At first, I was hesitant to jump on the story of Costco pulling Dinesh D’Souza’s “America” out of its stores despite claims that it was a political decision. That was especially true after its excuse was that the sales weren’t good enough. After all, Costco isn’t a book store and you can’t expect it to stock books that don’t sell.
However, that excuse doesn’t hold water any more.
Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” vaulted to #1 on Amazon.com’s bestseller list, shortly after retail behemoth Costco yanked the pro-American book that is a companion to the movie of the same name currently in theaters.
….The popular discount retailer induced a self-inflicted public relations nightmare it will not soon forget, as the company was getting obliterated on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, with customers feeling the move was politically motivated.
Customers called the move “censorship” and “communist” and many promised to boycott the company and vote with their shopping dollars at competitor Sam’s Club.
Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal is a major contributor to leftist candidates and the Democrat Party. So much so that Sinegal was rewarded with a speaking slot at the 2012 Democrat convention, the one in which the party infamously “booed” God three times.
Both the book and movie version of “America” destroy the Democrat Party and anti-American progressive meme that the United States is a force for evil in the world.
The backlash may have already made an impact. On The Kelly File on FOX News Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly said that the company has agreed to re-order the books that were mysteriously yanked from shelves the same week the movie version was released.
Kelly said that the company refused to admit their banning of the book was politically motivated. A Costco spokesperson told Kelly that the company pulled the books because of “shoddy” sales.
However, if that was the case, why would they be restocking the shelves?
Was Costco playing a political game? Did Costco change its mind after getting hit with a backlash? Did the controversy just drive up book sales so much that it made sense for Costco to restock the book? It’s hard to say, but whatever the case may be, I’m sure Dinesh D’Souza doesn’t mind because all the attention is helping to spike his book sales into the stratosphere.