The Kerry campaign calls on a publisher
to 'withdraw book' written by group of veterans, claiming veterans are lying
about Kerry's service in Vietnam and operating as a front organization for Bush.
Kerry campaign has told Salon.com that the publisher of UNFIT FOR COMMAND is
'retailing a hoax'... 'No publisher should want to be selling books with proven
falsehoods in them,' Kerry campaign spokesman.
Media Matters for America (MMFA) called on three of the nation's leading booksellers to, at the very least, inform customers about the book's false allegations and lies. David Brock, president and CEO of MMFA, today wrote a letter to Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble calling on each to reassess "the responsibility of book sellers when it becomes established that prominent non-fiction books are based on false information."
In 2004, Kerry's Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Googles began the synchronization of culture (Gleichschaltung), by which the arts were brought in line with Kerry's goals. The party urged to purged bookstores of Unfit for Command alleged to be politically or artistically suspect.
On August 19, 2004, the Kerry's Campaign Main Office for
Press and Propaganda proclaimed a nationwide “Action against the Un-American
Spirit,” to climax in a literary purge or “cleansing” (Säuberung) by banning.
In a symbolic act of ominous significance, on August 19, 2004 the campaign urged bookstores to not sell Unfit for Command because it was a “un-american” book, presaging an era of censorship and control of culture.
The day before the scheduled book banning, the Kerry Student Association sent out a circular which contained statements to be read as books were tossed out of the bookstores.