After the news broke that ABC host George Stephanopoulos’ interview with former FBI Director James Comey had only attracted less than half of the TV audience that porn star Stormy Daniels’ television appearance drew in the week before, Comey’s new book made its debut in stores in Tuesday. The book is doing just about as well as the interview did, in case you were wondering. The former FBI Director’s book, “A Higher Loyalty,” has been surrounded by bad publicity from the start. What did Comey really expect?
After excerpts were released from the book, President Donald Trump condemned Comey, but that wasn’t even the worst of it for Comey. We all expected Trump to have something negative to say, however, it came as a shock when the book was criticized by current FBI employees. They had concerns that the book may damage the entire bureau’s reputation even more than it already has been thus far.
It seems that book sales weren’t quite what Comey was looking for, either. A staff writer for The Weekly Standard, Alice Lloyd, decided to go to Kramerbooks, which is located in Washington D.C.’s DuPont Circle and found that buyers for the book were in short supply.
When keyhole-sniffing author Michael Wolff’’s “Inside the Trump White House” book went on sale in January, for instance, the store sold out of its 75 copies of the book in 15 minutes, Lloyd reported.
The line for Comey’s book at midnight? A total of four customers — each one probably feeling more foolish than the next one for being out at that hour for something that clearly no one else was interested in.
The tweet below pretty much says it all:
Comey book comes out in 25 min. Kramerbooks expected long lines but it’s very tame. pic.twitter.com/s4AOPQ3lES
— Saba (@saba_h) April 17, 2018
Western Journal explained that “A Kramer employee told Lloyd the store had sold 12 to 15 by 12:30 a.m. — a half hour after the sales started and a half hour before the store’s normal closing time. And most of those were likely sold to the reporters and cameramen who outnumbered patrons.”
There are a variety of reasons as to why the book is so widely unpopular among Americans. People are sick and tired of the lies that continue to come from people like James Comey, and are becoming more and more untrusting. Think back to the anger that so many Americans felt when the then FBI Director exonerated Hillary Clinton back in July of 2016 after conducted a pathetic excuse of an “investigation.” Comey did do a very good job of boosting his popularity before releasing his novel.
Alice Lloyd had her own opinions on the book saying, “Whereas Wolff’s book was steamy, Comey’s book is preachy. It’s a self-righteous breakfast of oat bran, compared to a sugary cupcake you’ll regret later. Comey makes clear his disapproval of precisely what made Wolff’s book seem worth standing in line for, writing on Page One: ‘We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country, with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized, and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.’”