James Comey Isn’t Quite The Successful Author He Expected To Be
Former FBI Director, James Comey’s, ‘big release’ for his ‘revealing’ book proved to be a massive no-show. I guess it’s not the turn-out that mainstream media expected, either. Why would we say that? Because more camera crew members showed up than eager customers.
According to White House Dossier, Kramerbooks, located in Washington’s trendy Dupont Circle district, is the place Washingtonians go to hang out, browse books, and grab something to eat at the attached cafe.
It’s much smaller than a Barnes and Noble and has survived Amazon because it is cozy and inviting, offering the feeling that you are immersed in a warm den of great books. And if you’re going to sell a political book, it’s a good place to start, given the clientele.
Comey’s fame is dying down fast, likely upsetting those who hoped Comey’s book would be the ‘second coming’ of ‘Fire and Fury’.
One Twitter user captured the scene, perfectly:
“They’re unpacking the books and there are a dozen cameras for each customer present,” Hanna wrote.
It didn’t stop at Kramerbooks. Stephen Kruiser of Pajamas Media noted that the New York Times wrote an unflattering review of Comey’s book tour behavior, here, because he made himself at home in the gutter, seemingly in an audition bid for an MSNBC commentator slot. He didn’t actually do what a buyer of books might want him to do, which is tell us something new. As Thomas Lifson accurately noted the other day, the signs have been out there that we have already reached “Peak Comey,” and the miserable sales from his book launch are a strong one.
Apparently, people in Washington, D.C., who are often swamp things, can see the game he is playing well. First there is the rollout, then the sycophantic questions from political allies, such as George Stephanopoulos, questions designed to conceal inconvenient facts rather than to shake out information – take a look at these missed questions noted by Real Clear Politics’ Peter Berkowitz, and people knew they were being played.