(Tea Party PAC) – Uh oh. Looks like the good folks over at The New York Times have been triggered by Donald Trump Jr.’s new book aptly titled, “Triggered.” The new title has made it to the number one spot on The New York Times’ very own bestseller list, prompting reporters at the Times to throw a hissy fit and call into question the method behind the bestsellers list, something conservatives have been skeptical of for years.
BizPac Review reports:
Reporters Alexandra Alter and Nicholas Confessore allege that following the release of the book, which they describe as a “broad attack on his critics, Democrats and the news media,” there was much “debate over how and why it had claimed the No. 1 spot.”
For years conservatives have complained the list is a “fraud” that heavily favors books by liberal authors, and it’s likely that this “self-reflective” article feeds that narrative, especially as the reporters note that Jr. “had gotten a boost from his father’s Twitter feed and from the Republican National Committee.” They claim the RNC paid nearly $100,000 to purchase a large number of copies to sell specifically to their base. This is reflected by “a tiny dagger symbol that appeared next to the title on the list” that is used to indicate bulk purchases.
“Of the 10 nonfiction hardcover titles currently on The Times’s best-seller list, ‘Triggered’ is the only one featuring that symbol,” the article notes, sounding suspiciously like a whining child crying “that’s not fair” after losing a game they expected to win.
But RNC spokesperson Mike Reed simply stated that they “haven’t made a large bulk purchase, but are ordering copies to keep up with demand,” as the book was anticipated to sell like wildfire upon its release. (And it did, hence the number one spot.)
In a note that casts doubt on the legitimacy and integrity of their own bestseller list, the authors go on to say that it’s impossible to know “how many copies of Mr. Trump’s book were sold through bulk orders, whether to the R.N.C. or other groups.” Alter and Confessore even go on to admit that The New York Times “does not disclose the methodology behind its best-seller lists,” and that while the dagger symbol denotes that “some bookstores reported bulk sales,” it implies that not all bookstores are required to report bulk buys.
Oh, the irony. The New York Times has long been criticized by conservatives for favoring liberal authors on their bestsellers list. They have failed to be transparent in their determining how the list is established but this hasn’t seemed to be a problem for them, until now. Now that Donald Trump Jr.’s new book has somehow, mysteriously made it to the top of the list, their own staff is questioning the process.
It’s highly entertaining to watch liberals have tantrums over literally everything related to conservatives. It’s just completely unfathomable to them how Trump Jr.’s book could possibly be a number one bestseller. Could it be because millions of Americans actually support him and his father, and want to hear what he has to say? No, never! Or so they claim. It must be some kind of flaw in the process.
What a sham.
The process aside, it’s interesting to note the reporters called the book a “broad attack on his critics,” as if to undermine its’ integrity and content. The left and their media sycophants broadly attack Donald Trump almost round-the-clock. The New York Times itself broadly attacks Trump and conservatives regularly. They have the nerve to label Trump Jr.’s book as a “broad attack on his critics” with a straight face.
There is most certainly no shortage of hypocrisy among the left.