Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Real Book Issues In Texas, And Other News

(Still trying to figure out why we have to challenge The Cider House Rules ("Goodnight you Princes of Maine, you Kings of New England" is too...monarchical?) but not The World According to Garp, which includes a transgendered character.)  While we're on the subject, please don't give the jackass who started this more credit than he's due: This is not an act by even the committee.  It's one clown seeking publicity (and getting it!) by harassing independent school districts (i.e., other state agencies).  He's not even trying to ban books, much less "constrain speech."  And no, this letter won't have that effect.  Most school districts are probably going to ignore it, or ask him to clarify, as his demands make no sense and don't involve information readily available.  Nor is it enforceable under any color of state law, nor will it be so long as the Lege is not in session (but he'll make as much hay over it as he can).  He's happy if you say he's "constraining speech," though, so maybe you don't start that lie, huh?  (TBH, a staff writer at the Atlantic and "founding editor of 'The Best in Journalism' " should know better.)

And in other news:

1 comment:

  1. I'd imagine it's the way abortion is handled in the book that would be the problem with it for the people who want to ban it.