Costco banned the sale of America: Imagine A World Without Her at all of its stores nationwide. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza recently released a political documentary based on the book. The successful and controversial writer and filmmaker focuses, at least in part, on the relationship between Hillary Clinton and liberal activist Saul Alinsky.
The discount wholesaler is the second largest retailer in the United States, just behind Walmart. Scott Losee, a Costco inventory control specialist at the company's corporate headquarters in Washington, confirmed the nationwide "pull order" for Dinesh D'Souza's America book. All copies were ordered to be removed from the shelves by July 15. Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal is reportedly a big supporter of President Barack Obama and spoke at the Democratic national convention in 2012.
To date, Costco has reportedly sold nearly 4,000 copies of America: Imagine A World Without Her across the country. D'Souza appeared unaware of the Costco pull order for his book when asked about the ban earlier today by the media.
Dinesh D'Souza had this to say about Costco banning America:
"If true, this would be very odd. We're in the process of finding out what's happening. I look forward to getting to the bottom of this and continuing the strong relationship my publisher and I have always had with Costco and their millions of shoppers."America, both the book and the political documentary, challenges the progressive and liberal ideology and D'Souza feels it has come to shape the policies of the Barack Obama administration. The America book description reads:
"It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming."As of Monday evening, the recently released America: Imagine A World Without Her book was at number 51 on the Amazon bestsellers list. In spite of the strong sales, the Dinesh D'Souza book was not featured anywhere on the New York Times bestseller list. The author and filmmaker accused the New York paper of "rigging" its list.
Hundreds of alleged Costco members have taken to the company's Facebook to protest the decision to pull Dinesh D'Souza's book from the shelves. Most of those who maintain they were loyal customers have stated they will no longer shop at the retailer's stores and will call to cancel their membership and join Sam's Club (a Walmart membership wholesaler) instead.What do you think about Costco removing America: Imagine A World Without Her from the store shelves nationwide?
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