When people write books about people, or documentary books you would think that it would take years to see the process through from the first day of research all the way to when the book hits the store shelves.
An “inside look” documentary book that I read once that just went over a three month period of time for one basic training division for the United States Navy that I read once took about a year or two of polishing up until it was ready for the people to read.
Now, you can write a book in a couple of months, or less than a year. However, that book will probably be about as well put together as a house of cards in a wind tunnel.
Yesterday, the press was apoplectic over the alleged quotes by Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, in a new book by author Michael Wolff, called “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”.
In the book, Bannon criticizes President Trump’s inner circle, including Donald Trump Jr., and his son-in-law Jared Kushner over their meeting with Russian “operatives”, claiming the meeting was “treasonous”.
Trump came out swinging at Bannon with this tweet, where he unleashed on the author Michael Wolff today: I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
And again, just before midnight on the same day Wolff’s book was released, Trump slammed “Sloppy Steve” and author Michael Wolff, who Trump calls a “total loser who made up stories to sell this really boring and untruthful book” in his latest tweet:
Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad! https://t.co/mEeUhk5ZV9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
So, how truthful is Wolff’s book? According to the author himself, he’s not quite sure it’s all true.
Has the media zeroed in on the tabloid-style book to keep Americans distracted from the real news, that Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation are now under investigation by the DOJ? Does the media hope we won’t read about how Comey allegedly committed a federal crime when he released classified emails to his professor friend, who then leaked them to the media?
Here’s the top story on the Drudge Report: The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump’s presidency acknowledged in an author’s note that he wasn’t certain all of its content was true.
Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.
Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.
But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process Wolff describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham came out hard after the author, Michael Wolff, when she highlighted a sentence on a page in the controversial book and tweeted it out with the following message: From Wolff book—this is TOTALLY FALSE. I was there! “Distanced themselves from Trump”?! Total fabrication.