Why I Rarely Answer Media Inquiries from the “Prestige Press”

If you’re a media person I blow off, blame your colleagues for asking boring questions and ruining it for everyone.

This, for example, was a question from the BBC:

Also what are your thoughts about the suggestion that Sandy Hook was a manufactured event and the parents of the children were really actors?

I’ve never written about Sandy Hook. Why ask that question of me? The guy kept emailing me asking why I wouldn’t answer him. Because it’s a stupid f-cking question, that’s why.

Look, here’s the reality.

Most people are desperate for media. They send press releases. They beg media to attend their events.

Do not come at me like I’m most people. I don’t need to see my name quoted in the Basic B-tch Channel (BBC). I’ve been in all the big newspapers, they’ve even run profiles on me. There’s no rush or excitement for me.

You must be interesting or I won’t talk to you.

Your network means f-ck-all to me.

Here is my reality. My events sell out. I have never sent out a press release or bought an advertisement. I blow off most media.

My Twitter does over 150,000,000 impressions a month. I sell more books in a month than most authors every do in a lifetime.

My audiobook, narrated by me, has almost 1,000 ratings after fewer than two years.

Unless you’ve done some homework, don’t waste my time or YOUR time.

Why bother sending an email knowing I won’t answer it? Your time is your life. Spend it wisely.

I have three books out. Read one of them.

I produced a film on free speech. Watch it.

Otherwise leave me the f-ck alone.

I legit don’t need you.

Traditional media coverage does not move the needle for me.

I was on 60 Minutes in front of 16 million people.

That was cool, a nice line item for life, but I don’t seek out TV appearances and generally prefer spending my time building up my many highly-watched and read platforms.

Traditional media doesn’t serve any use for me, but if you’re interesting, we can talk. Otherwise, nah.

Here’s a primer on me:

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