I meant to point this out a couple of days ago, but fortunately Michelle Malkin didn’t put it off like Murdoc did:
THE AMAZON.COM REVIEW CESSPOOL
An editor at Crown Forum books, a Conservative publisher with Random House, noted the, um, ‘creative’ reviews and uploaded images on Amazon and wrote this:
Amazon already has contracts with Liberal newspapers and magazines that are free to post bad reviews (obviously) of Conservative books. However, they offer no such contracts to Conservative media and therefore offer no way to refute what is said in the negative Liberal reviews, other than what we are allowed to put in our own ‘quotes’ section.
These types of business practices by Amazon are completely unacceptable; for them not to monitor these images that anyone can put up and for them not to make any effort to support their Conservative business partners is awful.
The whole thing seems pretty ridiculous to Murdoc. I mean, who’s going to take those crappy reviews and images seriously? Doesn’t that hurt Amazon’s standing as a serious seller? I’d be curious to know if extreme Righty efforts in a similar vein are treated similarly.
FWIW, the images don’t seem to be up any longer. For more, including sample images and reader reviews, see Malkin’s post.