Conservative Publisher Cuts Ties With New York Times Over Alleged Best-Seller List ‘Bias’
A major conservative publisher says they are completely severing ties with The New York Times over its revered best-seller list.
On Monday night, Regnery Publishing tweeted that “after years of bias,” they “want nothing more to do” with the paper.
— Regnery Publishing (@Regnery) September 5, 2017
As The Associated Press reports, Regnery Publishing, whose authors include Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, and now-President Donald Trump, allege that Dinesh D’Souza‘s latest book The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, deserves a higher ranking on the list, which the NYT placed at #7 but ranked #1 on other lists. They also claim that No Go Zones: How Sharia Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You, written by Raheem Kassam, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, should be ranked higher as well.
The Times rejects the idea that they play politics with their best-seller list.
“Our goal is that the lists reflect authentic best sellers,” NYT spokesman Jordan Cohen stated. “The political views of authors have no bearing on our rankings, and the notion that we would manipulate the lists to exclude books for political reasons is simply ludicrous.”
Marji Ross, president and publisher of Regnery, believes otherwise.
“I ask you to consider this: We are often told it’s foolish to bite the hand that feeds you,” she said in a letter to her authors. “I say it’s just as foolish to feed the hand that bites you.”
This means that from now on, its writers cannot tout the coveted title of being a “New York Times Best-Selling Author.”
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