George W. Bush seemed to be everywhere last week, talking about his new memoir with TV hosts including Oprah Winfrey, NBC's Matt Lauer, Fox News' Sean Hannity and CNN's Candy Crowley.
Still, "Decision Points" didn't garner even a third as much media attention as the harshly critical 2008 tell-all written by former Press Secretary Scott McClellan, according to a study by Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
In its first week on shelves, McClellan's book—and the media firestorm it generated—got triple the share of coverage that his former boss's would in 2010. McClellan's book filled 14 percent of the newshole its first week, whereas Bush's filled only 4.1 percent. (Former CIA Director George Tenet's 2007 book on the Iraq invasion also got a larger share of coverage than the Bush memoir.)Read More »from Study: Bush tell-all got triple the coverage of Bush memoir