The New York Times The best-seller list is an unreliable source of bad math, especially when conservative authors are doing well. We have seen it before with David Limbaugh and Dinesh D’Souza. We have seen it with Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino. Now it’s happening to Michael Knowles and his new book. Speechless. That hit # 1 on Amazon.com on Friday. The Daily Wire reported:
Daily Wire host Michael Knowles’ new book Speechless, sold nearly 18,000 copies in the week ending June 26, making it the nation’s best-selling non-fiction work, well ahead of Bill O’Reilly and Malcolm Gladwell’s second- and third-place books. , with almost 13,000 and a little more. 9,000, respectively.
That is according to Weekly editors, which gets its data from NPD BookScan, the most comprehensive book sales count in the industry.
But you wouldn’t know by reading The New York Times. The Times’ prestigious “bestseller list” does not include Without words: control of words, control of minds at all in his ready of the 15 best books of the same week.
Instead, it lists books like June 19th which according to BookScan sold just 4,774 copies that week, or just over a quarter of Knowles’ book. In the N. 13, list Someone’s daughter a “memoir on the growing up of a poor black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration” that appears nowhere in Publishers Weekly’s list of the 25 best non-fiction books.
Regnery’s executive, Tom Spence, was blunt. “The omission (once again) of the best-selling book of the week Times’ the so-called bestseller list confirms that fact-free journalism has found a comfortable home in the old registered newspaper, “Spence told The Daily Wire.
When you contact The Daily Wire, The New York Times He explained that Knowles’ book sales “did not meet the standards for inclusion” among books it deemed “widely popular” last week.
While the Times has excluded Knowles book, continues to include Ibram X. Kendi 2019 How to be anti-racist on their hardcover nonfiction bestseller list, even though Kendi’s book is not among Weekly editorsList of the 25 best sellers. In fact, “How to be an Anti-racist” is not even between USA Today’s 100 best-selling books.