Fox News Discovers That Books Go On Sale
Fox News hyped a photo from the Internet indicating that, at an unknown location, a copy of Al Gore's 2006 book An Inconvenient Truth is selling for $1. According to Amazon.com, numerous booksellers are currently selling the books of various Fox News hosts for that figure or less.
Fox News has a history of dismissing the science  of climate change and launching bizarre personal attacks on Gore . Back in 2010, the network even showed a copy of Gore's book in the snow , as part of their annual tradition  of using the existence of cold weather  to try and attack the scientific consensus on climate change.
While reading headlines on Fox & Friends, "news anchor " Heather Nauert reported that the price of the former vice president's book had "melted to just one dollar," according to the price tag on a "picture that is now circulating on Twitter":
Well, talk about an inconvenient truth for former vice president Al Gore. There is a picture that is now circulating on Twitter, you can see this right here, and it shows the price of his book on the so-called "global warming crisis" -- well, it's melted to just one dollar. It's also labeled a super buy. Super buy. No word on exactly where this picture was taken, but on Amazon.com the book sells for about $12. It's a buck twenty to buy a used one.
There is nothing unusual about books being marked down. Indeed, Amazon reveals even better deals on books from Nauert's own colleagues. For example, a new, hardcover edition of Sean Hannity's 2004 book Let Freedom Ring will only cost you one cent  from booksellers through the Amazon marketplace.
So will a new hardcover copy  of The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy's "laugh-out-loud perspective on love, marriage, and family" from 2009. In fact, a bookseller in Minnesota will sell you a signed first edition  of this guide to marital happiness for just $0.99 plus shipping.
Greta Van Susteren's My Turn At The Bully Pulpit is also available for less than a dollar  new at Amazon booksellers. Bill O'Reilly's 2010 book Pinheads and Patriots is available new in hardcover for slightly more than Gore's at $2.70, but a used copy will cost you just $0.01 .
Brian Kilmeade's 2007 sports book It's How You Play The Game is available new for just $2.85 , but a "collectible" paperback edition is available for 99 cents . Booksellers are also promoting Kilmeade's latest book, George Washington's Secret Six, for $11.00 new  -- a nearly 60 percent mark down for a book that came out just last November.
From the January 6 edition of Fox & Friends: