The wheels started coming off the New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly’s credibility even before their book on Brett Kavanaugh hit store shelves. Repeated examples of journalistic malpractice and flat-out bias might have something to do with the book’s performance — or lack thereof:

Ouch! More from the Washington Examiner:

Expected to sell at least 10,000-12,000 in the first two weeks and propel The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation onto the newspaper’s bestseller hardcover list, it has sold about a third of that in the first two weeks.

A publishing source provided the latest BookScan numbers, which can account for about 80% of sales. That number is 3,120. “If you add in ebooks — they may have sold a total of 4,000. That’s one of the most epic bombs in political publishing over the past decade,” said the source.

The book-buying public must be losing its appetite for fiction.

And that would be correct:

Another attempted hit on Kavanaugh goes down the drain.

Of course!