E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist for Elle Magazine, has written a book in which she makes the outlandish claim that real estate developer Donald Trump raped her in a department store in New York City in the 1990s. Journalist Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network have co-written a book about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Without even telling you the punchline, you can probably guess which book was given a total wall-to-wall media blitz.
Hemingway and Severino’s book, “Justice on Trial,” is a runaway bestseller. It’s been a #1 seller on Amazon since it was available for pre-order. Robert H. Bork, Jr. even wrote a blurb for it, noting that the book provides an important inside look at the Democrats’ nasty character assassination directed at every Supreme Court Justice nominee put forward by a Republican and in particular, his own father.
E. Jean Carroll’s book, “What Do We Need Men For?” is a disaster. Despite a massive media blitz for the author, the book has only sold 1,900 copies since its release in early July. Here’s how print media publications pushed E. Jean Carroll’s book:
Washington Post: “10 Books to Read in July”
Los Angeles Times: “7 Buzzworthy Books to Read This July”
Town and Country: “6 Best Books to Read This July”
National Book Review: “Top 5 Hot Books”
Bustle: “27 New Books Out in July 2019 to Get You Through the Sweaty Days of Summer”
The Atlantic writes that E. Jean Carroll’s book gives you “a sense of what it feels like to have pulsing veins and fiery nerves and a teeming mind and be caught within the cold infrastructures of sexism.”
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell says Carroll’s physically impossible and nonsensical description of being raped by Donald Trump is “riveting.”
E. Jean Carroll made 147 invited television media appearances for her book in the days before it was released. It was a media blitz the likes of which Americans only see when a totally non-credible liberal writer attacks a Republican president. And despite the liberal media’s attempts to sell the book for Carroll, almost no one has been interested enough to buy a copy of it. Maybe that’s because Carroll came across as a lunatic in her media appearances.
We read E. Jean Carroll’s rape fantasy collection that includes Donald Trump, so you wouldn’t have to. The first thing that jumps out at the Elle advice columnist’s “life story” is that E. Jean Carroll certainly gets raped a lot.
She claims she was raped by boys on the playground in elementary school. Then she was raped by boys in high school. And then by young men in college. That was followed by E. Jean Carroll being raped lots and lots by male co-workers in every job she ever held. Every male boss she ever worked for raped her. Every prominent, powerful man that she interviewed in the course of her long career writing for New York print magazines… also raped her. That must be those “cold infrastructures of sexism” that The Atlantic mentioned.
The new Democrat standard following the Brett Kavanaugh hearings was that we are supposed to “believe all women” when they claim they were raped. But is there a cutoff to the number of times a woman can claim she was raped before we can start to doubt her? What if her accounts of rape sound utterly ridiculous?
For example, Carroll claims that author and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson raped her after slicing her pants off with a Bowie knife in his hot tub. She was interviewing Thompson and just happened to be in his hot tub… while wearing pants.
But Carroll writes that after a lifetime of being raped by virtually every man she encountered in every possible setting, it was being raped by Donald Trump that was truly traumatic. She says she never enjoyed the touch of a man, ever again, after her encounter with The Donald. Her completely false claim of being raped by Donald Trump is pretty tame compared to some of the many thousands upon thousands of other times she says she was raped, so why that particular rape was so traumatic is unclear.
Meanwhile, Hemingway and Severino’s book is meticulous, fact-based and well-written. But no one in the media is calling them to come talk about their runaway bestseller, which the public is obviously very interested in. It just goes to show how out of touch the enemy of the people media really is.