Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's Banned Books Week!!!

It's BANNED BOOKS WEEK--the American Library Association's big marketing hoax. And that's what it is. If you even read their own promos--"Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections." In other word, guys, you need librarians to protect you!

What American Library Association means is, if you the voter, reader and local tax payer criticize, question, or comment on your library's choices, your title might end up on the "banned" list. When my children were little I complained about "Little Black Sambo" being read to them at the library children's story hour and pulled them out of the group like any smart mom would when I was told it was harmless and the children loved it. What about the "Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran" by Robert Spenser? I checked OhioLink--4 copies in Cuyahoga Public branches, one at a Cedarville, but about 100 copies of pro-Islam books. Is it on the banned list, or just the "not selected" list? Spenser was on a panel for ALA to discuss Islam, and CAIR objected and pulled all their speakers. Is that banning? The film "Islam vs. Islamists" was pulled by PBS after ONE affiliate objected before it was even shown. Did ALA object as banned?

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