In 2002, Amazon.com came under scrutiny for “contributing to the potential rape and molestation of children” by selling books for and about pedophilia. Amazon defended one such book on First Amendment grounds (and obviously they “won” because that book is still listed).

Last week, Amazon listed a new Kindle book, entitled — I kid you not — “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure.”

I understand the First Amendment, but I also understand a company’s responsibilities. It’s clear that nobody who runs Amazon has had a child who has ever been victimized by this kind of sub-human debris.

The First Amendment exists, and so does a buyer’s freedom of choice when it comes to which book seller to give their money to. Feel free to demonstrate that to Amazon.com.

Update: Suddenly the book is unavailable. Amazing what the prospect of losing lots of customers can do to shore up a company’s sense of decency, isn’t it?

Comments

27 Responses to “Amazon.com & Pedophile Books, the Disgusting Saga Continues; Updated”

  1. Debra on November 10th, 2010 7:01 pm

    There is no excuse for this! Shame on Amazon.com for placing the almighty dollar ahead of common decency. What happened to doing the right thing? To protecting our children? I will not purchase another item from your company.

  2. Dick on November 10th, 2010 7:28 pm

    489 negative reviews and blasts to Amazon on this book. One clever guy gave it 5 stars and blasted it in the review! I added my boycott of Amazon until this garbage is removed.

  3. Marshall_Will on November 10th, 2010 7:35 pm

    "dismantling the hysteria and mythology of the counterfeit child sex abuse industry"

    ( Fr: Product Description )

    Oh! Well… 'see'? We were all just being 'hysterical' about this! If we'd all just calm down and look at things 'logically…' Yeah. I'LL show f@_king HYSTERICAL!

    Locally, we have Ward Weaver. He bought his underage victims boom-boxes, make-up and was very nice.., that is before he raped and murdered Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis in 2002. ( Among others ) Having a 'relationship' w/ a minor isn't like playing down an office affair you wished you'd never gotten yourself 'in' to? Simply changing your job won't make your underage victim "go away". What's that leave?

    The current administration has no qualms about bullying corporations for whatever suits their agenda. Evidently this doesn't rise to that level?

  4. Linda on November 10th, 2010 7:35 pm

    Sick and disgusting. I have never dealt with Amazon.com; I go way back with them, to their early days, when they would spam you to death. I had to give up an email address because of their spamming, back in the day.

    I see they are still a vile company, and First Amendment or not, there is no excuse for them to sell that garbage. In my estimation, it's no different than them selling child pornography. There is no Constitutional right to exploit and/or victimize children.

    Boycott Amazon.com. There are too many other shopping sites available, and no one should deal with this putrid excuse for a company.

  5. Marshall_Will on November 10th, 2010 7:51 pm

    "There are too many other shopping sites"

    Touche` Linda! But it's good Doug brings this to our attention. However repulsive, readers need to be aware just what lengths certain retailers are willing to go in order to come off as "edgy"?

    You'll also notice many identical approaches the Dem's and this crowd have in common. How different is the ref. to "the -counterfeit- child sex abuse industry" to the "opponents to the Healthcare Bill see hobgoblins and boogeymen at ever turn!"

    See! ( It's all in our heads! ) We're just being silly…

  6. SignPainterGuy on November 10th, 2010 8:01 pm

    As a teen ager, I came this close (thumb and forefinger barely touching) to becoming a pervert`s next victim. I`m sayin`, CLOSE ! I DID tell the right people. He`s in prison now………for pirating satelite tv subscription cards ! NOT before victimizing a slew of young boys ! We also had a judo instructor…he`s fighting off bubba for the right reasons ! Sick people !

    Because I`m still un-trusting of buying on-line using plastic and the whole ball of wax, I limit doing so to purchases that can`t be made by snail-mail or in person (still preferred). There`s just something special about a personal exchange. I like people !

    So, in all honesty, I can say, I have never bought from Amazon.com, I do not currently buy from Amazon.com and I absotively, posolutely will never do it again ! So there !

  7. SignPainterGuy on November 10th, 2010 8:05 pm

    +1

  8. Zilla on November 10th, 2010 8:25 pm

    Oh my God. I find it reprehensible that anyone would even try to defend, much less sell a "how to" book for molesting children? The Amendment doesn't protect child pornography, so why should it protect this?

  9. Ken in Texas on November 10th, 2010 9:10 pm

    Much needs to be made of this disgusting habit of Amazon's. The internet is a powerful tool. Let's use it to alert everyone we know of Amazon being a purveyor of perversion. I just e-mailed Bill O' Reilly to make sure he's aware of it. Maybe some of y'all should, too.

  10. Zilla on November 10th, 2010 9:57 pm

    I posted this blog post about it to my facebook profiles & the 600+ member political information page that I run there.
    I agree with you, Ken, this is something EVERYBODY with a soul needs to know about!

  11. TheZooKeeper on November 10th, 2010 10:00 pm

    When did the 1st Amendment guarantee the "right" to say or print any and every thing?
    The folks that wrote it never intended that – but hey, they're just dead white guys. What did they know?

  12. Doug on November 10th, 2010 10:10 pm

    The First Amendment might give somebody the "right" to do or say all sorts of things, but some places like Amazon like to pretend that, as such, the First also gives them the duty to sell it.

  13. Zilla on November 10th, 2010 10:21 pm

    Fox News has picked up on the story & there is a facebook page protesting the book & Amazon for selling it:
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/10/consumers-bo
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Amazoncom-f

  14. Marshall_Will on November 10th, 2010 10:32 pm

    "the duty to sell it"

    Wow, there's an earful in that statement. Strange how things have unwound here in Portland? Lib's talk about The First and cling to it in defending their strip clubs.

    The next thing you know, some old 'landmark' restaurant in a largely residential neighborhood goes under, yep, new management and after 3 or 6 mos. of "making an honest go of it" ( you guessed it ) they're applying for a lic. as a strip club!

    So there you have it. Now little Johnny waits for the bus just steps away from "Bada-Bing". But like all good regressives, they never make a mistake so… the neighborhood is stuck w/ it and the 'bonus' for them is, now Johnny thinks it's 'cool' and 'natural' for young women to take their clothes off for $$$.

  15. OK_Loyalist on November 10th, 2010 10:39 pm

    This disturbs me. I too in the past have used them and was always happy with their service. This changes my mind though.

  16. Marshall_Will on November 10th, 2010 11:14 pm

    Zilla,

    Hooray for our side! Awesome. As one poster noted, just in time for their Christmas sales..! Uh…?

    Mind you, this isn't some NPR/ACORN-funded boycott, staged to further their agenda. Nope, just rank & file Americans crying out for basic decency! I love it.

  17. SignPainterGuy on November 10th, 2010 11:18 pm

    Decisions have consequences ! Speak with your $`s !

  18. Zilla on November 11th, 2010 12:37 am

    The other McCain is on it this now, with a revealing look at the creepy author who is a barely literate former mental patient. There's a photo of him there too, so you know to keep your kids far away if you see him lurking around somewhere.
    http://theothermccain.com/2010/11/10/semi-literat

  19. Ken in Texas on November 11th, 2010 1:28 am

    The Tea Party movement has proven the power of pissed-off Americans when they decide enough is enough. It's time we throw PC out the window and start calling a spade a spade, and homosexual perverts preying on children the slug-buckets they are. There's a sort of legal defense in Texas known as, "he needed killin' ", and I'll be damned if these pedophile bastards don't qualify under that statute.

  20. Zilla on November 11th, 2010 1:45 am

    I'm with you, Ken, the only good child molester is a dead one.

  21. SignPainterGuy on November 11th, 2010 2:07 am

    The guy has some serious issues, made some poor and life-changing decisions at a very young age and seems never to have recovered. He claims to want to make things safer for the kids who become involved, by establishing guidelines for the adults (his reason for writing the book) ……. Isn`t that like a "less fatal" fatal poison ? The kids are still being molested, ding bat !

    So far, he`s sold one (1) book ! I`m betting no one here will be doubling his sales !

    My eyes were first opened to the reality of just how demented these pedophiles are, about the time my daughter was 3, when I heard their admonition, "8 is too late" ! And ALMOST NO AGE IS TOO YOUNG ! NO, ……… we can`t just shoot them on sight ! ………Brain bleach, quick !

  22. Ken in Texas on November 11th, 2010 2:12 am

    Thanks, Zilla; just send me one! I have the tools and the attitude.

  23. OK_Loyalist on November 11th, 2010 2:22 am

    Perfect !!!

  24. Marshall_Will on November 11th, 2010 12:53 pm

    Ken,

    That's "barely literate former mental patient" homosexual pervert preying on children slug-bucket! ( Just thought I'd fix that for ya' )

    Happy Vet's Day man!

  25. Marshall_Will on November 11th, 2010 12:58 pm

    "So far he's sold (1) book !" And where I'm concerned ( that's (1) too many )

    It would be difficult though to gauge just how many 'other' books/media Amazon sold as a result of consumer… "re-direct" based on their level of depravity? Don't they have a tag at the bottom that states "People that like 'this' book -also- looked at the 'following' books/movies/whatever?

    Like I say, "edgy" that's what it's all about!

  26. SignPainterGuy on November 11th, 2010 1:55 pm

    Happy Veterans Day to you and all our vets ! Please know that you are ALL greatly appreciated !

  27. SignPainterGuy on November 11th, 2010 8:38 pm

    Headline on The Baze : "Amazon.com pulls pedophilia book without explanation"..
    GOOOOOOD !!

    I`m much more interested in an explanation of why they offered it for sale in the first place ! As Debra stated first, "There is no excuse !"

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