Despite deafening silence about the book from the mainstream media (as well as from the most prominent “conservative” media outlets and spokesmen), my book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) has made the New York Times Bestseller List. I just got word that it will be #17 on the paperback nonfiction list for the week of August 28 (which is not up yet at the Times, so no link).
This is testimony to the fact that the mainstream media stranglehold on information is being broken — by web-based sources of information like Jihad Watch (and Little Green Footballs, Michelle Malkin, and others), and by readers like you who are fed up with distortions and half-truths and are looking for some honest and reliable information about the true nature of today’s global conflicts. Yet true to its richly-deserved nickname “The New Duranty Times,”* the New York Times is unlikely to review my book, even while it resides on their bestseller list. This is not about the book as such — it is testimony to the increasing unreality and unreliability of the Times and its ilk, and of the necessity to continue this samizdat struggle to get the truth out despite mainstream indifference and all kinds of other obstacles.
Please be assured of my heartfelt gratitude for your support in this, and of my determination to continue the struggle.
* “New Duranty Times”? Walter Duranty was the New York Times correspondent in the USSR in the 1930s. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting. In March 1933 he wrote that there were in the Ukraine “serious food shortages,” but “no actual starvation” — just “widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.” Behind the scenes, he reported to the British Embassy that ten million had died in Stalin’s famine, but he never reported that in the New York Times. Duranty, a Communist sympathizer, wanted Americans to think that the idea that Stalin had engineered a famine in the Ukraine was “a sheer absurdity.”
The Times never did get around to reporting much about the Ukrainian famine, or about Hitler’s genocide against the Jews. Now it is going 0-for-3, declining to speak honestly about the real nature and causes of the global jihad. That’s why we call it the New Duranty Times, and why you should too.