Books? We don’ need no stinkin’ books!

Washington Post to dump book review section.

UPDATE: An chew don’ need no stinkin’ mail!


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2 responses to “Books? We don’ need no stinkin’ books!

  1. pulled up in OG

    Washington Post: “Quitcher bitchin’ and read ’em on Kindle!”

    The former books editor of the LA Times: “Maybe it’s just foolish and sentimental nostalgia on my part . . . ”

    No wonder.

  2. Paco

    The last line paragraph of the article about WAPO axing its book section really scares me because it will probably end up getting into the “stimulus package”, which, when I last checked this morning is costing every person in the country , with interest, about $4,000 each, with the bulk of the money going to members of public employee and teachers’ unions. Didn’t take long for the redistribution to begin did it? “ Douglas Brinkley, the historian, suggested that the book industry and book reviews deserved some kind of public bailout. “I think that just like public television— I think book review sections almost need to get subsidized to keep the intellectual life in America alive,” Mr. Brinkley said. “So if we can do that for radio and we could do it for television, why can’t we do it for the book industry, which is terribly suffering right now?”