Brandon Gillespie at Fox News reported that MSNBC 11th Hour host Stephanie Ruhle reacted angrily on Wednesday night to a tweet by CNN's Brian Stelter announcing that former Attorney General Bill Barr's new book One Damn Thing After Another hit #1 on the latest New York Times best-seller list. Ruhle sounded like an angry mother who found contraband in a kid's bedroom as she suggested she would stop following anyone on Twitter who actually bought this man's memoir.
Ok Twitter - WHO BOUGHT THE BOOK?— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 16, 2022
Time to trim my follow list. https://t.co/1BvIxzErHD
That's a little strange, since Barr's book is a "tell all" on Donald Trump. But when you're a hardcore liberal, you still don't want any conservative to have a best-seller, apparently. One user claimed a reason for the book's success was that "You can start with your network giving him three interviews for publicity. Priceless." Ruhle replied "Not on my show." .
It's also strange since, as Kyle Drennen pointed out, in 2018 Ruhle shared in the hosannas over Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti -- who later went to prison in disgrace. She agreed "He’s a beast....He is.”
She also apologized to Avenatti for suggesting he appeared too often on TV: "I owe Michael Avenatti an apology. For the last few weeks, I’ve been saying, “Enough, already, Michael, I’ve seen you everywhere. What do you have left to say?” I was wrong, brother. You have a lot to say. The Democrats could learn something from you. You are messing with Trump a lot more than they are."
And speaking of role models, in May of 2020 Ruhle proudly displayed on Instagram a photo with her son Reese and pornographer and Hustler magazine owner Larry Flynt. "Happy birthday to this Hustler," she wrote, which must have been a reference to her boy, since Flynt's birthday was in November. Flynt died last year. Bill Barr would have to be a little puzzled at Ruhle's moral standards.