Archive for August, 2010

I enjoyed this little exchange that was highlighted in the April 2010 issue of American Libraries magazine.

“I educated myself. I went to the library—the books are free.” FoxNews host Glenn Beck, addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 19.

“Glenn, Glenn, Glenn. The library isn’t free! It’s paid for with tax money! Free public libraries are the result of the progressive movement to communally share books. The first public library was the Boston Public Library in 1854. Its statement of purpose: Every citizen has the right to access community-owned resources. Community-owned? That sounds just like communists. You’re a communist!” Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, February 22.

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