Bill O’Reilly’s latest book "Killing Obama" flops bigly
NEW YORK CITY -- Historian and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly expressed disappointment after his latest book Killing Obama grossly missed its initial sales projections.
“People just don’t understand a good story these days,” lamented O’Reilly. “As a historian, I do my best to tell a fair and balanced narrative. Unfortunately, there are people out there, mainly in the liberal media, that simply don’t want to hear the other side of the story.”
“It’s not even historically-based,” shot back New York Times book critic Michi Kakutani. “The title of the book, Killing Obama, doesn’t even work even in a metaphorical sense. The book is simply three hundred pages of unsubstantiated claims and accusations about the Obama presidency."
Sales of the book in its first week barely hit triple digits, a stern rebuke for O’Reilly after a string of successful publications including Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Reagan. In fact, the only location that reported actual sales of the book was the gift shop at Fox News headquarters in New York City.
Despite the lackluster sales, O’Reilly was expected to begin a book tour, starting at a Barnes & Noble on Monday in Bismarck, North Dakota. So far, guests who have signed up to attend include O'Reilly's son along with a few of his co-workers.