Costco Removes Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' From Bookshelves
Censorship can be highly counterproductive as Costco is now learning.
Costco has ordered the removal of Dinesh D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine A World Without Her" from its bookshelves nationwide as reported the Washington Times. The owners of Costco have donated heavily to Obama and the Democrats but if they think banning it will harm the sales of the book (and the documentary movie of the same title) they are seriously in error.
A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer. According to that Washington Post reporter, Costco has contributed $100,000 to Obama and another $100,000 to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC. In addition, Susan Brotman, wife of Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman was an Obama campaign bundler in 2012 who collected over $500,000 in donations.
As of this writing, D'Souzas book has soared to #5 overall at Amazon due in large part to the publicity Costco has given "America" by banning it. Unfortunately for them they can't reap the rewards of the book sales not only because they pulled it from their bookshelves but are also being punished by many outraged Costco customers who are quitting their membership.