"The Great Reset: And the War for the World" soared to No. 1 and actually outsold the non-fiction title atop The New York Times bestseller list but the legacy outlet refused to list it.
"Total consumer preorders from 8/10 to 8/30 were 24,739 copies from Amazon alone, with 11,297 copies ordered during the publication week, for a total of 36,036 copies sold," noted a press release from Jones' organization.
"'I’m Glad My Mom Died' by Jennette McCurdy, which sold 34,686 units this week, was listed as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. 'Breaking History,' by Jared Kushner, sold 13,356 copies in the same week, and was listed as #2. 'The Great Reset' is #6 right now on the Amazon weekly bestseller list for all books sold in all genres and formats," the release continued.
"In just a little over a week’s time there are already 417 Amazon customer reviews with a remarkable average of 4.9 out of 5.0 stars. The Great Reset sold nine times as many copies as the #15 book on the New York Times list, 'Vacuuming in the Nude' by Peggy Rowe, which sold a grand total of 3,587 copies," the release noted further.
"When asked for comment on how The Great Reset could have been excluded from New York Times bestseller list, a spokesman for the NYT insisted it had nothing whatsoever to do with the author or the content of the book. Instead, they falsely claimed it was 'just sales pattern.' For a company that routinely publishes articles excoriating others both for disseminating misinformation and for engaging in heinous acts of censorship, The New York Times should be ashamed," the press release noted further.
"The public should recognize that it can’t trust what they publish. They are an advocacy organization, not a news organization. This is a sad commentary on the state of journalism in the United States. It is time to end the censorship of conservative voices from bestseller lists. The Great Reset was the bestselling hardcover non-fiction book in America last week. Period."
The omission was so egregious, in fact, that Fox News host Tucker Carlson addressed the issue on his Monday night show.
“Last week, the paper told us that the best-selling book in the United States was a title called I’m Glad My Mom Died by a child actress called Jennette McCurdy. But that was not true. That book was not the best-selling book in America,” Carlson explained.
“In fact, the best selling book in America last week was The Great Reset: And The War For The World written by Alex Jones. Jones sold more than 56,000 copies of his book last week.”
“Jennette McCurdy, whatever her merits – we have no idea – sold 34,686 copies of her book. So Alex Jones sold a lot more books,” Carlson added. “Alex Jones had the biggest book in the country, but The New York Times lied about that because The New York Times doesn’t want you to know that.”
“The New York Times wants you to believe that Alex Jones is more discredited than The New York Times, the paper that started the Iraq War by lying about weapons of mass destruction and got a million people killed. ‘But Alex Jones is worse, he’s a mental patient, no one listens to him!’ So they lied about his book. What else are they lying about? You wonder,” Carlson concluded.
Tucker Carlson says that the New York Times lied about what the best-selling book in America was. pic.twitter.com/ftGA7iMwtt
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 13, 2022
For his part, Jones took the Times to task as well.
“This is about organized fraud,” Jones said. “Because imagine if it’s a nationalist or populist book that is popular and goes to the top five or ten or number one, and they block it, well that’s what they’re going to do with ratings. It came out that Nielsen will give higher ratings to CNN or MSNBC than they actually have. Or they’ll cheat in an election and give more votes to the establishment candidate than the other. What it is, is fraud. They’re willing to put their finger on the scale.”