Ted Cruz’s assertion that The New York Times lied to keep his book titled, “A Time for Truth” off its best-seller list is gaining momentum by the day.
Two retail giants, Amazon and Barnes & Noble have emerged with statements that support the Republican presidential contender’s claim that The New York Times has been shading the truth by claiming bulk orders have been bolstering sales.
First, Amazon stated Sunday that there was “no evidence” of bulk sales, according Politico.
Amazon: ‘No evidence’ of bulk sales for Cruz book – POLITICO http://t.co/Gp1SVlDg8D
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 14, 2015
On Monday, one of the nation’s largest book sellers, Barnes & Noble echoed Amazon with a simple statement to CNN Money:
“The company has seen no evidence of bulk book sales for ‘A Time for Truth.'”
The retailers are echoing Cruz’s publisher, HarperCollins, which denied bulk book sales have contributed to the high volume being purchased.
These statements fly in the face of The New York Times’ reasoning for keeping “A Time for Truth” off its prestigious list. The Times had stated Cruz’s book, which should be debuting around No. 3, was not included because the paper had an “overwhelming preponderance of evidence” there had been calculated bulk sales to boost the numbers.
To date, there hasn’t been one major book seller to support The Time’s claim. And The Times isn’t providing its own.
Cruz has fought back hard against the liberal paper and has demanded an apology from The Times.
Push-back to the overt media bias by The Times has also taken off on social media:
@EWErickson @benshapiro Democrat operatives like the @nytimes don’t need evidence, all they need to do is accuse, seems to work #MediaBias
— Shelley Bowen (@heritagefive5) July 14, 2015
Why did @NYTimes omit @TedCruz from best seller list? #LiberalBias? http://t.co/MhkAc8q7v7 #Politics #Media #2016 #GOP #NYT #Publishing
— Erik Larson (@eelarson) July 14, 2015
I’m not a huge Ted Cruz fan, but it would seem the NYT has some explaining (or backpedaling) to do. http://t.co/8ANOumrW2b
— Tom McCuin (@TomMcCuin) July 14, 2015
I am shocked, shocked to find gambling in this establishment! NY Times Caught Lying About Sales of Ted Cruz Book | http://t.co/j7KjfyB77Z
— Derek Gilbert (@derekgilbert) July 14, 2015
Hello…Amazon is Not the only Company that Sells Books. http://t.co/y0tSXqAQrD
— Rachael (@Rachaelage) July 14, 2015
Hello … there’s also Barnes & Noble.
Amazon and Barnes and Noble side with #TedCruz in bestseller fight with New York Times http://t.co/0mvSVySlfa via @CNNMoney #Cruz2016 #tcot
— GlockLady CRUZr (@GlockLady) July 13, 2015
Getting more interesting: Barnes and Noble also says it saw no unusual bulk orders. http://t.co/xxcbDW64D3 https://t.co/Cb9TtbZyEh
— Brian S. Wise (@BrianSWise) July 13, 2015
Here is Cruz’s statement from July 10 accusing The Times of lying:
The New York Times is lying — they should release their evidence or issue a formal apology https://t.co/CMqlbrkysS pic.twitter.com/K3mQhmNsqf
— Team Cruz (@TeamTedCruz) July 10, 2015
Cruz Campaign to NYT: Apologize or Show Your Evidence – Breitbart http://t.co/V74XXhHn5T #NYT #Amazon #BarnesandNoble #Costco
— #Reality McCoy (@ForMotionCreatv) July 11, 2015
Will Cruz get his apology? It looks promising.
At least he will, when it’s a time for truth at The Times.
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