Do you remember that new book on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh which made new sexual assault charges, but were almost immediately debunked when friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the attack?
The book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, is co-authored by two New York Times reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly. Published by Portfolio on Sept. 17, 2019, the book was immediately panned by critics, and sales of the book have crashed.
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner, Oct. 4, 2019, that although the book was expected to sell at least 10,000-12,000 in the first two weeks, thereby propelling it onto the New York Times’ bestseller hardcover list, it has sold about a third of that in the first two weeks — which means 3,300 to 4,000 copies.
According to a publishing source’s latest BookScan numbers, which account for about 80% of sales, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh‘s number is 3,120. The source said: “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.”
Another publishing source who has handled several Washington-related nonfiction works said the pushback by conservatives and supporters of President Trump and Kavanaugh was harsh and hurt sales.
By comparison, another Kavanaugh book,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 debut on July 9, 2019. It was written by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino and published by Regnery.
As of today, Amazon ranks The Education of Brett Kavanaugh #9,041. The average rating by 47 customers is 3.2 out of 5.
Below are some of the reviews that gave the book a one-star rating:
“I did not vote for Trump in 2016, and as an independent I am far more interested in factual truth than which party “wins.” … This book is very disappointing. The author’s bias is evident…. If you are looking for biased reinforcement that Kavanuagh is ‘bad’ with little concern for actual truth and facts, this book is for you.”
“Already busted for lies…nothing but an attempted SMEAR CAMPAIGN. These two women who write for the New York Times fabricated a story and hope to CASH IN. Hopefully good Americans don’t allow it and they are sued. It is nothing but a HIT PIECE…in fact they knew subject was not true and wrote it anyway. That is call LIBEL. They went about writing an investigation piece and came up empty so they tried to make it into something it wasn’t…they claim there are 7 witnesses to the penis in Ramirez’s hand, but these people do not recall or it is hearsay, or they are anonymous, or they work for the CLINTONS… PURE FANTASY COOKED UP IN THE LIBERAL BRAIN.”
“So far, there is no proof that Kavanaugh did any of the things he was accused of (other than drinking beer). NO PROOF. Do we want to become the country where anybody can accuse anybody of anything without witnesses or proof and destroy their career? Makes no difference whether you like him or not, whether you believe the women or not – there needs to be credible witnesses AND PROOF. If one thinks the FBI takes sides, the side they take is liberal, not conservative, and they thoroughly investigated these accusations and found NO PROOF, no credible witnesses. Remember, you might be next! This is a very slippery slope!“