Cruz campaign rips NYT for leaving book off bestseller list

Greg Nash
Greg Nash
Greg Nash

By Jesse Byrnes

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign is blasting The New York Times for not including the GOP presidential candidate’s book on its influential bestseller list.

It described the newspaper’s initial explanations for not including the recently released A Time For Truth as “cryptic” and “false,” and suggested the Times “does not want people to read the book.”

“The Times is presumably embarrassed by having their obvious partisan bias called out. But their response—alleging ‘strategic bulk purchases’—is a blatant falsehood,” campaign spokesperson Rick Tyler said in a statement.

“The evidence is directly to the contrary. In leveling this false charge, the Times has tried to impugn the integrity of Senator Cruz and of his publisher Harper Collins,” Tyler continued.
“We call on the Times, release your so-called ‘evidence.’ Demonstrate that your charge isn’t simply a naked fabrication, designed to cover up your own partisan agenda. And, if you cannot do so, then issue a public apology to Senator Cruz and Harper Collins editor Adam Bellow for making false charges against them,” he added.
A spokesperson said the Times stood by its statement Thursday night and had no additional comment.