Ted Cruz Defeats the New York Times

Ted Cruz Defeats the New York Times

You heard about how the New York Times was keeping Ted Cruz’s new book off of their best-seller list, because reasons?  Well, look who is on the list this week…


Five days after accusing The New York Times of bias, secrecy and foul play, Ted Cruz is finally getting what he wanted: a highly coveted spot on the paper’s bestseller list.

Cruz’s memoir, “A Time For Truth,” will appear at No. 7 on the Times’ list for hardcover nonfiction, reflecting its second-week sales, a Times spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday. The Texas senator’s book had not been included on the list for its first week, on the grounds that its sales had been driven by “strategic bulk purchases.”

Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said that the newspaper made no changes to its selection process, and so the fact that Cruz’s book is being included now suggests a rise in individual purchases, spurred by his public battle with the paper.

Both the book publisher and Amazon.com rejected the NYT’s claims.  Score one for the good guys!

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