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NEWS: Daily Show's Jon Stewart has book banned in some Mississippi libraries

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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:32 PM
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"America", by Daily Show's Jon Stewart et al has enjoyed 15 weeks on the N.Y. Times hardcover non fiction bestseller list, but now has the ire in Jackson & George counties in southern Mississippi who have banned it from their library bookshelves due to nude depictions of members of the U.S. Surpeme Court. Walmart also banned the book from its shelves last October, but continues to sell it through their website.
 



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GULPORT, MISS. - Library officials in two Mississippi counties have banned late-night comedy host Jon Stewart's America (the Book) from its shelves, citing the satirical textbook's nude depictions of members of the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I've been a librarian for 40 years and this is the only book I've objected to so strongly that I wouldn't allow it to circulate," Robert Willits, director of the Jackson-George Regional Library System, told the Associated Press.




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Oh brother, what next? A bit late, no? At any rate, this ought to increase sales of the book in that state.

I'll just have to run out to the library and get it just to see what all the fuss is about!


Related News Links:
www.suntimes.com
www.usatoday.com


[edit on 10/1/05 by AlwaysLearning]




posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:36 PM
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I got the book for Christmas. It's funny, but I wouldn't let my kids read it. It's basically the Daily Show uncensored. Most of the vulgar content is done in satire, but I can understand how parents wouldn't want their children reading it. All the good stuff would be lost on them anyways. You have to undertand politics to really appreciate it.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:46 PM
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The only bad thing I can say about this book is that they didn't address the irony behind why the book would be banned in the book itself....


Even the layout of the book is one big joke....I love it...



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:48 PM
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I read the book and the funniest thing is the naked supreme court judges, for you to match.

I though it was hilarious.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:50 PM
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Are they really worried about the kids, or are they just prudes down there in the Bible belt? I don't even know that kids would be looking in that area of the library. At any rate, I think its a hoot!!! We should all have such big problems in life!



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:54 PM
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Are they really worried about the kids, or are they just prudes down there in the Bible belt? I don't even know that kids would be looking in that area of the library. At any rate, I think its a hoot!!! We should all have such big problems in life!


That is the ultimate question, eh? I agree that kids probably wouldn't have even paid attention to it. However now that "the news" is out it's going to be the book that the kiddies sit around tee-heeing about.
Personally, I have no problem with nudity. Porn and nudity are two very different things. I can't say first hand as I've not seen or read the book, but I have a tough time believing that it would be porn in his book.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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How much nudity are we talking about here? I mean, I can understand it being eliminated because of that, fair enough, but is it actually indecent or no?



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
How much nudity are we talking about here? I mean, I can understand it being eliminated because of that, fair enough, but is it actually indecent or no?

Full frontal...

And lets just say you may need a magnifying glass to verify that on a few of the men....


edit:Nothing more indecent than the typical nude beach....

[edit on 1/10/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 03:58 PM
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I've looked at the book, its very funny from the excerpts I've looked at.

The book in one part depicts fake images of the Justices nude, its just transposed images of nude adult men in a non-sexual pose they are just standing there. Nothing obscene about it. Plus its not really up close, the depiction of the penis is small.

I hate it when people ban literature.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 06:47 PM
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Is it really worth argueing? I don't think Mississippi has the brightest of individuals making the laws in that state. They worried about banning a book instead of getting children to read. At least the book is appealing to people in their teenage years, they might begin to take an interest in politics because of the book. Although I don't believe that crossed the minds of the literary geniuses ruining the majestical libraries (sarcasm) of Mississippi.

[edit on 10-1-2005 by Prince_Machiavelli]



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 10:50 AM
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what gets me they banned it based on the pictures, and not the content (which they probably never read)

Maybe it is more of a gag reflex by looking at naked old people. Nude people posing is art, people doing something else while nude is porn

might as well ban art class too



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 01:56 PM
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while poking fun and denigrating Mississippi (USA) may be 'funny' chow down on some pie. It's called 'eating crow, 'ya'll'


John Grisham, ... Jerry Clower ... Tennessee Williams ... Donna Tartt ... Eudora Welty ... Larry Brown ... Richard Wright ... Margaret Walker Alexander ... Brad Watson ... Beth Henley ... Walker Percy ... Lewis Nordan ... Frederick Barthelme ... Shelby Foote ... Greg Iles ... Ellen Douglas ... Thomas Harris ... Augustus Baldwin Longstreet ... Willie Morris ... Anne Moody ... Richard Ford ... Elizabeth Spencer ... Barry Hannah ... Angela Jackson ... William Attaway ... Nevada Barr ... Rick Bass ... William Faulkner ...

Just to name some.

Mississippi writers

Elvis Presley, B.B. King,

Mississippi musicians

Mississippi artists

NASA Stennis Space Flight Center

.

.



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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Mississippi has Libraries?

We in Arkansas thank God everyday for Mississippi


Come on now Just kidding


[edit on 12-1-2005 by Amuk]



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