Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Andrei A Phyric Victory for mindless sheep

It has not been a good week for free speech, not a good week at all. Shout down mode has been the predominant form of public discourse. The adult equivalent of a child sticking his or her fingers in his or her ears - "nya nya nya can't hear you". Well if it works why not.

So it's no real surprise to learn that the Warehouse and Paper Plus have announced that they will not be stocking Ian Wishart's new book.

Jubilation in some quarters over this, the tail has wagged the dog.

But when it comes down to it what the would be book boycotters have accomplished is a bit of an own goal. The publicity boost for the book has been enormous.

I doubt sales will be harmed very much, just the converse in fact, especially since most book sales these days are on-line.

Keep your cynicism in check here boy - what you are thinking might have happened probably didn't. Be hilarious if it had though.

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