I think we know that Rachel is not the best interviewer, despite the sucking up by her colleagues. (Chris Hayes running a clip, plus calling it "an exclusive prime time interview." When it's not exclusive and is only aired in prime time but recorded some other time. How hard would a live interview have been? This isn't "60 Minutes." And then LOD, like he always does, spending his time playing footage from Rachel's interview as if she'd gotten the scoop of the century and as if his viewers hadn't already just seen it. Ugh.) I think she actually does better in the live settings, like when she talked to Kellyanne Conway and got good marks for not letting her off the hook.
We didn't learn a damn thing. And the pre-publication shows followed by the interviews, because they've pretty much told us everything in the book, have actually made me less eager to read it. I debated buying it versus getting on the waiting list at the library. I'm #86 on 31 copies at the library and I can wait.
I've said it before and it's probably not popular, but I really feel like Rachel has grown so in love with her ability to read out loud, from reading all those court transcripts, that she's lost her ability to edit herself. We don't need her reading us irrelevancies, like the times she narrates the pleasantries between the judge and the litigants that pass before she gets to the meat, and we don't need her reading every single detail from a book she's read that doesn't add to our understanding.