Seriously, Amazon?

It’s been two weeks, and there still hasn’t been an apology or an affirmation from Amazon that they will tighten their self-publishing guidelines so that guides on how molest children don’t slip through the cracks.

Amazon has taken down the book that started it all. But as far as I can see, they haven’t said or done anything else. They haven’t mentioned anything about monitoring their self-publishing site more carefully, or even admitted they have no idea what the word censorship means. They have, however, sent out an incredibly lame, bland, language- neutral email I’m sure their lawyers approved. This is the response I received in my email to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Hello,

The items you referenced are not available for sale. Thank you for contacting us.

Sincerely,

Customer Service Department
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com

Please note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.

Doesn’t that leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling? Doesn’t it instill confidence that they see it’s a little weird to sell diapers and pedophilia materials on the same website?

I wish I could find more informationThat’s what I know.

Here’s an article that gives Amazon a little slap on the wrist, but basically says it’s the cost of doing business with a mega-company. If you want fast, cheap and easy, fine, but don’t ask questions.

What do you think? Is this worth asking questions about? Do you still shop at Amazon? Could you STOP shopping at Amazon?

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