May 23, 2024

Amazon Taking Heat for Doing the Right Thing

Amazingly, Paul Carr of TechCrunch has come out against Amazon’s decision to remove a pedophiliac’s handbook from its e-shelves. His rationale? The same information is available elsewhere.

This is exactly the sort of unprincipled non-think that has would-be intellectuals second-guessing the Cold War now that it’s over. Principles matter, Paul, and people in the media ought to know that and applaud anyone who does what’s right rather than spouting nonsense about how it doesn’t matter.

Sorry, but Amazon is entirely within their rights to sell or refuse to sell any product, at any time, for any reason. If the company’s judgment is that selling a perv’s guide to kiddie porn hurts their image and/or bottom line then that’s Amazon’s business, not yours.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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