The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

05 July 2006

Amazon, Sam Seder, FUBAR

WRONG-WAY CONVERSION

Is Seder's Book Actually Aiding Conservatives?





Is liberal Air America
host Sam Seder's new book inadvertently encouraging readers to join the conservative cause?

In what is either a strange error, an Amazon.com staffer with a real sense of humor, or a bona fide trend, Air America host Sam Seder's new book FUBAR: America's Right-Wing Nightmare seems to be encouraging buyers to purchase Ann Coulter's Godless instead!

Just to make sure this wasn't a one-time glitch, the Radio Equalizer tracked the data over a two- day period. From yesterday's FUBAR page at Amazon.com:


What do customers ultimately buy after viewing items like this?

86% buy Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter $15.65

7% buy the item featured on this page: F.U.B.A.R. : America's Right-Wing Nightmare by Sam Seder $15.57

5% buy The Good Fight : Why Liberals---and Only Liberals---Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again by Peter Beinart $16.35

1% buy Censored 2006 : The Top 25 Censored Stories (Censored) by Project Censored $12.32


Today, the news was even worse for Seder:


What do customers ultimately buy after viewing items like this?

91% buy Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter $15.65

8% buy the item featured on this page: F.U.B.A.R. : America's Right-Wing Nightmare by Sam Seder $15.57

1% buy Censored 2006 : The Top 25 Censored Stories (Censored) by Project Censored $12.32


While opponents of liberal and conservative books alike do try to skew the review pages of books with negative comments, since they represent actual purchases, we have no idea how one could manipulate these figures. For Seder, this news must be tough to accept.

Meanwhile, with a current Amazon rank of 776 (update: now at 932) in the book sales category, FUBAR's having a tough go of it. Apparently, a non-fiction release trashing Americans for expressing religious views isn't in especially high demand these days!

Who knew?

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Top-right FUBAR photoshop: Pete at IHillary

15 Comments:

  • Sam's book, which stayed under 100 for almost the first 2 months after its release, is still way out-performing Brian's book.

    Which.

    Doesn't.

    Exist.

    Maybe Seder will toss you a couple % for the promotion you're giving him to the 5 people who read your blog.

    By Blogger equalizerequalizer, at 06 July, 2006 01:20  

  • Hey Tubs-- thanks for the plug! If you want to make some money you'll post an amazon link to FUBAR on your pathetic blog! It is out performing everything you got advertising on your page -- except, of course, the Tranny's book.

    Oh, and moron:
    What do customers ultimately buy after viewing items like this?
    Does not mean what do they buy after viewing this book but products (political humor books) like this book. Perfect example for your idiot followers to see how fatty your "logic" is.

    Off to count my money, biatch!

    By Blogger samseder, at 06 July, 2006 09:11  

  • Am I the only one here who thinks "samseder" is actually Brian Maloney trying to increase the drama?

    By Blogger TED, at 06 July, 2006 10:00  

  • Just to recap, that's 6 personal attacks against the host, 1 particurlaly tasteless personal attack on Ms. Coulter, and 0 substanstive arguments.

    Sam Seder: all class.

    By Blogger BF, at 06 July, 2006 11:47  

  • bf - you're so right. because we all know that conservatives never say anything derogatory towards liberals. especially coulter. she is one classy lady all the way!

    let he who is without sin cast the first stone

    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 06 July, 2006 12:18  

  • All these books by partisan hacks suck. They do nothing to further the debate in any manner. Just like this blog - it is tabloid dribble that provides a few moments of entertainment.

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 06 July, 2006 13:58  

  • When are you writing the expose that Coulter is a plagerist?

    http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001061.php

    By Blogger Truthteller 1, at 06 July, 2006 14:05  

  • "Just like this blog - it is tabloid dribble that provides a few moments of entertainment."

    And where do you get your news--Pacifica and that lesbo hack Amy Goodman with her cracking snooty voice?

    Believe me at school at the UPRCT (Univ. of The People's Republic of CT) I was force fed by my Communications "professor" listening to WBAI-99.5 THE MOST ABSOLUTE WASTE OF A RADIO SPOT ON THE DIAL!

    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 06 July, 2006 19:06  

  • truthteller1: "When are you writing the expose that Coulter is a plagerist?"

    When you get around to writing that AL FRANKEN IS A PLAGIARIST.

    By Blogger frankenlies, at 06 July, 2006 20:25  

  • frankenlies said:
    When you get around to writing that AL FRANKEN IS A PLAGIARIST.


    Pardon me, but I don't have a blog. This blog purports to deal with cutting through media spin. This blog advertizes Ann Coulter's book. I have no problem with this blog's near daily attacks on Al Franken, I am just curious if this blog is legitimate

    By Blogger Truthteller 1, at 06 July, 2006 22:54  

  • Sam Seder used to post on this blog under the handle SEDER. He also used to comment over the airwaves about B.M. both before and after posting here.
    Sep 2005

    No one seemed to believe this apart from those of us who listen to Air America. I have my copy of FUBAR and didn't find a reference to the radio bits, which were pretty funny BTW. I guess that will have to wait for his next book -- "A.M. - America's Rightwing Kookland"

    By Blogger WHT, at 07 July, 2006 01:18  

  • Bad news Brian, the 'people who bought this item" thing is obviously minipulated by right wing goofballs, joking around, anyone can fill that out, jerky. Obviously nobody who bought Sedar's book would buy that whore's book in a million years. Nice try Brian, but this was a totally pathetic post on your end. People whop bought sam's book have too much common sence to buy a worthless trash talking whore like Coulter's "book". Coulter is for the steering wheel punching knuckle draggers, not America's thinkers

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 07 July, 2006 11:44  

  • Bf, Coulter deserves all the personal attacks in the world, she writes garbage that tears America apart and creates hate. She deserves not only to be personally attacked, she deserves a slap right in the face. She is an American enemy.

    Cons: we can attack, but liberals can't

    sorry, it does not work that way

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 07 July, 2006 11:46  

  • fakepatriotworld

    WBAI-99.5 THE MOST ABSOLUTE WASTE OF A RADIO SPOT ON THE DIAL!

    in spite of that comment and your contempt for community radio, I will make a donation to Pacifica, which BTW has a lot of listeners in NY, if you know how to find the non-commercial ratings, BAI, has a nice loyal listenership. Again, knuckle draggers need not listen, the hot air is over at the once great WABC. BAI, has around 200,000 listeners a week, hardly a waste of space. This right wing hack blog is a waste of internet space, and after the Republican's dismantling of
    internet netruality, it will not be easy to load this page up anymore. Cons: voting against their best interest for 25 years.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 07 July, 2006 11:58  

  • "This right wing hack blog is a waste of internet space"

    And yet you're here every day.

    By Blogger Jim, at 07 July, 2006 19:10  

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