Wednesday, January 12, 2005

That Was Quick

From CNN:

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- A library board reversed a ban on comedian Jon Stewart's best-selling satirical book, which it had passed because of its image of Supreme Court justices' faces superimposed on naked bodies.

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"There were 12 to 15 people in the audience and most spoke up in defense of the book," he said. "The board responds to community input and they made that decision."

He said majority of the messages criticizing the move came from out of state.

"We got some absolutely nasty e-mails and telephone calls that you would not believe," Willits said.

"We were communists and fascists at the same time."

Good for the library for doing the right thing.