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To gatekeepers refusing a Trump memoir: Capitalism rewards free speech

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To gatekeepers refusing a Trump memoir: Capitalism rewards free speech

 

https://nypost.com/

 

By Kyle Smith

November 21, 2020 | 1:15pm

 

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Few presidents can resist the temptation to publish a score-settling memoir and bask in the hoopla, TV bookings, and cultural kerfuffle that accompany the event. Witness the parade of sycophants lining up to press their noses freshly into Barack Obama’s boots upon the occasion of his new book. So Donald Trump’s memoir will be received with equal enthusiasm, right?

Wrong. Though Trump’s inevitable memoir, like his barnstorming speeches, figures to be far more entertaining than most of its kind, leading publishing executives, understanding that their staff consists disproportionately of cosseted young’uns who prefer living in a bubble to engaging with reality, are already hinting that they won’t touch such a book. If Trump shows up with a book proposal in hand, lots of New York City’s snootiest publishers are going to respond by pulling up the drawbridge and lobbing rotten eggs out the windows.

Let them! America’s hatred is Trump’s oxygen. Unlike Obama, the man doesn’t drink or smoke, he just mainlines the world’s disapproval. He’s already proved the single biggest boon to publishing since Johannes Gutenberg. Anti-Trump tell-alls have effectively become their own genre, with his own niece Mary’s hit-job selling 1.35 million copies in its first week. A memoir by Trump himself would hold the unusual position of being snapped up with equal alacrity by both fans and detractors.

The wokesters who represent a small percentage of the country but make eccentric campus-style demands to shun people they find disagreeable increasingly drive decision-making among corporate executives. But that merely creates big opportunities for new competitors who are OK with making money off the nearly 74 million Americans who voted for Trump. Just as Fox News Channel became by far the most popular cable-news outfit by breaking out beyond the liberal bubble, today new free-speech app Parler is growing rapidly as a competitor to Twitter. Business news reporter Maria Bartiromo recently switched to the new platform, and brought one million followers with her. Joe Rogan, the podcaster who endorsed Bernie Sanders but welcomes a far broader range of voices to his show than network-TV chat show hosts, today enjoys much more influence than Jay Leno or David Letterman ever did, and was rewarded for his free-range conversations with a $100 million Spotify deal.

Right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro is the kind of guy who probably won’t be invited to host “Good Morning America,” yet he has built a media empire including bestselling books, the second-most popular podcast in America, a radio show and The Daily Wire, which in just five years has become one of the leading conservative news sites with millions of visitors a month.

And, despite being staffed mostly by progs, even the big five publishers, such as Simon and Schuster, realize that (in Michael Jordan’s immortal words) “Republicans buy sneakers too.” S&S has a conservative imprint, Threshold Editions, which publishes Rush Limbaugh’s books, and rakes in profits. Penguin Random House’s conservative imprint, Sentinel, publishes the likes of Mike Huckabee and Christian intellectual Rod Dreher. At Hachette, Center Street publishes Donald Trump Jr., Jeanine Pirro and Newt Gingrich. Yet if all of the mega-publishers are dumb enough to turn down a Trump presidential memoir, it’ll make little difference to the marketplace overall: Capitalism finds a way.

 

 

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Ticked@TinselTown

Ovomit just released another 'memoir' and he's already had huge sales and has had a sit down with Fluffy Windbag and everything...

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Joe the Pagan
17 minutes ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

Ovomit just released another 'memoir' and he's already had huge sales and has had a sit down with Fluffy Windbag and everything...

I wonder if Bill Ayers wrote this one as well? 

At work the same Assistant Manager who said over the radios that Biden was President lets us know every time a customer buys 0bama's book

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Ticked@TinselTown
4 hours ago, Joe the Pagan said:

I wonder if Bill Ayers wrote this one as well? 

At work the same Assistant Manager who said over the radios that Biden was President lets us know every time a customer buys 0bama's book

He shouldn't be making fun of the handicapped like that... 

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Joe the Pagan
11 minutes ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

He shouldn't be making fun of the handicapped like that... 

She did the same thing for Rage.  I am thinking of some night I am working with her to pick up the 0bama book and "ask" if he talks about eating dog meat in the book.  I bet I will get something along the lines of 0bama eating dog meat is a right wing lie.

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17 minutes ago, Joe the Pagan said:

She did the same thing for Rage.  I am thinking of some night I am working with her to pick up the 0bama book and "ask" if he talks about eating dog meat in the book.  I bet I will get something along the lines of 0bama eating dog meat is a right wing lie.

I wouldn't doubt that a bit...

Then again, Barry has had worse things in his mouth...

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Joe the Pagan
34 minutes ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

I wouldn't doubt that a bit...

Then again, Barry has had worse things in his mouth...

In one of 0bama's unofficial biographies it was stated that 0bama liked to be served by older white men.  Maybe he had to reciprocate. 

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