Brian Stelter’s latest book, “Network of Lies,” sold poorly in its first week, despite significant promotions and support from Simon & Schuster.
The book, critical of Fox News and Donald Trump, received positive coverage from left-wing outlets but was strongly criticized by conservative sources.
Stelter’s previous book also had low sales. (Trending: US State Unveils Controversial ‘Gender Neutral’ Laws)
The book’s bombing is more than likely due to the general public’s declining interest in establishment media and growing preference for alternative sources, as evidenced by recent calls for alternative media figures to moderate the Republican debates.
The general sentiment is that the establishment media’s influence is waning, and there is currently a strong shift towards seeking truth in alternative media.