Hitler Watch: BBC's mixed messages about how Mein Kampf is selling in Germany

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I've been amused during the last few days regarding the BBC's coverage of how Mein Kampf has been selling in Germany since a "special annotated academic edition" was released in early 2016.

The BBC News site has a number of articles on the subject, and if the BBC has a message that it is trying to deliver, it's failing badly.

Having read the various articles the big picture seems to be that this "special annotated academic edition" has sold well when considered in the category of academic books, but hasn't sold that many copies when considered in the category of all books.

Does the BBC have an editorial staff who try to keep things relatively consistent?

Here are some of the articles that the BBC has posted:

3 Jan, 2017: Germany sees 'overwhelming' sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf - BBC News

Extract:
"sales have soared since its launch a year ago"

3 Jan, 2017: Mein Kampf: Is Mein Kampf really a hit with Germans? - BBC News

Extract:
"For a German non-fiction book, sales of 85,000 are not bad. But the figures don't indicate a runaway hit."
 


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Someone should sell it with a new cover "Mein Jihad" or have a twofor with the Quran
 

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Someone should sell it with a new cover "Mein Jihad" or have a twofor with the Quran
That should sell well, given the amount of Muslims who have ended up in Germany during the last 12 months.
 

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That should sell well, given the amount of Muslims who have ended up in Germany during the last 12 months.
85K sales, probably one for every Muslim that can read
 

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It's just a book, it's interesting to read the words of a major historical figure.
 

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People are just mistaking it for a luxury stereo equipment brochure.
 

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This book has been sold in irish bookstores for years its no big deal.
Ireland was more annoyed by Edna O' Brien.

To think The Lonely Girl was banned by Charlus himself.

Paddy was never bothered by Fascism.
 

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[video=youtube;YllXtbNikxc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllXtbNikxc[/video]
 

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That should sell well, given the amount of Muslims who have ended up in Germany during the last 12 months.
They already have the Arabic translation, to sell with the Protocols.
 

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You have to understand the mindset of people like Hitler to avoid another Hitler coming along.

It is historically interesting how Hitler opposed a two front war in Mein Kampf, blaming it in part for the defeat of WW1 (along of course with the Jews despite tens of thousands of them fighting for the German army). Then in WW2 he started a two front war anyway.
 

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It's just a book, it's interesting to read the words of a major historical figure.
Especially one who led "his people" into a drastic ass kicking, and inspired many of them to act in an evil fashion along the way.
 

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This book has been sold in irish bookstores for years its no big deal.

Did a lot of Germans get it from these Irish bookstores?

The novelty of the story was that the book was available for people to purchase in the German language in Germany itself.
 


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