Suggested by Amazon Goebbels

This screenshot was taken at uSP. That’s quite a reading list: Dino Rossi’s Lessons and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. What’s next, Tim Eyman’s How I Fought Herpes and Won and Mein Kampf?
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  1. 2

    David in Wedgwood spews:

    SeattleJew is right. My ad is for a kids Timex watch, which I was shopping for last night.

  2. 3

    spews:

    @2
    Interesting. So does that mean that the book is appearing there because other SP readers are buying it?

  3. 6

    spews:

    Jew @1,

    And yet I get “Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future.” Hard to imagine that’s based on what I’ve been reading… especially considering I’m not sure I’ve ever bought a book from Amazon.

  4. 7

    JBlue spews:

    Goldy @ 6,

    “Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future.” ….. I think someone was reading that over at sound politics, though I can’t find it on the blog (I like to keep tabs on the “other side”). Funny that amazon brought that one up for ya! I can’t imagine that either.

  5. 8

    spews:

    @6
    Interesting, I get the same book (and I’m pretty sure I’ve never bought a book from Amazon either). However, I once created a profile as “Adolf Hitler” and wrote glowing reviews of some of Ann Coulter’s books using quotes from Mein Kampf. That was fun.

  6. 9

    Particle Man spews:

    I think Amazon has a list of wingnut reading titles and matches them up in rotation for anyone who would even ponder buying Rossi’s book of fables foibles and fumbles.

  7. 10

    YellowPup spews:

    For his sake, it’s good that Tim Eyman isn’t taking his battle with herpes to the voters this November.

    Yeah, I’m seeing a book on SP related to my last Amazon search, for books on sushi etiquette. Ch-ching for Stefan, who is getting lots of free traffic out of this.

  8. 11

    spews:

    Now that I’m logged in to Amazon, I see a different book (about blogs). That’s probably another factor in what appears.

  9. 12

    Ludicrus Maximus spews:

    “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”? $24.99

    The irony of having “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” advertized on a blog primarily run by a Jewish guy? Priceless.

  10. 13

    YellowPup spews:

    @9, @11: This is right. When I delete all my amazon.com cookies and access SP, my suggested book is The Campaign.

    So once you have mastered sushido and have emptied your browser cache, you will see things as they really are (and also find your righty-friendly literature at SP).

  11. 15

    SeattleJew spews:

    Tweaking the machine???

    The “Useless Arithmetic” book is a funny story. Sharky posted on SP a recommendation, thinking the book was anti Gore. I went to Amazon, always willing to read anything that shakes MY fantasies, only to find the book was PRO Gore!

    I raised this point on SP to the consternation of several, including the Shark, who then said he really had not read “Useless” when he commended it to others.

    and so it goes ……….

  12. 17

    spews:

    @16
    This was the review of Ann Coulter’s Slander I left as “Adolf Hitler” (it’s still at 5 stars and 37 of 52 people ranked the comment as helpful):

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    In my native Germany, we had the same problem with a slanderous press. As I wrote in my book Mein Kampf.

    “The so-called liberal press was actively engaged in digging the grave of the German people and the German Reich. We can pass by the lying Marxist sheets in silence; to them lying is just as vitally necessary as catching mice for a cat; their function is only to break the people’s national and patriotic backbone…”

    Ann reminds us that the solution is simple, as I also wrote:

    “It is of paramount interest to the state and the nation to prevent these people from falling into the hands of bad, ignorant, or even vicious educators. The state, therefore, has the duty of watching over their education and preventing any mischief. It must particularly exercise strict control over the press; for its influence on these people is by far the strongest and most penetrating, since it is applied, not once in a while, but over and over again. In the uniformity and constant repetition of this instruction lies its tremendous power. If anywhere, therefore, it is here that the state must not forget that all means must serve an end; it must not let itself be confused by the drivel about so-called ‘freedom of the press’ and let itself be talked into neglecting its duty and denying the nation the food which it needs and which is good for it; with ruthless determination it must make sure of this instrument of popular education, and place it in the service of the state and the nation.”

    It warms my heart to see that stations like Fox News are following my model of being the voice for the state. With patriots like Ann Coulter on the airwaves, America will win its own battle over the liberals, just as we did.