4/12/2009

Homosexual books and sexually explicit books not listed on Amazon's general rankings list

The left is outraged by this. Yet, it seems to me perfectly natural that a company wants to do what its customers want. If enough of their customers are offended by certain material, why shouldn't the company take that into account.

But as troubling as the unevenness of the policy of un-ranking and de-searching certain titles might be, it's a bit beside the point. It's the action itself that is troubling: making books harder to find, or keeping them off bestseller lists on the basis of their content can't be a good idea.


I don't see why this can't be a good idea.

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Blogger ICONIC FREEDOM said...

Isn't Amazon a private company?

If so, then they can do whatever they want and if the consumer doesn't like it they are FREE to go somewhere else.

If Amazon was government funded in some capacity then they would be bound by federal law which speaks to equal access - but such is not the case.

4/12/2009 9:15 PM  
Blogger ICONIC FREEDOM said...

Let's see if the liberal writers, artists, singers & film makers withdraw their works from Amazon.com in protest of the choice to remove these items.

I doubt it.

4/13/2009 9:08 PM  

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