[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The New York Times has long been divorced from impartial journalism. The Grey Lady is an American Pravda with sprinklings of truth now and again and their editorial standards reflect this remarkable leftist bias.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Recently, Texas Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz authored a book, “A Time for Truth.” The book holds no punches as it begins and ends with naming of names of who in the GOP is actively betraying Americans in the furtherance of a “go-along-to-get-along” agenda.
The book has shot-up in sales and has become a hit with those looking for a refreshing bit of honesty at a time when transparency in government is increasingly difficult to come by.
However, not all are pleased with Cruz’ success as the New York Times has banned Cruz’ book from listing in their bestseller list, despite the fact that the book’s sales are outpacing 18 of the 20 book.
By any logical assessment, it would seem that the Times have booted Cruz’ book because of its content.
POLITICO broke the story and revealed:
The New York Times informed HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times’ bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned.
Cruz’s “A Time For Truth,” published on June 30, sold 11,854 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Bookscan’s hardcover sale numbers. That’s more than 18 of the 20 titles that will appear on the bestseller list for the week ending July 4. Aziz Ansari’s “Modern Romance,” which is #2 on the list, sold fewer than 10,000 copies. Ann Coulter’s “Adios America,” at #11, sold just over half as many copies.
“A Time For Truth” has also sold more copies in a single week than Rand Paul’s “Taking a Stand,” which has been out for more than a month, and more than Marco Rubio’s “American Dreams,” which has been out for six months. It is currently #4 on the Wall Street Journal hardcover list, #4 on the Publisher’s Weekly hardcover list, #4 on the Bookscan hardcover list, and #1 on the Conservative Book Club list.
When HarperCollins questioned the Times in a letter, wondering why Cruz’ book was omitted, the Times replied that it did not meet their standards for inclusion.
“We have uniform standards that we apply to our best seller list, which includes an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold,” Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy explained when asked about the omission. “This book didn’t meet that standard this week.”
Asked to specify those standards, Murphy replied: “Our goal is that the list reflect authentic best sellers, so we look at and analyze not just numbers, but patterns of sales for every book.”
For those who don’t speak elitist propagandist, the Times’ reply is the verbose way of saying, “Because I said so!”
Though initially holding-off on commenting, the Cruz Campaign offered a statement with regards to the Times’ indefensible position.
Their decision to blackball Cruz’s book suggests that the Times very much does not want people to read the book.
When the Times was roundly condemned for its obvious political bias, they issued a revised statement: “In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”
This statement is false, and the Times knows it.
There were no “strategic bulk purchases.” Cruz spent last week on a nation-wide book tour, signing copies of his book at multiple locations. Booksellers at each event had long lines—sometimes over 400 people per event.
Simultaneously, Cruz’s book was ranked the #1 political seller on Amazon, and made it as high as the #9 overall seller (across all categories, including fiction).
“The Times is presumably embarrassed by having their obvious partisan bias called out. But their response—alleging ‘strategic bulk purchases’—is a blatant falsehood,” said Cruz campaign spokesperson Rick Tyler. “The evidence is directly to the contrary. In leveling this false charge, the Times has tried to impugn the integrity of Senator Cruz and of his publisher Harper Collins.”
“We call on the Times, release your so-called ‘evidence.’ Demonstrate that your charge isn’t simply a naked fabrication, designed to cover up your own partisan agenda. And, if you cannot do so, then issue a public apology to Senator Cruz and Harper Collins editor Adam Bellow for making false charges against them.”
Will the Times accept the challenge and produce this “evidence” that deems Cruz’ book sales as illegitimate? Or, will they cower and reveal themselves to be the political cowards the right has long suspected.
Nobody enjoys coffee and a newspaper as much as this author; but if this is to be the future of the newspaper, allow the Grey Lady to die with dignity before further damage is done to her reputation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
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