So, there’s this from Townhall ….
It occurred on July 9. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) book, “The Time For Truth,” sold more than all but two books on The New York Times bestsellers list, according toMediaite. Additionally, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly are on the list, which makes the optics of this situation look worse for theTimes. The publication countered by saying they saw evidence of “strategic bulk purchases” that warranted Sen. Cruz’s omission from the list (via Reuters):
New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said the company stands by its statement on Thursday that Cruz’s book did not meet the standards for its bestseller list, “which includes an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold.”
“In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases,” the statement said. …..
But, then, there’s this ….
HarperCollins Publishers has investigated the sales pattern for Ted Cruz’s book A TIME FOR TRUTH and has found no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization. ….
And, now, there’s this ……
Now, Amazon says something isn’t right about the “strategic bulk purchases” claim. Oh wait; they said there was “no evidence” of “unusual bulk purchase activity” at all:
On Sunday, an Amazon spokesperson told the On Media blog that the company’s sales data showed no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity for the Texas senator’s memoir, casting further doubt on the Times’ claim that the book — “A Time For Truth” — had been omitted from its list because sales had been driven by “strategic bulk purchases.”
“As of yesterday, ‘A Time for Truth’ was the number 13 bestselling book, and there is no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity in our sales data,” Sarah Gelman, Amazon’s director of press relations, said in an email.
Amazon’s findings match those of HarperCollins, the book’s publisher, which said Friday that it had “investigated the sales pattern” for Cruz’s book and found “no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization.” Moments after that announcement, Cruz’s campaign issued a press release accusing the Times of lying and calling on the paper to provide evidence of bulk purchasing or else formally apologize.
It’s so strange, for me. People at the NY Times intentionally live a lie even when everyone knows they’re lying. I do expected from leftards, I just don’t understand it. I suppose it allows other leftards to live a lie, in a mindless, senseless manner, but, all that creates is a bunch of delusional fools. One can only surmise creating a bunch of delusional fools is the goal of the people at the NY Times.