, 2021
Probably about 1500 of the 1700 sold of Stelter's book were purchased by CNN. 😉 https://t.co/HMqxbCpV0o
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) June 24, 2021
Things that sell better than Brian’s book? Icicles in the Arctic, sand in the Sahara, a proctologist named Dr. Hook and teleprompters for Joe Biden.