Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Juicy Bits

Up in Ames, Iowa, they've pulled What's Eating Gilbert Grape, a critically acclaimed novel written by Iowa native Peter Hedges from literature classes at Carroll High School.

The KCCI News story includes this sentence, which we suggest should be made part of the template journalists use when writing censorship stories:
Superintendent Rob Cordes admitted that he's never read the book, but after reading certain parts, he felt it wasn't appropriate.

Hint to reporters: Don't bother to rewrite the sentence every time, just leave a blank space and insert the name of the official who's banned the book in question into each new report. Saves time.


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