Michael Wolff, a journalist with slightly less credibility than a YouTube flat-earther, has a new book out titled, “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency” which is full of scenes that read like they were cribbed from an unfunny Andy Borowitz parody.
Landslide is full of stuff that Resistance Twitter would believe it’s true, whether or not it’s actually true.
After “Fire and Fury”, Wolff’s bestseller, no reputable publisher should have touched him with a ten-thousand-foot pole. But no publisher should have touched “Fire and Fury” with one of those either.
In the introduction to “Fire and Fury,” Wolff writes many of the accounts provided “are in conflict with one another” and may be “badly untrue.” He says he “settled on a version of events” he believed to be true.
Still it was printed and the media promoted it until he went a little too far.
Fire and Fury contains an admission early on that the book is probably full of lies, but blames those lies on Trump associates. When he tried to extend his 15 minutes by using the same strategy to accuse Nikki Haley of having an affair with Trump, while blaming her for his own implication, even the media turned on him.
And then stopped inviting him.
Briefly because now the media is happy to run Wolff’s stuff yet again. And this time Wolff insists that his quotes are accurate. No, really.
Why would anyone believe him? Because the media and even more importantly its leftist base is addicted to Trump smears. Wolff is just giving the media’s audience what it wants. And so he knows that no matter how dubious his stories, they’ll keep coming back.
There’s no such thing as disinformation, as far as the media is concerned, when enemies of the people are the targets.