Monday, January 10, 2005

Protecting the People of Mississippi From Satire

Two regional library systems in Mississippi have refused to stock John Stewart's tongue-in-cheek best selling textbook, America (The Book). Apparently the good folks down there can't handle a page full of naked Supreme Court justices (just like Wal-Mart shoppers can't). That page made the book the "only book I've objected to so strongly that I wouldn't allow it to circulate," said one librarian with 40 years experience. I find that incredibly hard to believe. Maybe book distributors know they shouldn't send "hot" literature down there in the first place?

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