After an initial snub, Ted Cruz’s biography has finally made it on the New York Times bestseller list.
Last week, Politico reported that the Times was withholding his book from their list, despite sales numbers that outdid nearly every other “bestseller.”
The Times accused Cruz of buying in bulk to inflate sales numbers, a claim which Cruz, HarperCollins, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble all refuted.
Now The Hill reports that Cruz’s A Time for Truth will appear as number 7 on Friday’s nonfiction bestsellers list.
"This week's NYT best seller list was arrived at using the same process as last week's - and the week before that," Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy told The Hill. "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."
Cruz told The Kelly File he was “glad” to be on the list, but went on to complain about a pattern of discrimination from the paper.
"[I]t seems to me, there are a lot of conservative authors The New York Times discriminates against," he said. "If they want to be credible journalists, the public editor needs to investigate their methodology, see if they're discriminating against authors that they may have different political views [from].”