Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Great Conservative Book Buying Conspiracy

And while we're on the subject of Sarah Palin's book, our old friend Gryphen comes back to the surface spewing sour bile about the number one status of Palin's book. It's all a conspiracy, don't you know? Conservatives can't write books! "Nobody wants" them!

You'll remember Gryphen from his earlier Palin smears, smartly smacked down by Robert Stacy McCain and Dan Riehl earlier this year.

Gryphen is still in the land of the paranoid with this diatribe:

If you are unfamiliar with this particular scam, let me clue you in.

You see what the Conservatives do is pre-order a whole ton of books by one of their minions like Glenn Beck, or Bill O'Reilly, or Rush Limbaugh, Or Sean Hannity, or Sarah Palin, and then either change their mind, leaving the book store with a whole bunch of books that NOBODY wants, or they have their money laundering book outlet, the Conservative Book Club, sell the books later at a loss.

What this does is push these poorly written books to the top of the bestsellers list and cause panic among the few hundred people who may legitimately want to read one of these future doorstops, and they rush to the bookstore to reserve their copy before they are all sold out.

This way they reinforce the mythology that conservative authors sell way more books than do their liberal counterparts and they get to funnel a buttload of money to one of their Conservative mouthpieces without alerting the IRS to the scam.

I wonder what his explanation is for Ted Kennedy's book being number 2 on the NYT list this week? Are they selling that through the Conservative Book Club?

Gryphen suggests that Rachel Maddow or Olbermann investigate this great conservative book buying conspiracy. That ought to be interesting.

1 comment:

Red said...

Gryphen = who? ;-)