Just *imagine* if books detailing with thousands of sources the misconduct of the Trump campaign, transition, and administration got the same sort of attention in the Washington Post and other major media as poorly sourced gossip books about trivial events inside the White House.
1/ Publish a book about Trump being a *doofus* and the media licks its lips—because everyone loves a soap opera at the seat of power. Publish a book that reports on actual criminal and national security misdeeds by those in power, and the attitude is somehow completely different.
2/ (And by the way, I really am discussing a *trend*, not merely a one-off grievance. Look at the coverage offered to the recent books by Unger and Ward, which contained *infinitely* more desperately important public information than did/do the recent books by Wolff or Woodward.)
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