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After being snubbed last week Ted Cruz makes the New York Times bestseller list

July 15, 2015

 Last week Ted Cruz released his new book, A Time For Truth, and although it sold more copies than 18 out of the 20 books which appeared on The New York Times bestseller list it was not included on the list. The New York Times claimed this was because of “strategic bulk purchases” however Amazon stated there was no proof of this at all.

Both HarperCollins, the book’s publisher, and Amazon, the largest Internet retailer in the country, said last week that they had found “no evidence” that bulk purchases drove the book’s sales numbers. On Friday, Cruz campaign spokesperson Rick Tyler accused the Times of “obvious partisan bias,” and called on the paper to reveal its methodology or else publicly apologize. 

  Needless to say The New York Times neither explained it methodology nor apologized for the omission, however this week Ted Cruz’s book will debut at number 7 on the list this week.

Five days after accusing The New York Times of bias, secrecy and foul play, Ted Cruz is finally getting what he wanted: a highly coveted spot on the paper’s bestseller list.

Cruz’s memoir, “A Time For Truth,” will appear at No. 7 on the Times’ list for hardcover nonfiction, reflecting its second-week sales, a Times spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.

 

  The New York Times is claiming it has not changed its methodology but that Ted Cruz’s appearance on the list this week is most likely due to people buying the book based on the controversy Ted Cruz drummed up last week.

Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said that the newspaper made no changes to its selection process, and so the fact that Cruz’s book is being included now suggests a rise in individual purchases, spurred by his public battle with the paper.

  And who knows, maybe the controversy did spike an interest in the book but with there being no evidence of “strategist bulk sales” going on in the first week it sure looks as if there might have been some shenanigans in the first week…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce permalink
    July 15, 2015 10:35 pm

    I am not surprised about the double standard, bias, and hypocrisy. But I am appalled that nobody with any media power cares.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 16, 2015 5:33 am

      Same here!

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