Thursday, November 11, 2010


This story caught my attention last night when I was watching Anderson Cooper's Anderson Cooper's "Keeping Them Honest" segment on CNN last night.


Amazon No Longer Selling Guide for Pedophiles
Repinted from the Associated Press. (AP)

Amazon is no longer selling a self-published guide for pedophiles.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Inc. had pulled the item, or whether the author withdrew it. Amazon did not immediately return messages Thursday.

The book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct," offers advice to pedophiles on how to make a sexual encounter with a child as safe as possible. It includes first-person descriptions of such encounters, purportedly written from a child's point of view.

Once discovered Wednesday, the book triggered outrage from commenters on sites such as Twitter. Some people threatened to boycott the online store until Amazon removed the book. Two petitions on Facebook alone won more than 13,500 supporters. Read original post here

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Amazn reportedly said in response to the backlash:
“Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.“

Well Alrighty then!!! 

The front cover of the contoversial book

How on earth did Amazon end up peddling the book? Don't they have people who check these things? Don't they have principles? Consciences? The author of this book should be locked up! Serioulsy! Only in America are laws and policies so warped that they end up being in direct contradiction and circumvention of each other.

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