Back when we had 13 channels, Mom used to say: "Don't sit so close,you'll ruin your eyes." I wonder what she'd say about the Internet...
How many books in America have been pulled from book stores because people didn't like what was said in them?If Michael Moore can call terrorists "freedom fighters", then I think we can handle "harpies" in our dialog.I've noticed it's only liberal-minded folk who want to "ban" things they disagree with (like books, talk shows [eg: Dr. Laura], etc). No matter how offensive anyone finds Ann Coulter's book, nobody is forcing anyone to buy it. Freedom of speech is for *everyone*, regardless of their political/social viewpoints.By the way, "Godless" is at #4 on the NY Times best seller list. So apparently quite a few folks have a different point of view than yours (a shocking thought!).07-16-2006HARDCOVER NONFICTIONTop 5 at a Glance1. MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan2. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt3. THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE, by Ron Suskind4. GODLESS, by Ann Coulter5. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman
lol! if you read the post, Bill, that's the new name Ron B's given his blog....but, quite frankly, if Coulter's been plagiarizing (as some evidence has shown) her book should be pulled--not banned, but pulled-- just the way that K.Viswanathan's teen novel was pulled. I don't give a darned if she's the second coming of white-bread conservative anorexic "beauty" and all you boys have your panties in a bunch over her--if she's plagiarized, she's out! get over it and get a new poster girl. Right now, though, there's probably too much money invested in the printings of her books for the publishers to eat 'em. It was very easy to eat Viswanathan's cheap bundle books, but in Coulter's case the publishers have to make back a certain amount before they can even think about it being pulled (what with all that wonderful creamy white pagestock) And the "best seller list"? you're quoting a liberal publication at me? how could you believe anything those rat-bastards say??
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