The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Barnes & Noble Loves Barack

I just came back from a trip to Barnes & Noble. Normally, such a trip would have been an enjoyable afternoon. But apparently, the store (or perhaps an employee) has taken a political stance on the side of Barack Hussein "No Middle Name" Obama.

At one place in the store, just in front of the Military section, is a table labeled something like "You Make The Choice". (That may not be the exact wording, but it was along those lines.) The books on the table were all political. From the first glance, I knew something was amiss.

Prominently displayed were:

7 pro-Obama books
1 anti-Obama book (I slipped in a second, "ObamaNation" before I left.)
2 Bush-bashing books
2 pro-Biden books
1 pro-Palin book
2 anti-McCain books

And several assorted commentary books. One was Ann Coulter's "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans" and Bridgitte Gabriel's "They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It". (As you may be able to tell by the links, I'm not promoting Barnes & Noble here.) The rest, around ten others, were anti-Iraq War or other political rants unrelated to the current elections.

In case you didn't notice from my list above, there were NO pro-McCain books on the table.

Needless to say, I left without making a purchase. If anyone else has a similar experience at Barnes & Noble, please let us know.



#1 WhackaDhimmi 15-Sep-2008
Mr. NMI should now be called "Senator Barack Heinz 57 Obama" -- I still cannot believe anyone could be so dumb as to let that one slip, much less a presidential candidate.
#2 Paul 17-Sep-2008
I see this kind of opinion surface every election cycle. B&N is, as you may or may not know, a publicly traded company in the business of generating profits for its shareholders. It makes no sense for a company to deploy an ideological mandate to its stores to minimize the selection and availability of the products it and a host of competitors sell. Paranoia and conspiracy-mindedness are trumping the ability to assess something without an emotional (and in many places on the net, hysterical) attachment. If you scan or amazon,com, there are simply many more Obama books in the marketplace than there are those about McCain.
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