Wow. I am thoroughly surprised and disappointed with Amazon. As a person who not only has Amazon Prime, but also orders from the company regularly, I am upset to see their dishonesty.
I suppose there was a small part of me who suspected that they may lean left after they refused to carry Conservative commentator and former Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ book, “Dangerous.”
However, this is just a new low. Amazon deleted hundreds of one star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened.” The fact that she even wrote a book to blame literally everyone else in the world aside from herself for her loss is laughable.
The book now has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. We all know that’s a lie!
An Amazon spokesperson said measures have been taken to ensure the reviews being left are authentic.
“In the case of a memoir, the subject of the book is the author and their views,” a company spokesperson said. “It’s not our role to decide what a customer would view as helpful or unhelpful in making their decision. We do however have mechanisms in place to ensure that the voices of many do not drown out the voices of a few and we remove customer reviews that violate our community guidelines.”
Now, about 95 percent of customers who left a review that wasn’t deleted gave the book 5 stars out of 5.
Excerpts of Mrs. Clinton’s book, including unapologetic criticisms of Democratic primary opponent Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont and parting shots at President Trump, have been flooding social media since “What Happened” was officially released on Tuesday.
One passage that caught the attention of readers recounts public encounters Mrs. Clinton has had since the election with people who have apologized for not voting for her.
“On one occasion, an older woman dragged her adult daughter by the arm to come talk to me and ordered her to apologize for not voting ― which she did, head bowed in contrition,” Mrs. Clinton wrote. “I wanted to stare right in her eyes and say, ‘You didn’t vote? How could you not vote?! You abdicated your responsibility as a citizen at the worst possible time! And now you want me to make you feel better?’
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