(TeaParty.org) – We know full well the majority of the mainstream media is brazenly, blatantly liberal.
From news to social media to entertainment, the bias is hard to deny.
But while these sectors of the media seem to dominate the conversation, we can’t forget about books, good, old-fashioned books–and the newspapers that claim authority on which ones are worth buying.
The New York Times Bestseller List has long been considered the top authority on the best books currently in print and, as the name would imply, which books readers like best.
However, it is a well-kept secret that how they determine “bestsellers” isn’t always based on what sells best.
Sometimes it’s based on, well, their preferences as the wildly-liberal New York Times.
Now, they’re getting busted for their bias.
According to The Washinton Examiner’s Paul Bedard, reveals the paper is now under fire for snubbing a popular book about Christian faith and one from a pro-Trump conservative from their venerable list while including Stormy Daniel’s recently released book.
“[T]he New York Times bestseller list is putting books by a model and a porn actress above those with bigger sales numbers that focus on Jesus and promote President Trump,” Bedard explains.
One of the books the NYT has ignored is “Jesus is Risen,” from David Limbaugh, a book about the early church that has been incredibly popular among consumers yet remains conspicuously absent from the bestseller list.
“Liars, Leakers, and Liberals” from Fox Host Jeannine Pirro has also been selling well, yet it’s placed lower on the bestseller list than it ought to be considering the success it has been enjoying.
According to Publisher’s Weekly, Limbaugh’s book sold 9,218 copies while Pirro’s book sold 9,187 for the week, while porn star Stormy Daniels “Full Disclosure” sold only 8,911.
The bestseller lists’ rankings do not reflect these sales.
“Going by sales numbers, Limbaugh should be ranked seventh and Pirro eighth. Instead, Limbaugh doesn’t even make the list, which ranks the top 15, and Pirro is last,” says Bedard.
“Ahead of them are books with worse numbers,” he continues. “Trump accuser and porn star Stormy Daniels is ranked 11th for selling 8,911 copies of ‘Full Disclosure.’ Model Gisele Bundchen’s ‘Lessons’ is ranked 9th for selling 8,342.”
It sounds like the bestseller list’s math to determine rank is as complicated as the Facebook algorithm. It certainly seems to have the same objective, at least.
It makes so little sense, that some publishers have completely stopped cut themselves off from the list.
“It’s no surprise to us that the New York Times ranked Stormy Daniels over ‘Jesus is Risen’ despite the fact that ‘Jesus is Risen’ sold more copies. It simply confirms the decision we made last year to break our ties with the list,” a spokesperson for “Jesus is Risen” publisher Regnery Publishing, told The Examiner.
Regnery’s other clients include Dinesh D’Souza, Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter.
“Regardless of what the NYT Bestseller List wishes were true, it’s clear that Americans are hungrier than ever for Christian and conservative messages,” their spokesperson added.
Just like every other facet of the mainstream media, this “bestseller” list has more to do with controlling speech than reflecting the opinions of the public.