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NYT snubs top-selling book on abortionist Gosnell

Letters are missing from the directory of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's former facility, the Women's Medical Society, in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Gosnell, who catered to poor women, was charged Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011, with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed according to prosecutors. Prosecutors said Gosnell employed untrained, unlicensed workers in a deplorable facility with broken or unsterile equipment. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

It sold out in three days on Amazon and is the fourth bestselling hardcover nonfiction title in the country, but the New York Times did not include a new book about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell on its best seller list to be published Sunday.

According to Regnery Publishing, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, should be on the nonfiction list behind The Magnolia Story, which sold 10,000. Gosnell sold 7,644.

The snub prompted the authors to claim that the story continues to be ignored by the mainstream media despite the public's hunger for it.

Ann McElhinney, co-author of Gosnell, said, "This is shocking that the cover-up of the Gosnell story is continuing even after the mainstream media were so criticized for failing to cover the trial."

She added, "It's clear that this is a blatant fake list in a fake news newspaper. It's not only an insult to the people who have bought this book, but an insult to the readers of the New York Times who buy the newspaper and think they are getting the truth about book sales across America but instead get false facts disguised as a neutral list."

She and her husband wrote the book after making a movie about the shocking case of late-term abortions and murder.

The Times doesn't discuss how it ranks books. Other conservative books have initially been left off it's influential lists only to show up in following weeks.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com