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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

People I quote in "Trump the Press"

I am one click away from approving for publication "Trump the Press" in print. That will happen on Friday.

Kindle comes later, which is out of my hands. I wish it went the other way. Nevertheless, it will be available on Amazon on Friday.

I extensively researched the topic, and I quote 320 people. I never got around to counting the number of direct quotes, but the total likely is 400. The book is 73,128 words long stretching over 254 pages. Estimated reading time: five hours. Took a little longer to write. At one point, the book was 120,000 words long. The delete key is the writer's best tool. The writing began January 9, when I realized the experts had no clothes this year. I finished writing on May 9, but proofreading and typesetting took around seven weeks. It was worth it.

The price is $19.99  for print. Kindle will be $4.99. I will autograph copies for $20 with free shipping in the United States. Email me at

Also, I will want reviews on Amazon.

Those quoted include a porn star, two Nobel laureates, an interaction designer, a cartoonist, a pope, an actor, and hundreds of political experts, most of whom were wrong, wrong, and wrong again.

Those I quoted in my book (in order) Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds of the University of Tennessee, film critic Pauline Kael, John Nolte formerly of Breitbart News, union leader Nicholas Klein, Reihan Salam of the National Review, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review, Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics, Michael Goodwin of the New York Post, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Chuck Todd of NBC, John Fund of the National Review, Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, Kia Makarechi of Vanity Fair, Michael Scherer of Time, Stephen Collinson of CNN, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, George Will, Kyle Smith of the New York Post, media critic Bernie Goldberg, Byron York of the Washington Examiner, Iowa politico Chuck Laudner, Karl Rove, Taegan Goddard of Political Wire, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post, radio talker Erick Erickson, Spy magazine, Donald Trump, political forecaster Stuart Rothenberg, Democratic strategist Peter Fenn, porn star Mercedes Carrera, Joseph Curl of the Washington Times, Club for Growth President David McIntosh, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, comedian Larry Wilmore, Jules Witcover of the Baltimore Sun, radio talker Glenn Beck, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, Nobel physicist Richard Feynman, Rush Limbaugh, Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight Politics, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Politics, John McLaughlin of "The McLaughlin Group," radio talker Howard Stern, Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, James Fallows of Atlantic Monthly, John Podhoretz of Commentary magazine, Chris Matthews of MSNBC, Ben Shapiro of Breitbart News, the Week, Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, Alicia Lu of the Bustle, Kevin Drum of Mother Jones, Jeff Wald of Huffington Post, David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times, Ezra Klein of Vox, Neil Stevens of Red State, Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jack Holmes of Esquire, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post, John Fund of the National Review, the Washington Post, Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller, Newt Gingrich, Huffington Post, Lisa Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor, Democratic National Committee Press Secretary Holly Shulman, Bill Humphrey and Stephan Richter wrote in Salon, Democratic consultant Paul Begala, Professor Peter Dreier of Occidental College, the Hill, Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook, the Wall Street Journal, Professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia, cartoonist Michael Ramirez, Joe Nocera of the New York Times, David Remnick of the New Yorker, Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, actor Ben Stein, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, online journalist Mickey Kaus, comedian George Wallace, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post, Mike Godwin of Godwin's Law fame, Jeffrey Tucker of Newsweek, Matthew Rosza wrote for MSNBC, columnist Ann Coulter, Zach Carter of Huffington Post, Nicole Hemmer of the University of Sydney, Walter Russell Mead of Bard College, Charles Wheelan of Dartmouth College, Gingrich's co-author Craig Shirley, Luke Russert of MSNBC, Anderson Cooper of CNN, a Telemundo reporter, Jorge Ramos of Univision, columnist Cal Thomas, Ben Domenech of the Federalist, Linda Chavez of the Becoming American Institute, Sean Hannity of Fox News, Monica Crowley of Fox News, columnist Patrick Buchanan, radio talker Mark Steyn, Jeffrey Lord of the Conservative Review, the film "Blazing Saddles," Republican strategist Brian Walsh, Nate Cohn of the New York Times, interaction designer Adrian Hanft, gossip columnist Liz Smith, her friend Parker Ladd, Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post, Jesse James of West Coast Choppers, Dana White of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, coach Bobby Knight, John Dickerson of CBS News, lawyer Peter David Ticktin, Ivana Trump, heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, butler Tony Senecal, former farmgirl Betsy Sharp, fatherless Troy Morton, PGA golfer Jim Herman, the song "Tubthumping," CNN, Senator John McCain, Sir Rupert Murdoch, public relations man Frank Luntz, the Des Moines Register, former Register Editor Carolyn Washburn, Senator Fred Thompson, Register Editor Amalie Nash, Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Joshua Green of Bloomberg News, Brian Lowry of Variety, Russ Vaughn of the American Thinker, Playboy pin-up Brande Roderick, film critic Vincent Canby of the New York Times, Liz Peek of the Fiscal Times, National Review Editor Rich Lowry, radio talker Michael Medved, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist Sara Fagen, "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams, the play "Death Of A Salesman," Roger L. Simon of PJ Media, Kevin Williamson of the National Review, satirist P.J. O'Rourke, David Harsanyi of the Federalist, the New York Daily News, Heritage Action leader Michael Needham, Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon, Ross Douthat of the New York Times, Jim Geraghty of National Review, Andrew McCarthy of the National Review, William F. Buckley Jr., Paul Solotaroff of Rolling Stone, Carly Fiorina, Howard Cossell, John McCormack of the Weekly Standard, Raoul Lowery Contreras of the Hill, James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck of the Washington Post, Politico, Ed Kilgore of the Democratic Strategist, Jamie Weinstein of the Daily Caller, Peter Grier of the Christian Science Monitor, Kate Bennett of Politico, Sarah Jones of Politics USA, Shawn Steel of the Washington Times, Matt Lewis of the Telegraph, Rem Rieder of USA Today, Bill Schneider of Reuters, Joel Pollak of Breitbart News, Senator Ted Cruz, Walter Hudson of PJ Media, Bush 43's first spokesman Ari Fleischer, the song "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)," John Harwood of CNBC, Carl Quintanilla of CNBC, Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist, Joe Concha of Media-ite, Brian Stetler of CNN, CNBC, the song "John Barleycorn Must Die," historian Michael Beschloss, radio talker Don Imus, Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post, Patrick Murray of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Joshua Pinho of American Principles in Action, Rob Garver of the Fiscal Times, Sam Wang of New Republic, Matthew Dickinson of U.S. News and World Report, Leon Wolf of Red State, Dan Henninger of the Wall Street Journal,  Philip Bump of the Washington Post, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama, David French of the National Review, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC, Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News, actor George Takei, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Shane Goldmacher of Politico, Matthew Continetti of the National Review, Ted Koppel of ABC News, Tom Friedman of the New York Times, Paul Joseph Watson of Info Wars, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Steve Nelson of U.S. News and World Report, the film "Animal House," David Brock who founded a pro-Clinton super PAC, Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri, Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, Stuart Varney of Fox Business News, Jeff Greenfield of NBC, John Sides of the Washington Post, Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, Professor Matthew Dickinson of Middlebury College, Media Matters for America, Howard Kurtz of Fox News, humorist Dave Barry, Steven Shepard of Politico, Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton, Atlantic Monthly, Trump supporter Terry Sweet, Trump supporter Sherry Schell, Trump supporter Paul Weber, a Pace picante sauce commercial, Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business News, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, actress Mia Farrow, the New York Times, Maurice Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Poll, David Boaz of the Cato Institute, Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, Mona Charen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, billionaire Conrad Black, David Brooks of the New York Times, Sean Medlock of the Daily Caller, Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times, retired Congressman John Dingell, Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post, Jake Tapper of CNN, political handicapper Charlie Cook, President Kennedy's father, Trump organizer Lou Gargiulo, Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine, Governor Jeb Bush, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Charles C.W. Cook of the National Review, Major (Retired) James Pollock M.D., Thomas Donnelly of the Weekly Standard, James Hohmann of the Washington Post, Pope Francis, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, Senator Marco Rubio, columnist Deroy Murdock, the Orlando Sentinel, Jay Carney of the Washington Examiner, Seth McLaughlin of the Washington Times, Bret Baier of Fox News, Mitt Romney, former Congressman David Stockman, Jon Meacham of Time, Governor Dannel Malloy, Maggie Gallagher of the National Review, Dr. Ben Carson, terrorist Bill Ayers, Paul Mulshine of the Star-Ledger in New Jersey, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post, Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker, lawyer Marc J. Randazza, Jay Nordlinger of the National Review, Richard Cohen of the Washington Post, Nobel economist Paul Krugman, Governor Haley Barbour, Trey Mayfield of the Federalist, Professor Thomas Sowell of Stanford, liberal blogger Ian Welsh, Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government, the movie "History Of The World, Part 1," Dan Bilefsky and Claire Barthelemy of the New York Times, British television presenter Piers Morgan, Emory University president James W. Wagner, Emory student Amanda Obando Polio, the Los Angeles Times, University of California-San Diego student Kevin Antonio Aguilar, Eliana Johnson of the National Review, the Chicago Tribune, the National Enquirer, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, David Weigel of the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Republican strategist Roger Stone, David Catanese of U.S. News and World Report, lobbyist Frank Donatelli, Michelle Fields of Breitbart News, Republican strategist Paul Manafort, radio talker Laura Ingraham, A.B. Stoddard of The Hill, Politico's "Insiders," Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe, Kasich strategist John Weaver, Republican strategist Rich Danker, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, retired Professor Joe Epstein, the movie "As Good As It Gets," conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, Professor Camille Paglia of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Chris Wallace of Fox News, Wesley Pruden of the Washington Times, and Chris Stirewalt of Fox News.


  1. Print edition for me, thanks. I'll be passing this book around FO SHO. Thanks for the update Big D.

  2. One click, one press of a button away?

    We're at DEFDON 1, people!

  3. Them's a lot of people I haven't heard of.