Amazon appears to delete over 900 critical reviews of Hillary Clinton’s book
|| Telegraph UK
“Amazon has apparently deleted over 900 reviews of Hillary Clinton’s book in the first 24 hours since it went on sale, after the publisher raised concern that the reviewers had not actually read the book.
Mrs Clinton’s book, What Happened, went on sale on Tuesday. By Wednesday there were 1,600 reviews – many of which did not discuss the book, but instead offered high praise or scathing criticism of Mrs Clinton.
The website Quartz analysed the data from the reviews and found that of the book’s 1,600 or so reviews as of Wednesday morning, only 338 were from users with verified purchases of the book – that is, those who actually bought the item on Amazon.com. They could, of course, have bought the book somewhere else and then logged onto Amazon to post a review, but the majority of Amazon’s reviews are from people who bought the book on their site.
“It seems highly unlikely that approximately 1,500 people read Hillary Clinton’s book overnight and came to the stark conclusion that it is either brilliant or awful,” he said.
He said Simon & Schuster hoped the online commentary would reflect opinions of people who have actually read the book.
“It’s pathetic and immature that Clinton can’t accept personal responsibility for her loss. She was a terrible candidate and had a hard time defeating Bernie,” wrote R.J. Parker.”
….Continue reading more @ Telegraph UK
| Reviews here @ What Happened Reviews at Amazon
|| Note: The actual reviews still left on the Amazon site are quite interesting, and revealing of the obvious blatant attempt at censorship. / CJ
Twitter Blows Up Over Leaked Tape of Lawrence O’Donnell Going Nuts: ‘STOP THE HAMMERING’
“This afternoon, Mediaite posted a leaked eight-minute video of outtakes from a broadcast featuring MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell. The clip obtained by Mediaiteshows O’Donnell absolutely losing it during what appears to be commercial breaks of The Last Word‘s Aug. 29 telecast.
At one point in the video, O’Donnell goes on a tirade over what appears to be someone hammering in the background, leading to this unforgettable rant:
“STOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHO’S GOT A HAMMER? WHERE IS IT? WHERE’S THE HAMMER? GO UP ON THE OTHER FLOOR. SOMEBODY GO UP THERE AND STOP THE HAMMERING. STOP THE HAMMERING. I’LL GO DOWN TO THE GODDAMNED FLOOR MYSELF AND STOP IT, KEEP THE GODDAMNED COMMERCIAL BREAK GOING. CALL FUCKING PHIL GRIFFIN, I DON’T CARE WHO THE FUCK YOU HAVE TO CALL. STOP THE HAMMERING. EMPTY OUT THE GODDAMNED CONTROL ROOM AND FIND OUT WHERE THIS IS GOING ON.”
After the post went live, it didn’t take long for the internet to stand up and take notice. And folks on Twitter sure had a lot of fun with it.”
….Continue reading more @ Mediaite
|| Has to remind one of the Caine Mutiny. /CJ