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NYT won't recognize Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' as nation's No. 1 best-seller

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It brags on Page One every day that it dishes up “All the News That's Fit to Print,” but the New York Times is still refusing to tell the truth about conservative Dinesh D'Souza's best-seller, America.

The book, also a movie, is the top selling non-fiction book in the country with sales for the week ending July 19th of 25,714. The book was pulled from Costco but restocked after a public uproar.

That is an edge of nearly 8,000 books over runner-up Unbroken, the 2010 book about World War II hero Louis Zamperini written by Lauren Hillenbrand. The book is being made into a movie to debut on Christmas and has received a wave of press because the director is actress Angelina Jolie.

But in the upcoming August 3 Sunday Times list that will publish those July 13-19 sales numbers for “Print Hardcover Nonfiction” and print and ebook combined nonfiction, America is second behind Unbroken, according to publishing sources.

For D'Souza, it's a repeat slap by the Gray Lady. Secrets reported last month that the Times didn't even put it on their list of top 25 best sellers when sales charted by Nielsen showed it was the 13th best seller in the nation.

At the time, the Times said, “We let the rankings speak for themselves and are confident they are accurate.”

Accurately crediting America with the No. 1 would also be a coup for Regnery Publishing. It’s Blood Feud ranks third in the nation — and on the New York Times list.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.