More journalmalism from Dan Balz and Perry Bacon Jr. and the headline writers at the Washington Post. In this morning’s Sunday newspaper they have an article entitled, Unflattering Books Cause Hardly a Ripple. This refers to two books: “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” by Carl Bernstein; and “Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. Apparently, these books have not caused any ripples in Hillary’s campaign. You have to read down to the fifth paragraph to figure out why.
Neither book has been officially released. When they are in early June, both will be backed by major publicity tours and advertising.
So, wouldn’t a better headline have been, Books Have Potential to Cause Ripples in Campaign, or maybe Unreleased and Unread Books Tend Not to Cause Ripples in Campaigns, or something like that?