While Foster Kamer and I don’t entirely see eye to eye on this autographed Palin book charity project mean, I am wholly supportive of the project’s end. That being said…
As for these literature lovers’ contention that the book is a threat to the practice? This book is no more a threat to literature or publishing than was Hillary’s or any other celebrity’s memoir. It’s probably not even less true. I would contentd that Gawker has done just as much, if not more, damage to journalism than Going Rogue has, or ever will, to “literature.”
But to drive home just how stupid all this Palin book brewhaha is, I direct you to the second comment in Kamer’s latest post on the drive:
Burning books. Excellent. So excellent he even approved his own comment. And sure, he’s kidding. (Or #KIDDING in Gawker terms.) But does the left ever care if the right is clearly kidding about its statements? Gawker writer Azaria Jagger clearly didn’t earlier in the day when he (she?) took seriously Glenn Beck’s remarks about Sarah Palin staying in the kitchen when Beck was clearly kidding.
Particularly in the Gawker case, I wonder how many of those who signed the Palin book even bothered reading it? I bet almost none. All of this holding up of Palin’s book for blind criticism around of which the liberal left can churn and giggle and bond is sad. It is pathetic.