New York Times beclowns itself over Ted Cruz book

  • 17 July 2015
  • NormanL
New York Times beclowns itself over Ted Cruz book

Presidential candidates write books. But what happens when a GOP candidate like Sen. Ted Cruz writes a book that is flying off the shelves? If you're the New York Times, you refuse to notice it:

The New York Times informed HarperCollins...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...

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.

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.

The Times excuses itself, saying Cruz's book violates its standards for listing a title in the bestsellers list.




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Image of A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America
Manufacturer: Broadside Books
Part Number: 096509
Price: $27.99