Wednesday’s Fox and Friends on FNC passed on a piece of information not likely to receive much attention from the mainstream media – that Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue is so far outpacing Hillary Clinton’s Living History in sales. Co-anchor Alisyn Camerota relayed that "now there's a comparison between how Sarah Palin's book has done in the first week and how Hillary Clinton's memoir did the first week, and the winner is: Sarah Palin."
Co-anchor Clayton Morris, noting that Clinton had received a larger advance than Palin, elaborated on the number of first-week sales: "A lot of the number of sales, so far here, the numbers, Sarah Palin 700,000 for Going Rogue. Hillary Clinton's Living History got 600,000. But maybe Hillary's Clinton's sort of laughing all the way to the bank because she made – look at that number there – for her advance from the book, from the publisher, $8 million. Sarah Palin got $5 million."
Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Wednesday, November 25, Fox and Friends on FNC:
CLAYTON MORRIS: Well, Alisyn Camerota has a new book out.
ALISYN CAMEROTA: I wish.
MORRIS: It kind of came out with a whimper this week.ALISYN CAMEROTA: I wish. And it’s a good thing I don’t have it out this week because it would be competing with Sarah Palin’s book which, of course, is just taking the world by storm. And now there’s a comparison between how Sarah Palin’s book has done in the first week and how Hillary Clinton’s memoir did the first week, and the winner is: Sarah Palin.
MORRIS: Sarah Palin. It’s not surprising. A lot of the number of sales, so far here, the numbers, Sarah Palin 700,000 for Going Rogue. Hillary Clinton’s Living History got 600,000. But maybe Hillary’s Clinton’s sort of laughing all the way to the bank because she made – look at that number there – for her advance from the book, from the publisher, $8 million. Sarah Palin got $5 million.
BRIAN KILMEADE: Yeah, so, but here’s the thing with Sarah Palin’s book and one of the reasons why it’s selling. She has news in it. We have not gotten her side of the story, where Living History is kind of look back at Hillary Clinton-
CAMEROTA: No, there were juicy tidbits in Living History. I mean, people were reading it to see what her take on the Lewinsky scandal was.
KILMEADE: That’s a good point, but when you talk about Living History, it felt like history. With Governor Palin, it felt brand new, it felt like news. It felt like, wow, the woman that was mocked on national television, was laughed at by her own party, all of a sudden, has the chance to stand up and be counted and tell her side of the story, and people have really rallied around her. Did you see what happened at Fort Hood the other day? 4,000 people. Not at Fort Hood, at Fort Bragg. Came out just to see her. They’re sleeping out at the illages. And, by the way, Gretchen caught up with her yesterday at the Villages. We will be talking to Gretchen shortly.