Latest Ted Cruz controversy: The NYT bestseller list

Latest Ted Cruz controversy: The NYT bestseller list
Olympus has fallen.

[Ed. – I don’t know, NYT.  If you really disqualified bestsellers for the disputable reason cited — “strategic bulk purchases” — I think we would have heard complaints before.  This sounds awful darn particular.]

Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign tome, A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America, has sold 11,854 copies. That should have been enough to earn it the No. 2 slot onThe New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction. But, instead comedian Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance occupies that spot.

As for the Texas Republican running for president? He didn’t even make the list.

Some conservatives sense a vast left-wing conspiracy aimed at denying Cruz the literary and political recognition that he deserves. …

Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy, in an email to Politico, has a different explanation for why A Time for Truth was disqualified: “In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.” …

However, HarperCollins, in a statement provided to BuzzFeed, insists that it has “no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization.”

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