The New York Times Book on Brett Kavanaugh is Getting Clobbered by its Fox Rival Championing 'Justice'

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP)

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP)



So how’s the recently-released book on much-hated/much-loved Brett Kavanaugh doing?

Firstly, there appears to be some missing information, as observed by Fox News:

The…book, titled The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, faced a bumpy road at the outset as its authors faced criticism for not including what many saw as critical information about a sexual misconduct allegation they relayed in an excerpt published by The New York Times.

As for the sales report, well, it ain’t so good:

(NYT) writers Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly saw just over 2,000 copies sold in the week it debuted mid-September, market research data revealed. The data came from the NPD Group’s BookScan tracker, which covers about 80 percent to 85 percent of print sales.

The slump might certainly be attributed to the public’s hopes to never, ever hear about the hubbub again, given the climax of madness during Brett’s confirmation hearings (here and here).

Somehow, certain groups reached the fever pitch of insisting that all women should always be believed in all circumstances about all things. The hysteria even came with nonsensical phrases such as “Believe All Victims”: Of course, victims should be believed; but you first must determine whether they’re victims. Therefore, investigation must precede surety.


But not in that moment of madness.

So are the no-good numbers due to disinterest? Not if another book is any indication — one that was, incidentally, written by Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino.

Justice on Trial has trounced the other Brettfest:

In the first week after publishing Justice on Trial, the book saw more than 17,000 book sales and it eventually reached multiple bestseller lists. Justice on Trial sales slowly declined to roughly 1,700  around the time The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation was released. But by the second week of publication for that book, it had already fallen behind Justice on Trial in weekly sales.

As of the week of Sept. 22 – 28, Hemingway and Severino sold more than 55,000 copies and enjoyed 15 weeks ranked among Amazon’s top 10 selling books. That included two weeks as No. 1 and four weeks as No. 2. By contrast, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh ranked 68th on Amazon after its release and quickly dropped to 168th in the following week.

Regnery Publishing, which released Justice on Trial, told Fox News that it sold over 100,000 copies in ebook, print and audio formats.

Looks like Donald Trump has an opinion as to why the new book’s done so poorly:


“I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you’re at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony! They’ve taken the Old Grey Lady and broken her down, destroyed her virtue and ruined her reputation… She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!”

He’s a man with an opinion, folks.

Will The Education of Brett Kavanaugh rally? It remains to be seen.

For more on the aforementioned missing info, here’s Fox once more:

The initial excerpt contained allegations that Kavanaugh’s genitalia was thrust in a woman’s face during his college years. When The Times published the excerpt in its opinion section, it omitted the fact that the alleged victim herself had no memory of that happening. According to the reporters, that omission was an “oversight” by the paper’s editors.




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