Costco and Google appear to take action against a conservative book.
In what appears to be attacks on conservative points of view, Costco has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s newest book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide. The book is a strong rebuttal to progressive ideology.
Costco has denied a political motive behind pulling the book, saying that the move was based solely on sales. Costco says their national goal is to market books that show up on the New York Times bestseller list. However, the book will make the New York Times list July 13.
Costco’s Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti could not explain why Costco book buyer Pennie Clark Ianniciello decided to pull the book just as D’Souza’s movie, which the book complements, was being released and the national marketing campaign on the book and movie switched into high gear.
2nd Vote’s research has found that Costco’s co-founder and director Jim Sinegal is a major Democrat donor and he was a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Google has also entered into the controversy with search results confusing the movie America, the source material of which is D’Souza’s book, with a previous movie, resulting in misdirecting many users to mistakenly believe the film is not playing in theaters.
2nd Vote shoppers should be wary of what seems to be deliberate censorship and make thoughtful choices when supporting companies that choose to censor against conservatives. A list of alternative shopping choices to Costco are listed below:
Costco has reversed its decision to remove Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from its stores.