Olbermann book sale blocked on Amazon: coincidence?

7 posts / 0 new

Keith Olbermann's current book "Pitchforks and Torches" is at this moment blocked from being sold new on the Amazon website. The notation reads:

"Item Under Review

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible."


This is the 1st time I've seen this notation in years of Amazon shopping. Does anyone smell a rat?


RandyWinn's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm


How is something wrong with the way a book is shipped? I'd presume that Amazon ships all books the same way.

I smell a rat called censorship.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Yea, because there is a shortage of places to buy books online...

It's completely nonsensical that they would not sell a high profile book based on politics, likely they just ran out and someone put up the wrong message.

Edit; I just looked and it seems to be for sale to me...


Gotitdone's picture
Sep. 21, 2010 12:11 pm

Yea, it's for sale for me too... I've bought lots of far left and controversial books from Amazon.. half of Thoms books, a Qua-ran, the apocrapha- books that were denied from the bible.. etc, I honestly don't think they are censoring anything, they will sell anything they can make money on.

makuck's picture
Mar. 31, 2010 10:13 pm

You guys do know that the UK site "The Book Depository" is generally comparably priced to Amazon, but has free shipping?

Barliman's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm



buz's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

What about the Kindle edition? If it's still unavailable, then...

jeremiahf's picture
Feb. 24, 2011 10:57 am

Latest Headlines

As Obama talks of climate change in Alaska, oil giant Shell readies drills in the Arctic

And in 2041, the Antarctica could be opened up just as the Arctic has been

Scott Walker: Building a wall at the Canadian border might be "legitimate" idea

It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's "legitimate" to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as well

Malaysia's democracy is in worse shape than we thought

Malaysia's ethnic groups, and thus Malaysia itself, are looking more and more divided

We’re at a Dangerous Climate Crossroads - Here’s How We Can Save the Planet

As President Obama tours the Arctic to raise awareness about global warming, we’re getting new evidence about just how dire a situation our planet is in.

In preparation for this fall’s big climate talks in Paris, 56 countries have come out with their own national targets for cutting greenhouse gasses.

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system