As Twitchy told you, The New York Times recently offered up a B.S. excuse for their decision to keep Ted Cruz off the bestseller list. Well, what a difference a week — or getting busted — makes:

More from Politico:

Cruz’s memoir, “A Time For Truth,” will appear at No. 7 on the Times’ list for hardcover nonfiction, reflecting its second-week sales, a Times spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday. The Texas senator’s book had not been included on the list for its first week, on the grounds that its sales had been driven by “strategic bulk purchases.”

Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said that the newspaper made no changes to its selection process, and so the fact that Cruz’s book is being included now suggests a rise in individual purchases, spurred by his public battle with the paper.

“This week’s NYT best seller list was arrived at using the same process as last week’s – and the week before that,” Murphy wrote. “That process involves a careful analysis of data, and is not influenced in any way by the content of a book, or by pressure from publishers or book sellers.”

But Politico seems more annoyed with Cruz:

What, no harsh words for the NYT’s shameless self-beclownment?

Guess they just can’t help themselves.



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