Little Green Footballs

Thursday, March 02, 2006

We didn't know lizards read books

You know Charles is getting petty when he c&p's a post from some guy called Dean Barnett who "notices a strange 'coincidence'" in the Amazon sales rankings for books by Glenn Reynolds and Mark Moulitsas: the former's book is higher than the latter's despite the latter's site stats being higher than the former's!

Wow. And Charles has an explanation: "it simply shows how deep the convictions of the Kos Krowd go". There you go: lower Amazon rank = dodgy politics. Why didn't we think of that?

Well, as reader TN points out:

[Charles] of course does not mention that Markos has pushed people to buy the book directly via his publisher (ChelseaGreen). Nor that liberals often prefer
Powells.com to Amazon (Powells is not even carrying Reynolds' book). Either way, Amazon numbers aren't a good sample of overall sales, especially since they reflect only *that day's* sales.

Just a few minutes of research could have confirmed this fact, but then again this is LGF.

One LGF commenter did point this out, but was shouted down.


The weird and wonderful world of LGF, eh? Now they're arguing about book sales...

3 comments:

Trent Lott's Porch said...

Am going lateral.

This subject brought to mind an article by one Betsy Hart, dated June 2, 2003. This as you recall is one month after the State Department published this headline:
President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended .
http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/20203.htm

Betsy's article is entitled:
This is not a good time to be a Lib
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/hart060203.asp


She argues that popularity equals
validity.
And she knows where to find populatity:

"Mega-retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco, the Times also documents, are rapidly becoming America's biggest sellers of books, videos, and music, and are stocking their shelves with selections which reflect the more traditional, even conservative bent of their customers. Talk radio and cable news television is undeniably dominated by the right. And conservative writers like Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mona Charen, David Frum and Bernard Goldberg are standard fare on best-seller lists.


This is not a good time to be a liberal.


What's going on? It's more than a pendulum swing. It's that it's finally become apparent that something is wrong with liberalism itself.
"
Betsy Hart was being groomed to reach the Soccer Mom set. Her bio says she is (has?) been a frequent
commentator on CNN and FOX (I don't watch enough of either to know for sure). Her vocabulary is
lilted to appeal to her set: "popularity , Walmart, Costco, quick and easy...liberals are downright mean"

Here is how her article began:

"America has just won, and quickly, a war with Iraq.

A war which was, in the end, popular both here at home and by all accounts with the majority of the Iraqi people."

Meet you at Walmart.

TLP DeMode
-----------------------------------------------------
Charles: "What to name my new blog site?...Bloggers are...bling, blang
bloog...boogers. Boogers! Blogging Boogers!, yes!

No, someone I know might find out...hmmm...not boogers. How about green mucus? No..."

And then the answer literally rolled off Charles' fingers -
"Little Green Mucus Balls".
Well almost. But Charles did finally get it right.

Trent Lott's Porch said...

Am going lateral.

This subject brought to mind an article by one Betsy Hart, dated June 2, 2003. This as you recall is one month after the State Department published this headline:
President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended .
http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/20203.htm

Betsy's article is entitled:
This is not a good time to be a Lib
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/hart060203.asp


She argues that popularity equals
validity.
And she knows where to find populatity:

"Mega-retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco, the Times also documents, are rapidly becoming America's biggest sellers of books, videos, and music, and are stocking their shelves with selections which reflect the more traditional, even conservative bent of their customers. Talk radio and cable news television is undeniably dominated by the right. And conservative writers like Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mona Charen, David Frum and Bernard Goldberg are standard fare on best-seller lists.


This is not a good time to be a liberal.


What's going on? It's more than a pendulum swing. It's that it's finally become apparent that something is wrong with liberalism itself.
"
Betsy Hart was being groomed to reach the Soccer Mom set. Her bio says she is (has?) been a frequent
commentator on CNN and FOX (I don't watch enough of either to know for sure). Her vocabulary is
lilted to appeal to her set: "popularity , Walmart, Costco, quick and easy...liberals are downright mean"

Here is how her article began:

"America has just won, and quickly, a war with Iraq.

A war which was, in the end, popular both here at home and by all accounts with the majority of the Iraqi people."

Meet you at Walmart.

TLP DeMode
-----------------------------------------------------
Charles: "What to name my new blog site?...Bloggers are...bling, blang
bloog...boogers. Boogers! Blogging Boogers!, yes!

No, someone I know might find out...hmmm...not boogers. How about green mucus? No..."

And then the answer literally rolled off Charles' fingers -
"Little Green Mucus Balls".
Well almost. But Charles did finally get it right.

elemental said...

Hmm, this isn't really relevant but its a good opportunity for me to let you all know about the poor service I recently received from Amazon in regards to an issue about on-line security. Without going into the boring details, I have concluded from my experiences that Amazon doesn't really care about your personal information or to whom they distribute it.