[Click above to embiggen: the latest fake negative review attacking our book, SHUT UP!, by a librarian who never actually read the book but dishonesty hit us with a 1-star review on Amazon anyway.]
We caught another dishonest librarian leaving a fake negative review for our book SHUT UP! The Bizarre War that One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment. This has been happening since the book appeared on Amazon.com on May 26th.
Librarians who have never read the book have been following instructions left for them on the ALA Think Tank Facebook page and other social media sites, where members of the American Library Association encourage one another to dishonestly leave fake negative reviews to try to suppress readership of our book. Since we wrote about terrible things that the American Library Association does to communities and the book is focused on horrible discoveries we made at the Orland Park Public Library in particular, librarians have been working hard to censor, ban, and suppress our book. Which is ironic if you remember that every September the ALA sponsors “Banned Books Week,” an event that no less than Thomas Sowell called “National Hogwash Week.”
Today, a librarian named Kristyn Caragher (from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) was the latest ALA acolyte to attack our book without ever reading it. Personally, I think it’s pretty low and incredibly dishonest to give a negative review to something you have not even read.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Caragher works as the Instructional Media Resources Coordinator at the university. On Amazon, she posted her fake negative review as “Amazon Customer” but she stupidly forgot that her Amazon Wish List was attached to her account and could clearly be seen.
Clicking on the Wish List led me to Caragher’s name. Included on the Wish List were books about libraries and being a librarian.
A few moments spent on Google and I found her LinkedIn account, which confirmed she is a librarian. The only product she seems to have reviewed on Amazon is our book SHUT UP!, which she doesn’t appear to have even bought (since it was not a Verified Purchase review).
Again, I note all this because this is exactly who we are always up against with the Left…and the reason it matters is because over the last few decades while no one was paying attention the Left pretty much took over all the libraries in our country and stocked them with people like Kristyn Caragher. These are people who allow their personal political ideology to get in the way of their professional behavior. You all know that America allowed the Left to take over the public schools, but the Left also took over the libraries and other cultural institutions too. And that matters because people like Kristyn Caragher clearly put aside their professional ethics in situations where they see an opportunity to engage in politics in their professions.
Librarians by and large have become foot soldiers of the Left as much as the public school teachers in this country, but the librarians are not being watched or scrutinized as much as the teachers. That’s troubling because the librarians have so much interaction with children and they can subtly promote the Left’s agenda in public buildings (which are supported by taxpayers and are supposed to be for everyone in a politically neutral way).
But, time and again Megan Fox and I have caught librarians openly engaging in Alinsky-style politicking, like what Kristyn Caragher has done by tossing all professional ethics out the window and writing a generic fake negative review of a book she never even read.
If librarians are crossing a line like this…what else are they doing? You would think that someone who trained as a librarian would respect differing opinions and would at least read a book before judging it harshly or trying to suppress it and keep others from reading it.
It is shameful that other librarians allow people like Kristyn Caragher to carry on like this, but the Left has so infiltrated and saturated the field of library sciences that her peers and colleagues would probably not even think she did anything wrong by posting a fake negative review of something she never actually read. That’s how far gone this country is and how deeply the Left has entrenched itself into hearts and minds.
These people don’t even seem to understand that they are censoring, banning, and suppressing something they have not even actually read…which is supposed to be something they are against as professionals. But, they seem to think they should do anything they can to attack an “enemy,” even casting aside whatever ethics they possess.
What’s even more hilarious is that people like Kristyn Caragher advertise themselves as being against “oppression” and “bullying”…but isn’t attacking something she never even read just because she wants to hurt the people who wrote it an act of “oppression” and “bullying”?
[Click above to embiggen: screenshot of Kristyn Caragher’s website. Look how she advertises herself…then match that up with her actions on Amazon. Hypocrisy, thy name is librarian.]
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