Brian Stelter, a former CNN host, just published a book titled “How Much I Hate FOX News,” and thus far, it has been a complete disaster.
Stelter has promoted the book on just about every news program that would have him, but the first sales are appalling.
Stelter’s latest book is really an extension of his CNN shtick, which consisted entirely of him discussing the events on FOX News when he was still there. It seems like this is all he is capable of.
In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend, former CNN anchor and media reporter Brian Stelter was nearly ubiquitous in the political media world, promoting his new book Network of Lies on various outlets and even hosting a tony and star-studded book party at the legendary Michael’s in New York.
Unfortunately for Stelter and his publisher, Simon & Schuster, the promotion and strong reviews have not yet turned into book sales: less than 4,000 copies were sold in its first week.
Network of Lies provides a detailed tick-tock of what went on inside Fox News as it dealt with the defamation suit brought against them by Dominion Voting Systems, which concluded with a whopping $787,500,000 settlement last Spring.
Published on November 14, Stelter’s book sold 3,807 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen BookScan. Those numbers are down 82% from his previous book about Fox (Hoax), which saw first-week sales of 20,832 in August 2020, according to BookScan.
According to the report, Stelter’s book won’t rank among the New York Times best sellers.
— 1776 (@TheWakeninq) November 27, 2023
How much would someone have to pay you to read his new book?
— Nicole Silverio (@NicoleMSilverio) November 27, 2023
If people wanted to read Stelter’s new book, he’d probably still have a job at CNN.