New York Times 'Fudged' Book Sales Data to Put #1 Conservative Book on Kavanaugh at #6

NewsBusters | 7/21/2019 | Staff
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Conservatives have repeatedly protested how The New York Times "Bestseller List" doesn't live up to its name. We have reported the pattern with David Limbaugh and Dinesh D'Souza.

The newest example came from Sean Davis of The Federalist, and the book in question is Justice On Trial by Mollie Hemingway (of The Federalist) and Carrie Severino. The book about the Kavanaugh confirmation shot to #1 on Amazon, but the Times was playing games....again. Davis said they "fudged" it.

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Industry sales figures show that the New York Times ignored actual data on nationwide sales in order to depress the rankings not just for the Hemingway/Severino book, but also Mark Levin’s latest book on the corruption of modern journalism.

According to Publishers Weekly, the only public source of point-of-sale data on book sales, “Justice on Trial,” was the top-selling non-fiction book published over the last week.

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Mark Levin's Unfreedom of the Press was #2. But the Times list puts Levin at #5 and Hemingway & Severino at #6. Everything above them on their list sold fewer copies on the Publishers Weekly chart. Davis goes further:

In fact, a comparison of rankings based on sales figures and the New York Times list shows a massive discrepancy between reality and what the editors of the New York Times list apparently wish to be true. For example, six of the top 15 best-sellers by actual sales are entirely absent from the Times list.

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The New York Times similarly boosted books by left-wing authors and placed them on the list despite sales figures showing much lower rankings. An anti-Trump book by left-wing activist Joy Reid of MSNBC, for example, was placed...
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