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12 April 2006 @ 10:12 pm
From the "People are retards" file  
Two news items:
  • Family stunned by adult comics at library - Parents in Barstow are kicking up a fuss about a book on manga that contains depictions of sexual acts. The librarian rightly points out that parenting is not the library's job, it is the parents', but that argument has never really kept people from spreading blame before.
  • Man held as terrorism suspect in London...for singing along with a song by The Clash. Just when you thought people couldn't get any more paranoid.


EDIT: Good will never win because evil is stupid but persistent. district supervisors have ordered the book removed from the shelves and want librarians to draft a plan for systematic censorship. "The councilman was quick to say he does not believe in censorship of books, but was also clear to point out the need to protect underage library members from explicit content." Yeah, that's what they always say...
 
 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: Jeph Jacques - Mellotron
 
 
 
mr_rakshasa on April 13th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
I don't know - a lot of it depends on where the manga was shelved. If it's in the kids' section, then that pretty much is the library's fault.
gwallagwalla on April 13th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
The article says it was in the adult section.