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October 27, 2009

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This is the realization of the Barnes & Noble censorship argument. When a publisher and/or retailer gets so large that they can put into effect a de facto ban of a book on a national level, there's a HUGE conflict of interest that arises.

Ugh. I am so freaking tired of this. I'm not even angry about it--not worth my energy. How can people really think like this? I honestly do not understand. Part of me wishes I could, so I could come up with a viable argument against it. But there is nothing worse than trying to counter a bad argument. Ugh!!!!

I think I am going to go buy this book and give it to the library

Nancy, that is such a fabulous idea. Really.

Rebecca, what's especially hilarious is that this isn't just a bad argument; it's a nonexistent want. Scholastic doesn't defend themselves...they (apparently) just say they don't want to get hate mail.

Ben, Scholastic really does control the book market through the schools, doesn't it? I can't think of any alternative to them ...

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