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Monday, June 13, 2022
CNS' Double Standard On Book Sales

CNSNews.comn managing editor Michael W. Chapman sneered in a May 2 article:

Jill: A Biography of the First Lady, written by two top journalists at the Associated Press, only sold 250 copies in its first week of release, reported the liberal news outlet Politico.

"A newly released biography about Jill Biden, by two well-respected Associated Press journalists, sold just 250 units in its first week, according to the company," said Politico on April 29. 

The news outlet further reported, "NPD BookScan, which tracks book sales in the U.S., said that prominent books about [Donald] Trump released in his first two years of office outsold [Joe] Biden books during his first year and a half by, what an official there said was, 'essentially 10:1.'"

Apparently, for readers and book publishers, Trump is a far more profitable prospect than Biden. 

Chapman provided no evidence that Politico is "liberal" -- to the contrary, he proved it isn't because a "liberal" outlet wouldn't have reported this story. 

Meanwhile, CNS is indisputably a right-wing outlet because it hid stories about abysmal book sales among conservatives. For instance, you will find nothing at CNS about the abysmal sales for a book by right-wing Rep. Matt Gaetz -- selling as few as 2,200 copies over its entire run.

Chapman also dipped CNS' toe back into promoting Donald Trump's Big Lie about election fraud -- which it eagerly did after the 2020 presidential election -- snottily claiming that Joe Biden "won a historic election with reportedly 80 million votes." Chapman is suggesting there is legitimate dispute about the number of votes Biden received -- which there isn't.

This sort of snotty behavior by a member of management is not the way CNS builds journalistic credibiity.

Posted by Terry K. at 7:34 PM EDT

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