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March 22, 2011

NY Times Backs Down on Ghettoization of Books by Fox Authors

Posted by Dave Blount at March 22, 2011 6:16 AM

Apparently the moonbats infesting the New York Times still dimly remember the concept of shame — but only if reminded.

Immediately after being called to account by Dick Morris on its devious politicization of the bestseller rankings, the Times announced it would move several conservative books onto the Nonfiction list where they belong. Originally the odious publication had dumped Revolt: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs by Morris, Simple Government by Mike Huckabee, and Win by Frank Luntz into the remainder bin labeled the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list.

"What do those authors have in common?" Morris complained. "Just one thing: Huckabee, Morris, and Luntz are all Fox News contributors."

One other thing they have in common: they do not advance the moonbat ideology institutionalized by the Slimes.

Here's why it matters that the Shady Gray Lady manipulates her list:

The politicization of the Times' list could have a profound impact on sales, Morris adds. Once the new list is published, many booksellers won't put "Revolt!" in prime retail positions with the other nonfiction best-sellers. Instead, Morris complains, they could be relegated to the shelves of self-help, marital advice, and diet books.

The bestseller list, like most everything else the sneering liberal elitists at the Times misconstrue as being fit to print, is not only politically biased, but fake:

Established in 1942, The New York Times Best-Sellers list employs a secretive methodology involving the survey of more than 3,000 bookstores and 20,000 retail outlets in order to come up with its weekly list of hot reads. … The system is far from perfect. Authors have had success in the past gaming the list by making concentrated purchases of their own books at select stores known to report to the Times.

Once again we see that the Times is a vestigial relic from a bygone age. Amazon's bestseller list is based not on moonbat politics and "secretive methodology," but on actual sales, and is therefore far more accurate.

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Morris says the shenanigans come down from Fox-hating Executive Editor Bill Keller.

On a tip from Scott.