How is it that Valerie Jarretts book was a massive flop, yet it still managed to make the New York Times ‘Best Sellers’ list?
Tucker Carlson wants to know.
Daily Caller reported that Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted on his Monday show that Valerie Jarrett, former adviser to President Barack Obama, doesn’t appear to have sold many copies of her book, despite managing to top the New York Times bestseller list.
“So former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett has a new book out. If you didn’t know that, you were not alone,” Carlson said. “Nobody knew that nobody cares. The book is called “Finding My Voice” and—we’re not being mean, just honest—it’s not even in the top 1,000 on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It has almost no reviews, like four reviews.”
“So it’s not selling any copies and yet, here’s the amazing part: the New York Times put it 14th on the bestseller list. So a book that sold no copies made the New York Times best seller list. So book industry insiders who spoke to The Daily Caller News Foundation described that as “inconceivable.” So inconceivable in fact that there’s only one explanation for it: fraud. Turns out there are private companies—the companies buy an author’s book in bulk for a fee in order to guarantee bestseller status.”
“We’re not saying that happened. We are just strongly suggesting that it must’ve happened,” Carlson concluded. “Until now, Jarrett’s accomplishments in life was being friends with Barack and Michelle Obama, but now she has a new fake achievement: best-selling author. Congrats.”
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