Michael Wolff lar suksessen forvandles til hype. Han forsøker å overgå alle andre når det gjelder uttalelser om Trump. Som når han sier at ingen har hatt så lav troverdighet som presidenten:
«less credibility than perhaps anybody who has ever walked on Earth at this point».
noensinne, i jordens historie. Det er et utsagn så over the top, så teenageaktig, at en leser må spør seg: Er dette beskrivende for forfatterens dømmekraft? Og dermed: Da er det kanskje ikke grunn til å ta det han skriver særlig alvorlig?
Ut fra norske medier får man inntrykkk av at boken mottas med åpne armer og at det bare er sure Trump-folk som misliker den. Det er helt feil.
On Thursday, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota offered a strong disclaimer around Wolff’s book, saying it «isn’t really journalism.»
«We should mention that it sounds like Michael Wolff’s modus operandi was to let the people he interviewed spin yarns,» the «New Day» co-host said.
«And then he didn’t necessarily fact-check them. He didn’t necessarily need two sources,» she continued. «This isn’t really journalism. This is a very interesting read but in terms of the way he processed them, he admits in the author’s note that he let people tell their own stories and he printed them,» she concluded.
Det er mer: San Nunberg siteres i boken på at han kaller Trump en idiot. Men det er tatt ut av kontekst, sier Nunberg.
Nunberg, who was fired from the Trump campaign in 2015, told ABC Newsthat the comment was sarcastic and that some of his comments in the book were taken out of context.
«I’m not out here to criticize Michael [Wolff], but I think Michael used flourish — I’ll put it — on the events I described,» he told ABC News’ “The Briefing Room» Thursday.
The conversation between Nunberg and former chief strategist Steve Bannon is included in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
«‘If you can get this idiot elected twice,’ Nunberg marveled, you would achieve something like immortality in politics,» Wolff writes in the book.
Nunberg defended the comment as being sarcastic.
«I’m from New York and I’m very sarcastic,» he said, adding that he had not yet seen that excerpt from the book at the time. «I certainly probably said that but he’s by no means an idiot, at all.»
Sitatene var muntlige, Wolff spinner dem og gir dem «flourish», dvs legger på litt. Dermed tar de av. Som når Wolff siterer Nunberg på at Trump ikke forsto eller kunne grunnloven. Det er et grovt eksempel, for Wolff bygger hele boken på at Trump er en idiot.
Another portion of the book states that Nunberg had difficulty explaining the Constitution to Trump.
“I got as far as the Fourth Amendment before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head,» Wolff writes.
Nunberg said the exchange between him and Trump took place during preparations ahead of the first Republican presidential primary debate.
«I wasn’t there to teach the president the Constitution. The President had a granular understanding of the Constitution, it was good enough,» he said. «It was around eight days before the first debate and I didn’t want him to have any gotcha questions.»
Hvilket er noe helt annet enn det Wolff skriver. Wolff hadde et prosjekt og han sørget for at stoffet passet malen han hadde klar.
Trump er blitt et fenomen man kan tjene seg rik på. Noe for såvidt Trump drev med tidligere. Men disse journalistene hevder de er så mye bedre.
Dessuten: De forsøker å ødelegge Amerikas president. Det er noe ganske annet enn The Apprentice.