Another reason Americans don’t trust the media

By Dennis Prager

About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth.

I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half.

Here is but one more example: The New York Times bestseller list.

As a writer (who, for the record, had a previous book on that list), I have long known it isn’t a bestseller list, and I don’t pay attention to it. But I paid attention last week to see if my recently published book, which opened up on Amazon as the second-bestselling book in America, was on the list. It wasn’t.

The book, “The Rational Bible: Exodus,” the first volume of a five-volume commentary on the first five books of the Bible (the Torah), was No. 2 in nonfiction on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list; No. 2 on the Publishers Weekly nonfiction bestseller list; No. 1 on Ingram, the largest book wholesaler in the country; and, according to Nielson BookScan, the organization that tracks 75 to 85 percent of book sales, No. 2 in hardcover nonfiction. In fact, according to Bookscan, it outsold 14 of the 15 books on the …read more

Source:: World Net Daily