Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Speaking of book-banners...

You probably noticed how upset some on the left got when it was charged that Sarah Palin wanted to "ban books." Of course, the charge turned out to be false; Palin never tried to ban any books, much less a "list" of them.

But what's even more interesting is that, when it comes to trying to ban books, many on the left have been the ones advocating just that. Michelle Malkin today asks the question--where were these anti-book-banners on the left when the real crunch came?

"Where were they two years ago when two Democrat lawmakers — New Jersey Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender — called on merchants to ban the sale of Ann Coulter’s book, Godless, because of her remarks about anti-Bush 9/11 widows. “No one in New Jersey should buy this book and allow Ann Coulter to profit from her hate-mongering,” the politicians lashed out. “We are asking New Jersey retailers statewide to stand with us and express their outrage by refusing to carry or sell copies of Coulter’s book. Her hate-filled attacks on our 9/11 widows has no place on New Jersey bookshelves.” Where were they in 2005, when a University of North Carolina law professor, Eric Muller, called on his blog readers to get one of my books banned from a national parks bookstore?"

Read the whole thing.
By the way, here's proof that Prof. Muller was indeed suggesting that Malkin's book should be removed...