Costco, the second largest retailer in America, made the decision to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s latest book, America: Imagine a World Without Her, from its shelves because it did not meet the threshold for sales items. So of course, wingnuts are losing their sh*t. How DARE Costco remove a book which isn’t selling?
Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book “America: Imagine the World Without Her”, beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing to do with the content of the book.
Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions.
After we made the return, a documentary was released about the book. Since then there has been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at locations still in stock. Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book. – Karen
You see, it will be back? No need to fret. You can still purchase one of Dinesh’s hate on Obama books at Costco. That was not “seemingly” a response. That was direct information from Costco. You can tell because it says “Costco” at the top of the page on Facebook.
Still yet, one Facebook user wrote after Costco specifically said the book will be back on the shelves, “Stupid a-holes at Costco. Keep supporting the imposter and no one, even progressives will be able to afford to shop there.”
Another one reads, “Sorry Costco!! I will spend my money elsewhere!! For some reason I have a Sam’s membership and guess where my money is going?? Pulling this book because it was not selling is such a big bunch of BS!! How about Hiliary’s book?? Even Amazon is barely selling her stuff but they haven’t pulled the thing!! Censorship if censorship no matter how you describe it!!”
Actually, I would describe their move as a Free Market decision.
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) July 8, 2014
WE CANCELLED OUR MEMBERSHIP HOURS AGO. THIS IS POLITICAL & AND ATTACK ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH. GOD BLESS AMERICA @Rockprincess818
— D. Robbins (@dmroberts929) July 8, 2014
It’s all Hillary’s fault.
A woman with bad grammar weighed in, naturally.
— karen piscopo1 (@karenpiscopo1) July 8, 2014
— Claudia (@CedarStArt) July 8, 2014
— Ralph Schiano (@RalphSchiano) July 8, 2014
I’m not sure what this means, but it’s probably super-important.
— Dan The A-K Man (@MisterAK47) July 8, 2014
Back to Hillary, because of course.
The biggest wingnut of all weighed in with a WorldNetDaily link.
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 8, 2014
I found this at Wonkette.
Go to Costco’s Facebook page and leave something kind. The wingnuts are attacking them.