It’s the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead or crucify them on the national stage . The all-powerful Oprah Book Club is not so much a club as a ruthlessly influential marketing vehicle, with the power to fundamentally alter best-seller lists, Amazon rankings and royalty payments.
Apologies are becoming as much a part of Late Show with David Letterman as Top 10 lists.
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. If you want to reduce citizens’ exposure to dangerous and illegal activities online, why not gather up all the URLs for sites that promote such acts child pornography, extreme violence, weapon-making and so on and have Internet Service Providers simply block them