What Media Bias? NY Times Won’t Include Ted Cruz’s Book on Bestsellers List
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Despite the fact that it’s already selling very well, the New York Times won’t include Ted Cruz’s new book on their bestsellers list. If more people were able to learn about Cruz and his positive vision for America, they might actually like him and the New York Times can’t have that.
Dylan Byers of Politico:
N.Y. Times keeps Cruz off bestseller list
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.
Cruz’s publisher contacted the Times and got a predictably lame response:
This week, HarperCollins, the book’s publisher, sent a letter to The New York Times inquiring about Cruz’s omission from the list, sources with knowledge of the situation said. The Times responded by telling HarperCollins that the book did not meet their criteria for inclusion.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, it should. In 2008, as the media was going ga-ga over Barack Obama, the New York Times refused to publish an op-ed by John McCain:
The Times and the McCain Op-Ed
The Op-Ed section of The New York Times has decided not to publish an opinion piece submitted by Senator John McCain in response to one published last week by his Democratic rival, Senator Barack Obama, on his plan for Iraq.
The decision occurs against the backdrop of the candidates’ dueling visions on the war in Iraq and how to handle the war going forward, particularly whether there should be a timetable for withdrawal or “time horizons” as spoken by President Bush or a measured troop presence for the foreseeable future to maintain stability.
Keep all of this in mind the next time anyone tells you there’s no bias against conservatives in media.