Brian Stelter's 'Hoax' Book Crashes and Burns

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It’s unintentionally ironic that CNN’s Brian Stelter wrote a book with the title “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth”

If anyone has been pushing a hoax, it’s been CNN, with their promotion of the Russia collusion hoax. Not to mention many other false stories about President Donald Trump.

It’s why Stelter’s ratings have taken a precipitous dive since January when he no longer had President Donald Trump to attack anymore. He’s dropped 72% since January and the Father’s Day episode of his show Reliable Sources drew only 656,000 viewers. For the 12th week in a row, he failed to even hit a million views. Meanwhile, he’s beaten regularly by the Fox News show Media Buzz that runs at the same time and gets over a million viewers regularly.

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, as we reported.

People obviously have his number and aren’t shy about letting him know.

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.

So how’s that working for him?

It’s crashing and burning. He told 1738 books in the first week since the release, which ranked him 4,007, even behind children’s books.

Could there be a more appropriate picture? And the funny thing is, he doesn’t even get why it would be so appropriate.

Of course, promoting the book on CNN and MSNBC pretty much guarantees that no one will actually see the advertising for it.

But I have to say, his book crashing and burning couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

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.