Good news. Hillary Clinton’s book Hard Choices isn’t a miserable failure. That’s just what the vast right wing conspiracy wants you to believe.
Sure the Bookscan numbers show that it dropped another 46% and unsold copies are piling up. Hillary Clinton headed to other countries to try and pitch the book to places that still don’t know how bad it is.
But Media Matters chief paranoid lunatic and Hillary enemy/loyalist David Brock has come to the rescue.
According to Nielsen BookScan, sales of “Hard Choices” this past week dropped by 46 percent from the week prior, which was down 44 percent from the week before that. Seeking to squash the book-isn’t-selling story, Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton outside group, released a memo Wednesday night noting that the book was No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for the third straight week and blaming the “right wing” for pushing out false information.
Apparently BookScan is an evil right-wing conspiracy.
As proof, Correct the Record claims that, “Hard Choices” has sold more copies than books by a number of leading Republicans including Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, and Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy.”
So the former First Lady and one of the best known figures in politics has actually outsold books by both Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy.
Obviously neither of those men had advances the size of Hillary’s. Because none of them were expected to sell all that many copies. Hillary was supposed to do Sarah Palin, George W. Bush type numbers. Instead Brock’s little minions are claiming it’s a success because she outsold Tim Pawlenty.
Brock may not be sane, but his trick of getting liberal media outlets to respew his talking points is still sound. Unfortunately talking points don’t move books. They just spin the resulting failure.
The media has spent six years doing that for Obama. Now it’s beginning the arduous process of explaining how Hillary Clinton’s failures are really big successes.