And with the help of the media?
Going on a Book Tour WILL be the former FBI Director
WILL get a chance to rub in the eye of his former boss….
Donald J. Trump….The President of the United States…
Comey already did damage to one of the 2016 Presidential candidates ….
It will now be the other ones turn…
Maybe it is his aw-shucks demeanor (“Lordy, I hope there are tapes”).
Maybe it is his social media chops (like dropping “tbh,” text slang for “to be honest” into a trash-talking tweet about how his jump shot is superior to Barack Obama’s).
Or maybe it is that he is a target of President Trump, whose disdain for mainstream journalists is manifest.
Whatever the reason, James B. Comey is about to be the focus of a full-on media swoonfest as the fired FBI director embarks on a 10-city tour to promote his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” which publishes April 17.
You have not seen anything like the coming overkill since the mainstream press discovered “Girls” star Lena Dunham. It is going to be embarrassing, if you happen to think media coverage should include a healthy dose of critical distance.
“April is officially Comey month,” observed CNN’s Manu Raju. That is probably an understatement.
Tickets with a face price of $95 are going for $850 on StubHub for a Manhattan town hall featuring Comey, according to The Hill. Televised events including a “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” appearance on CBS, a chat with ABCs “The View,” a CNN town hall, interviews with Fox News and MSNBC and much more….Not to mention the live events…..