Consider these headlines from Drudge Report:
- Climategate: 'Greatest scandal in modern science'...
- Call for Congressional investigation...
- Paper: Junk science exposed among climate-change believers...
- Obama: 'Step closer' to climate deal...
- Big Lies and Little Facts; Blockbuster Report Reveals: "War and Peace" Even Longer Than Thought!
- Global Warming With the Lid Off; The Emails That Reveal an Effort to Hide the Truth About Climate Science
- Climate Science and Candor
- Climate Emails Stoke Debate; Scientists' Leaked Correspondence Illustrates Bitter Feud over Global Warming
Now consider these writings on Banned Books Week:
- "Censorship Propaganda is Just So Much Hogwash," by Thomas Sowell, The Seattle Times, 5 October 1994.
- "Banned Books Week: Smoke Screen of Hypocrisy," by Linda Harvey, WorldNetDaily, 23 September 2005.
- "Banned Books Week," by Norma, Collecting My Thoughts, 9 October 2007.
- "The Real Library 'Censors,'" by Dr. Judith Reisman, WorldNetDaily, 16 September 2008.
- "How Anti-Censors, 'Censor' the Truth About Censorship or ... Looking for Nazis in All the Wrong Places," by Tomeboy, Tomeboy, undated.
- "'Left' Out - Liberal Censors You Never Hear About," by Tomeboy, Tomeboy, undated.
- "The Book Banners Hollywood Ignores," by Michelle Malkin, TownHall.com, 17 September 2008.
- "The ALA Celebrates BBW!," by Annoyed Librarian, Annoyed Librarian, 1 October 2007.
- "Banned Books Week," by Sean Lindsay, 101 Reasons to Stop Writing, 4 October 2007.
- "Banned Books Week? Are You Kidding? It's a Fraud!!!," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries.org, undated.
- "Book Banning Myths," by Nancy M. Czerwiec, Illinois Family Institute, 4 October 2007.
- "Partisan UT Prof Hijacks 'Banned Books Week,'" by Reid Ahlbeck, Toledo Free Press, 26 September 2008, exclusively online.
- "25 Banned Books That You Should Read Today." "This list ... tells you where you can read them all for free online." [NOTE: How can they be "banned" when they are free to read online anytime, anywhere?]
- "'Banned' Books Week Strikes Again," by Annoyed Librarian, Annoyed Librarian, 29 September 2008.
- "Banned Books Week, 2008," by Dennis, The Recliner Commentaries, 30 September 2008.
- "Banned Books Week Hypocrisy Publicized," by Robert Kent, The Friends of Cuban Librarians, 30 September 2008.
- "Banned Books High School Update," by Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute, 1 October 2008.
- "'Banned Books Week' Stokes the Fire," by Cal Thomas, Muskegon Chronicle, 22 September 1995. (Look a little down the page to find this.)
- "Good News: Students Challenge Library Policies, Ask for Equal Viewpoint Representation," by Focus on the Family, CitizenLink, 2 October 2008.
- "Banned Books, Chapter 2; Conservative Group Urges Libraries to Accept Collection," by Michael Alison Chandler, The Washington Post, 3 October 2008.
- "Banned Book Week and Intelligent Design Part 1: Darwinist Law Professor Supports Library Censorship of Pro-ID Books," by Casey Luskin, Evolution News & Views, 3 October 2008, criticizing "Evolution and the Holy Ghost of Scopes: Can Science Lose the Next Round?," by Stephen A. Newman, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 8.2, Spring 2007.
- "'Censors' Are So Scary," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 6 October 2008.
- "'Some 'Censorship' is Good," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 8 October 2008.
- "Humberto Fontova, the Media's 'Book Banning' Claims, and the ALA's Opposition to the 'Right to Apply Accuracy' in Public Schools," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 17 February 2009.
- "'Librarians 'Censor' Statutory Rape Book," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 23 February 2009.
- "A Pet Peeve," by Doug Archer, OIF Blog [ALA], 17 June 2009.
- "Therapy: Part 2," by Lauren, The Barnes Family, 27 June 2009. See also "Romance Novels Pornography for Women," by Adrienne, Adrienne Bone, 27 June 2009.
- "Banned Books Week and the ALA," by Dennis Ingolfsland, The Recliner Commentaries, 4 August 2009.
- "US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books," by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009:
Kleinman accuses the ALA of hyperbole in celebrating Banned Books Week. "The whole purpose of Banned Books Week is to provide this kind of misinformation," he said. "The ALA misleads people into thinking that if you keep an inappropriate book from a child that is considered censorship. It is not."
- "Finding Censorship Where There Is None," by Mitchell Muncy, Wall Street Journal, 24 September 2009.
In the common-law tradition, censorship refers specifically to the government's prior restraint on publication. None of the sponsors claim this has happened; the acts they have in mind are perpetrated by private citizens. Yet the cases on the map almost all involve ordinary people lodging complaints with school and library authorities. Before Banned Books Week began in 1982, such behavior was known as petitioning the government for a redress of grievances."Chicago Tribune's Julia Keller Endorses ALA's Banned Books Week," by Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute, 28 September 2009.
There's something odd about a national organization with a $54 million budget and 67,000 members reacting so zealously against a few unorganized, law-abiding parents whose efforts, by any sensible standard, are hopelessly ineffective. The ALA's members have immeasurably more power than the "censors" they denounce to decide what books are available in our communities, but this power is so familiar it's invisible. Why do parents' public petitions constitute censorship, while librarians' hidden verdicts do not? A spokesman for the ALA once tackled this question in the Boston Globe: "The selection criteria that librarians use may not always be what everybody wants. I don't see that it's a real problem." Move along, folks, nothing to see here.
- "Celebrate 'Banned' Books Week!," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 30 September 2009.
The ALA's definition of censorship has no relationship whatsoever to what everyone else in the entire world understands by the word. It's incoherent and self-serving.
- "Gay Reversal Advocates Say School Libraries Banning Their 'Ex-Gay' Books," by Diane Macedo, FOX News Network, 22 October 2009.
Calls from Foxnews.com to Caldwell-Stone were directed to American Library Association Media Relations Manager Macey Morales, who asked for more information about PFOX's allegations and then failed to return follow-up e-mails and phone calls.
- "American Library Association Silent as Libraries Ban Books About Ex-Gays," by Wintery Knight, Wintery Knight, 28 October 2009.
The American Library Association refused to do anything about the book banning. This is actually predictable behavior for them – they are a left-wing advocacy group.
- "It's Not Censorship, It's Parenting! Removing Books That are Inappropriate For Our Kids is Not the Same as Banning Books," by Erin Manning, MercatorNet.com, 18 November 2009.