Costco Pulled America Book by Dinesh D’Souza-Truth! But Now Resolved!
Summary of eRumor:
Rumors that retail giant Costco Wholesale has told all stores to remove copies of “America: Imagine the World Without Her” by Dinesh D’Souza.
This was true, according to a July 8, 2014, article by the Washington Times. The source for the story was an exclusive released by World Net Daily.
Later that day Fox News reported that “the Costco CFO said the book will return to shelves and denied that the books were pulled for political reasons, instead blaming shoddy book sales.”
D’Souza said that “roughly 3,600 copies of his newest release has sold at Costco already, but he has no idea why the chain refuses to sell more.”
A Costco spokesperson told the TruthOrFiction.com team that the company does not carry books that are political in nature, and the book did not meet the company’s criteria. At the time of our investigation the book was number three on the Amazon.com best seller list.
Speculators believe that the policy may have only been aimed toward those who criticize the Obama administration, or the agenda of the Democratic Party. A second call to a local Costco by the TruthOrFiction.com team revealed that “Hard Choices” by Hillary Clinton, who is favored for a presidential run in 2016 by many Democrats, was in stock and available for sale. On June 14, 2014, former Secretary of State Clinton made an appearance at a Costco in Virginia for a book signing. At the time of our investigation “Hard Coices” was number 91 on the Amazon.com best seller list.
Photo found on Politico website.
Portion of real article found on World Net Daily:
WND EXCLUSIVE: COSTCO REMOVING D’SOUZA’S ‘AMERICA’ FROM SHELVES
Bestseller disappearing as companion movie hits theaters
NEW YORK – The retail giant Costco Wholesale has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed.
The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/costco-removing-dsouzas-america-from-shelves/#vf86m4pIpQbO7BFS.99