When she’s not carousing in the Senate…
When a U.S. Senator writes to the head honcho of a major book distributor to get them to stop promoting a book, censorship is standing on the doorstep.
Sen Elizabeth Warren charged that the book, The Truth About Covid-19, is chock-full of “misinformation.” Sen. Warren is famous for having long claimed to be a Native American–a claim that was dramatically refuted by DNA evidence when she ran for president last year.
The suit against her has been filed by the publisher, Chelsea Green Publishing, the co-authors, Dr. Joseph Mercola and Robin Cummins, and the author of the forward, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The plaintiffs say Warren–who falsely claimed to be a Native American–is trying to deprive them of their First Amendment rights.
What legal theory is she trying to push on us? [Note: Warren has falsely claimed to be a Native American–and cashed in on it.] Supposedly this book has to be suppressed because it contains “misinformation.” What does that mean? Has it got its facts wrong? Did the authors include a lot of B.S. that they made up? Are some things confused with others?
Because if “misinformation” means what most of us think it means, then no one’s safe from censorship–and possible criminal penalties!–because anyone can be… wrong. Crikey, CNN and MSNBC wouldn’t last ten minutes without misinformation. And what would happen to political campaigns? And advertising?
Or does “misinformation” merely denote something that deviates from the party line as laid out by prominent Democrats, at least one of whom pretends to be an Indian?
When a U.S. Senator suggests that maybe you’d better stop promoting a book, if you know what’s good for you–well, it would take someone bolder than the CEO at Amazon Books to tell her to go pack up her teepee.
Amazon promised to stop promoting the book, and stopped offering the e-book for sale.