COSTCO CENSORSHIP? PULLS Dinesh D’Souza AMERICA Book

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Big box retailer Costco has issued an order to all of its stores to remove every last copy of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book “America: Imagine the World Without Her.”

D’Souza’s book is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Senegal, a major Democratic donor.

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At Amazon.com, D’Souza’s book, released June 2, is ranked No. 43 overall and is the No. 3 hardcover book in Amazon’s Politics and Government section and No. 1 in the Commentary and Opinion subsection of Politics and Government. But Costco’s book department issued the “pull-order,” requiring all Costco stores nationwide to remove the book, confirmed Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale corporate office in Issaquah, Wash., a suburb of Seattle. Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies of “America” nationwide, with about 700 copies sold last week as D’Souza’s film by the same name opened at more than 1,000 movie theaters nationwide. source

 
The July 1 order required all copies to be removed by July 15.

D’Souza was surprised to learn of the Costco decision stating, “If true, this would be very odd.”

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  • MuffinGirl

    I might need to start censoring my wallet to make sure their are two sides and that I do not feed the opposite side of truth!

  • JJ

    Vote with your carts this weekend. Fill them up and leave them up front. They will get the message!!

  • SofaKingCool1

    No, I meant what I said.

    If they chairman of Costco objected to the book because he is a big Oblamer water-carrier (which he is)…then why did they even carry the book in the first place? They knew D’Souza and what the content of the book was going to be based on his past books and movies….

    At any rate, it all appears moot since they have back-tracked….too late for me of course, because I cancelled my membership yesterday.

  • Billhillie

    Yep, another Obama bail out if Costco takes a loss!

  • Billhillie

    Freedom of speech is not dumb.

  • Billhillie

    Many people favor D’Souza and consider Obama to be the cockroach.

  • Billhillie

    I don’t believe the word ‘folks’ is racist but many do.

  • Billhillie

    You missed my point.

  • Billhillie

    No.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    But don’t do it! We are more adult then that.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    I saw his movie 2016 and it was really interesting, I suggest other’s see it. People are afraid of the truth.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    This is different. Censorship! This is like in the old days where they would tear pages out of the kids book because it was offensive.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Go in get one open, then stand in front of them and say why you don’t want it.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    I agree I’m not a Hilary supporter, but I would not, not sell it in my store.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    It is a moron who gives advice to a horses ass.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Charles did you speak, cause nothing is coming out.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Well now we know. Loud and clear Costco, here me I won’t shop there.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    AARP out
    COSTCO

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    You know what we should do, go buy Hilary’s book and toss it in the garbage outside of Costco. Pretty much what he is doing.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    HE BLEW IT, even if he puts the book out, he is now in the soup.
    It is a moron who gives advice to a horses ass.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    I swear all the weasel own these places.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Oh non are so blind as those who cannot see.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Go Vicki good for you. CENSORSHIP and if they bring it back, we know. This is not Little House on the Prairie where they would burn Huck Finn. This is awful what is happening here in America you cannot even speak anymore. This must change. Thank You Obama for doing this.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Probably on Obama Christmas Party List, and no taxes.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    You mean stop selling it, they got a call from the White House, I heard an employee made a call and it got out.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Bravo, me either.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    A little too late, now we know, they are the way they are and I still will not support them. No deals there anyway.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    NOVEMBER SEND A BIG MESSAGE, NO POWER TO OBAMA

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Folks is racist, good English. Libaracist. No one said anything racist but you. You can get help for that now, it can’t possibly be his policies, no his crappy policies and his lousy foreign policy.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Liberals are plum dumb honestly they defend a liar and a man who is taking freedom down not the yellow brick road. I’m so glad I left that party, they are really stupid. No other way to say it these days, so unthinking it is so amazing to listen to the stupid things they say.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    You want to talk cockroach, I can, trust me and you won’t like it.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Costco is in bed with the enemy.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Charles come on, we all know their reasons, what is wrong with you.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    It is awful, If I had a store, regardless I would carry both books. This is awful and I hope Costco suffers.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    Costco is expensive and just like all the rest if you really check their prices. I’m so happy I will no longer support them in anyway. I do not like stores like that, it is awful, like going back to book burning, but they keep Hilary book. Hypocrite, I hope people cancel their cards. Over crowded and not so low in prices gimmick.

  • StatueofLibertyAngry

    My Costco care expired, and I’m glad now. I hope Republicans cancel their card. This is so censorship and I for one will no longer be shopping there, I will not renew my card, now we know, just like AARP

  • American Citizen

    Really. And do you think that they have pulled Hillary the Hag’s book. It isn’t selling at all, but it is in the forefront anywhere books are sold.
    It is time to take back this country from the socialist pukes.

  • theManInTheGaberdineSuitIsASpy

    ” IT is MY freedom of choice whether or not to purchase D’souza’s book or any other book for that matter”

    http://www.amazon.com/America-Imagine-World-without-Her-ebook/dp/B00G1SM2QU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404870445&sr=1-1&keywords=america+imagine+a+world+without+her

    There you go.

    I am the first person to go off about censorship, but it is way over the top to suggest this is some sort of government censorship. About the best way to put a real spike in sales is for the government to try.

    OT; Trigger warning – Wild completely unfounded Conspiracy theory. I wonder how many gun manufacturers voted for Barack Obama. Did they foresee a spike in sales?

    The parallel I see between this and Hobby Lobby is they both share the same commonality – there is no constitutional right to a demand to purchase. There is no constitutional right that D’Souza and publisher demand Costco carry their book; and there is no constitutional right for a contraceptive mandate, nor a Health Insurance mandate at that.

  • Wonderboywonderings .

    So, Costco announced that it will reorder Dinesh D’Souza’s book. Nice backtrack, right? You can read the announcement here: http://www.wonderboywonderings.blogspot.com

  • Wonderboywonderings .

    Costco just announced that it will reorder Dinesh D’Souza’s book that it pulled. The announcement can be read here: http://www.wonderboywonderings.blogspot.com

  • Wonderboywonderings .

    Costco announced that it will reorder Dinesh D’Souza’s book that it pulled. The announcement can be read here: http://www.wonderboywonderings.blogspot.com

  • Wonderboywonderings .

    Costco announced about an hour ago that it will reorder America! The announcement can be read here: http://www.wonderboywonderings.blogspot.com

  • Jim

    Maybe I’ll watch the Clinton News Network I’m sure I’ll get the real truth there Butt Boy.

  • Jim

    I saw Clintons book there who the hell would buy that trash but no one should ban it. Charlie I think you should change your name to Butt Boy!

  • Jim

    Well Charlie boy get your head out of your butt there hasn’t ben a slave in the country for 150 years, except us tax payers which I’m sure you don’t know anything about. I’m sure you’re on the dole to, welfare, food stamps, Blobama phone ect. GET A JOB looser.

  • Charles Almon

    I know thinking is difficult for you FOXbots
    D’Souza is a known quantity, as a professional Obama/Clinton hater
    COSTCO could have chosen to simply NOT CARRY his silly vanity production.
    Clearly something else is afoot here.

  • Jim

    Talk about cockroaches look at your hero Blobama! Why are liberals always afraid of the truth.

  • jlfliberty

    cockroach? Not political huh? Look in the mirror at the true DIMBA……

  • Wendy

    You guys are all crazy to think that a large retail business would do such a thing. They carry Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and all sorts of rightist literature. Grow a brain and stop listening to the sensationalist media and the internet. I happen to work there and we had the book on the shelf for exactly a month. In that time we sold 6. Yea…..we only sold 6…and I live in conservative Utah! So, like we do with all items that don’t move, we pulled it to make room for a book that WILL SELL…along with about 20 other titles on the SAME DAY. Costco has a strict rule of only carrying a certain amount of items, as a result..to get new items, old ones have to go.

  • Petra Nadal

    What is Costco or Obama afraid of? This is basically history, not political. Costco wouldn’t even exist if America didn’t go the way it did. I don’t know how wise it was to chose Obama over the consumers. That hasn’t gone well for other companies. This is just a book. It can’t influence someone who doesn’t want to be influenced.
    The big point is: Liberals have no tolerance for those that disagree. (YET, they expect conservatives to be tolerant of evry thing they do and say.
    Hypocrites

  • Tricia Anthone

    It obviously really angers you when someone immigrates legally, comes to understand our Constitutional form of government and then makes a success of the effort to share that understanding with less educated people, doesn’t it?
    I find that recent immigrants – legal ones – are among the most qualified in the world to engage the task of self-governance envisioned by the framers of our Constitution. Those who were born to a “government pet” lifestyle; either here or anywhere else, are not fit to govern their own household, never mind take meaningful part in the governing of the country.
    That’s why I think ALL would-be voters should take the Citizenship test presently administered only to legal immigrants. Ensuring an informed and educated electorate would solve a lot of the degenerative ills our country is facing.
    BTW – that test is obviously not seen as partisan given that it’s in present use. So why wouldn’t we insure all voters can pass it?

  • Vicki Gulino

    My Costco card gets cut up today!

  • George Mertzanis

    Joan Rivers said it right when her book was banned from Cosco in 2012, and when she was thrown out of her warehouse. She compared Cosco to Nazis Germany. Remember, Progressive ideology trumps profits every time.

  • Charlie

    Costco CEO’s name is Hitler. If you can’t burn them, ban them. Don’t you just love progressive free speech?

  • AMR1960

    Can NEVER shop at Costco again EVER!

    Yes they have a right to sell or not sell any book. The fact they went out of their way to ban Dinesh’s book. Proves to me that the CEO has sold his soul to what Obama stands for.

    Obama’s policies are endangering my children’s & grand-children’s future.

    Crony Capitalist Obama supporters should know that millions of us refuse to mortgage the future of the USA to save a few dollars.

    I hope many of you will agree & join me in severing all ties with Costco…

  • CB

    He snagged the brass ring on this one. Nothing like starting a war over a product in the market place. Caching.

  • Dante

    That is IT, life long member ready to cut loose. Sams is just as good. I called my local Costco just bnow and reamed their behind. Sick and tired of the progressives controlling us, now censorship by a private business ? How absurd ! I am really pissed. The hell with Costco, no decent American should shop there.

  • Charles Almon

    So that makes it all right?
    That the winners of tribal warfare (Rich Africans?)
    decided to get rid of some of the booty.

  • Charles Almon

    All the whackodoodles
    without ANY whys or wherefores about this
    are in full attack mode.
    You peeps so funny – and PREDICTABLE.
    I suspect admitted sleaze D’Souza was caught
    pulling a Pastor Driscoll to inflate book sale numbers and ratings.
    Hey DOLTS. And YPOU ARE dolts.
    Why would COSTCO even carry the book in the first place?
    YOU MORONS!

  • Spence_2020

    When you have a guy in a business that thinks that alienating 1/2 the buying public over politics, then you have a guy that needs to be removed from responsibility in said company.

    I just bought a TV there last night. Should have gone to Best Buy.

  • Gary Willis

    Costco, I am out… I’m going elsewhere

  • Charles Almon

    Folks is racist.
    I’m afraid you have lost it TOTALLY.

  • Charles Almon

    I highly doubt this administrattion or any
    gives a freak about the likes of a little cockroach like D’Souza.

  • Joe Lipsky

    Anybody have the link where you cancel your Costco membership and demand a refund ?

  • Wade Gregg Dyer

    I HAD A COSTCO CARD………………IF I HAD ONE NOW I WOULD CANCEL

  • Podunksunshine

    Don’t worry about them losing money folks. They will get paid back any losses for this stand and even more from Obama’s stash of your tax dollars

  • Podunksunshine

    And I will never darken their bookburning doors again. We all make choices

  • Tricia Anthone

    When a for-profit business gets into bed with big-government, you can no longer make the same assumptions about what drives decisions. Everything gets distorted. One thing you can be sure of … Costco’s loyalty to the Obama Administration WILL be rewarded with something. And what ever that something is, it was TAKEN from taxpayers by force of law.
    If that doesn’t concern you, you’re just not thinking it through.

  • Tricia Anthone

    They have a perfect legal right to declare themselves firmly in Obama’s camp – supporting Obama’s Agenda. It will cost them customers, loyalty & money.
    They don’t care. It’s worth it. Hmm. Why is that? What tax-payer-subsidized benefit has been promised them by Obama’s Administration has caused this decision to make fiscal sense?
    Are there any real JOURNALISTS out there looking for the answer to that question?

  • SofaKingCool1

    Amen….which begs the question: why did they start selling it in the first place?

    Apparently they got a call from the White House…..Chicago style.

  • Monty Simmons

    In a free country, a company should have the right to sell or not sell any legal item they wish. Cosco absolutely has a right to pull the book “America: Image the world without her”.

    I applaud Cosco for telling the world where they stand. I wish EVERY company, especially LIKE MINDED companies, would do the same. Now we all have more information as to which companies we will support with our money.

    Cosco will not be getting any more support from me and I thank Cosco for their transparency.

  • Billhillie

    MY RIght has been violated. IT is MY freedom of choice whether or not to purchase D’souza’s book or any other book for that matter. Scott Losse from corporate Costco reports that a nation wide “pull order” was issued for Dzousa’s book and that they all must be pulled before July 15. D’souza or his publisher did not make any demands that Costco or any retailer stock the book, nor, as you suggest, did Costco independently choose to not to carry this book, which most certainly is their right. You just don’t get the fact that this is government censorship, much like Hitler’s regime. I am outraged along with numerous others and you should be outraged as well.

  • RACHEL VALENCIA

    NO MORECOSCO FOR ME

  • theManInTheGaberdineSuitIsASpy

    On what grounds? Whose rights have been violated?

    D’Souza and his publisher cannot demand that Costco carry their book. That is not their prerogative.

    Costco can drop the book if it likes. That is their choice.

    The discussion is around Costco, as a seller of general merchandise, suppressing some political views that do not line up with their own. They have a legal right to do so, but traditionally booksellers have lined up fervently against censorship. This type of ugly censorship is leading to further divisiveness and distrust in our society.

  • Billhillie

    Yes, there are lots of dumb “folks” out there. By the way libs, dems and progressives would deem using the word “folks” as racist, unless of course it’s used by them.

  • theManInTheGaberdineSuitIsASpy

    They may have Real reasons – but they have not mentioned what those reasons are. All we are left with is to surmise that it is censorship.

    As you point out – they want to make money. #43 bestseller sounds like a mover to me. I don’t pretend to know how many of the top 50 or 100 books Costco generally carries.

    Perhaps there is a perfectly valid business reason to not carry the book. Costco would be doing themselves a favor by giving a response to this. Any general book seller that censors political speech is working against the higher ideal of free speech.

  • Billhillie

    Your filthy comment shows your inferiority.

  • Billhillie

    Name calling is so juvenile. Have you read the book or seen the film? Probably not and it doesn’t really matter. What matters is you don’t believe in our FIRST amendment right. Why should D’Souza get sentenced? He has not broken any laws regarding his book/film. By the way many African’s were sold into slavery by rich Africans. It would benefit you greatly if you studied history from reliable sources providing those history professor’s books aren’t censored.

  • Billhillie

    Why doesn’t this go to the Supreme court, like the Hobby Lobby issue???

  • Charles Almon

    Probably discover “straw” purchases
    to boost books sales and ratings on Best Seller lists.
    ZERO politics involved.

  • danny p

    Really but people michael moore are right? Liberals like you are the downfall of america

  • Charles Almon

    I am sure they has REAL reasons.
    Not anyone’s politocal paranoia.
    COSTCO wants to make money, just like every other business,
    All these paranoid conspiracy theories just make folks look dumb,
    Really dumb.

  • Charles Almon

    I rest my case.

  • Jake

    You f**king WHORE!

  • Gena

    This is bull shi_! A book isn’t going to change anyone’s political leanings! So now Costco will become censors of what their members read. Good bye Costco.

  • no matter which way you lean, this equals censorship.

  • AnitaOliver

    I have spent my last dollar at Costco. Too bad. I can get what I need at Sam’s. Liberal’s have absolutely no tolerance. Well, they tolerate a lot that is intolerable but they hate people who disagree. Down with Costco.

  • Charles Almon

    To D’Souza, slavery was tantamount to a theme park and
    bringing those Africans to America was REAL freedom for them.
    D’Souza is an ignorant self serving toady pandering to the Rights
    lowest instincts.
    Both his silly book and equally ridiulous film are vanity projects
    of the Highest order.
    When does this circus clown get sentenced already.