Ted Cruz's book A Time For Truth was omitted from the New York Times best seller list because the publisher, HarperCollins, allegedly tried to "buy" its way onto the list via "strategic bulk purchases" and now conservatives are pissed. Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy explained that the company has "uniform standards that we apply to our best seller list, which includes an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold. In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that the sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases."

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The Times accused HarperCollins of using a firm like Result Source to hire thousands of people throughout the US to buy the book in order for A Time For Truth appear as a best seller. The publishing company claims that an internal investigation found no evidence of strategic bulk purchases.

Meanwhile, conservatives are outraged, not by the fact that one of their candidates was part of an elaborate scheme to rig the system, but by the New York Times pushing a liberal agenda (according to them) despite the fact that conservatives Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin are among the Time's bestselling authors.

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