Librarians For Terror
This article title really drew me in. I subscribe to the Library Link of the Day listserv and saw this in my inbox and knew I had to read this. And of course, I was instantly sorry I did. First of all, despite the fact that every word in this article is written in a blatantly biased [if not moronic] tone, as a good friend of mine said, they're claiming this of librarians?!?!? Are there not more important, more blameworthy [even if these foolish ideas are true], more dangerous culprits? Don't you have anything better to do, Lee Kaplan? Obviously not. It's like he [or she... Lee could be a girl's name I guess] has spent years picking tiny grains of events over several decades to piece together a case against the evil ALA empire. Lee seems to have a hard time both citing examples of his alegations and coming up with examples that have any convincing force. Ames Public Library?!?!? And don't get me started about the blatant lies [re: CIPA... "an ALA victory would have allowed pornography for children in public libraries"] and almost solely linking to self-serving articles and sites. Whew! Ok. I'm done.