Ted Cruz Blasts The New York Times for Bestseller List Omission

There’s a book missing from The New York Times most recent nonfiction bestseller list, according to Ted Cruz. His book. Which he claims should have placed high on the list. But the paper has stuck by its list and by its methodology for coming up with the bestsellers. Their methodology is largely a secret as they do not just look at overall sales numbers like other publications.

But Cruz has said the omission is because the paper is against him politically. I think he should probably do a little research before making a statement like that. I mean, does he think the paper is more in line with Bill O’Reilly? Anyway, I don’t see why this matters. I’m sure Ted Cruz has sold and will sell plenty of books. Ted Cruz is a presidential “candidate” and I think he should be worrying about more important things than The New York Times bestseller list.

I’m from Texas and I don’t see Ted Cruz as having any chance at the White House in 2016, but he definitely won’t be moving into the the Oval Office if things like this are near the top of his list of importance. But I’ve come to expect him to worry about all the wrong things during his time in public office, so this really doesn’t surprise me at all.

Do you care at all that Ted Cruz was left off the most prominent bestseller list in the country? I most certainly do not.


On this day in 2014 I published Saturday Selects: Guys.

 

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5 thoughts on “Ted Cruz Blasts The New York Times for Bestseller List Omission

  1. Nah. Like you said, there are more important things to worry about. And if the New York Times doesn’t just base their claims on number of sales, what’s he getting so snippy about? Does he just want the accolades of being on the list? Because I have to tell you, that list means nothing to me, personally. Get past it, Mr. Cruz.

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    • Well it is nice to make the list. There’s a reason that NYT bestseller almost automatically goes on the cover of any book that does make it. I just don’t think he should be worried about it at the moment. Or ever, really. But average Joe next door who wrote a book and hot it published to critical acclaim and nice sales? Yes. He can worry about it.

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  2. I think it’s more of a shock to him to be told, rather bluntly, that he doesn’t carry the sway he imagines he does. Also, and this is most likely due to my own political preferences affecting my social media, but this is the first I’ve heard of him outside of The Daily Show.

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