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...