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Wouldn’t you expect a popular presidential candidate in the middle of a press tour for a new book to at least rate on The New York Times bestseller list? Well, despite selling over an impressive 11,000 books in its first week — which would put it in THIRD — the paper kept the Ted Cruz’s A Time for Truth completely off the list.
Aren't news organizations supposed to be impartial?
originally posted by: roadgravel
Isn't he supposed to be solving the country's problems? Why is he writing books. Oh, right. Congressmen work to enrich their bank accounts; solve problems, not so much.
Is it another coloring book? I imagine that's his level of reality and those that listen to him.
In an email to Politico’s Dylan Byers, Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy explained why Cruz’s “A Time For Truth” was omitted, noting that the company has “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.”
“In the case of this book,” she added, “the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”
The Times accused Cruz’s publisher of trying to buy its way onto the bestseller list by having a firm like Result Source hire thousands of people across America to individually purchase a copy of “A Time For Truth,” in the hope that some of those retailers are on the secret list of booksellers who report their sales to the Times, or that the aggregate purchasers will simply be too high for the Times to ignore.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Liquesence
I wonder if Ted Cruz is going to try to buy votes, too?
I don't think he would stoop so low as to use a liberal tactic.