Monday, June 17, 2024

Kramer — Michael Richards — Resorts to Most Right Wing Fox News Prime Time Show to Boost Book Sales


Michael Richards is not stupid. He knows what Fox News means to “Seinfeld” fans. It’s anathema.

Yet, there he was last night on Jesse Watters’s show. Watters is one of the most hard right Fox News nighttime wingnuts. He’s only a half step to Tucker Carlson and not far behind Sean Hannity in his deranged Trump love.

Yet there was Michael Richards, not as Kramer, but doing a serious interview with someone the “Seinfeld” group — Larry David especially — would abhor.

But Watters has a big audience, and appearing with him did the trick. Overnight, Richards’s self-published book, “Entrances and Exits,” jumped to number 19 on amazon.

Good work, but I’m going to figure out a way to return my Kindle edition this morning. Richards is using his book tour to stage a little comeback, and overcome his incident 18 years ago when he snapped on stage during stand up comedy and used the N word. So he’s chosen the racist, right wing Fox News and its mouthpiece, Jesse Watters.

This speaks volumes. On Tuesday, Richards barely missed a blow up on The View when he said, telling his story, “You couldn’t say the N word then.” Joy Behar snapped back, “You can’t say it now.” Joy picked up on something that we were trying to ignore.

Before this Watters appearance, I was going to write a cute item about Richards’ book. Not anymore. And now we know why no publisher wanted this book. Got it.

ermuted Press. Kindle Edition.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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