Wednesday, July 22, 2009
It's Not Censorship, It's Just A Bad Decision
Conservative merchandise not available for sale at Concord Mills mall in North Carolina:
    "Impeach Obama."

    "Al Qaeda’s favorite days: 9/11/01 and 11/04/08."

    "Work Harder. Obama needs the money."

    The bumper stickers and posters sold at "Free Market Warrior" at Concord Mills are meant to be “biting,” the kiosk’s owner Loren Spivack said.

    At least one passer-by found them racist and bigoted, and took time to tell the mall in a letter and a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer.

    Whatever your opinion, the fact is this: At the end of July, "Free Market Warrior" will not be allowed at Concord Mills Mall. The kiosk chain's owner shared e-mail correspondence with Newschannel 36 that explains that the mall management has decided that the items sold are not "neutral" enough. The lease will be allowed to expire July 31, 2009 without an option to renew.
Meanwhile, Che shirts are probably still on sale at several of the trendy shops along with campaign merchandise from the current administration.

No word on whether the B. Dalton's will have to remove Atlas Shrugged and The Road to Serfdom because they're not neutral enough.

Ayn Rand is probably safe, as her books are simply too wordy for anyone to bother reading to find if they don't contain the right kind of thought.

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