Back in 2015 when she was in charge of the women’s magazine Cosmopolitan, Joanna Coles admitted to Brian Stelter on CNN that she and her staff were guilty of “liberal cheerleading.” On Sunday, Coles was engaged in more liberal cheerleading in The New York Times Book Review – for MSNBC host Katy Tur and her second memoir Draft.
Coles began:“It’s little wonder that Katy Tur is one of America’s top TV journalists, given that her parents were obsessive reporters.” Later came greater gush:
Even though she has a second book in her collection, just shy of 40 years old, it seems that she is a very low-maintenance television anchor. Her sharp eyes and intelligence make her seem a waste behind the desk. Her Trump coverage was eerily prescient, but because the political pundits at NBC didn’t take Trump seriously, they forced Tur to second-guess herself. From the helicopter as a baby, she’s exactly the reporter you want out in the field doing special reports, not seated behind a desk at 2 p.m.
Coles said that it was “a hell of story” by the publisher.
Coles touted Tur’s first memoir UnbelievableIt was described as “a gripping account of her obsessive pursuit of Donald J. Trump during the campaign trail” One of the most important accounts of 2016’s election.” It was an unusually “candid” attack against Trump. It was a typical “candid” attack on Trump. TimesIt also provided the sales language for this one.
“I almost felt like there was a strange connection between yourself and Donald Trump,” Trevor Noah observed when Tur went on his Daily Show Promote the book. “Did you feel it?”
“Yeah, I felt it,” she writes in “Draft rough” her second, equally compelling memoir, in which her father replaces Trump as the central theme, “but I dodged the question because the answer would have only raised more questions.”
She now fully embraces the self-promotional idea that Trump knew her better than other reporters, because he was similar to her “narcissistic and grandiose father” who she says physically abused her. Coles replays her spin: “My father is not Donald Trump and Donald Trump is not my father. But if anyone asked me, I’d recommend the same therapist.”
One month ago, Times Book ReviewTur’s second book was promoted by Tur giving her a “By The Book”, interview complete with a rather unflattering portrait. It was also a way to raise the MSNBC host’s popularity and fortune.