The Case of the Missing Mapes
Was the excerpt yanked because of the several objectively incorrect assertions it contained, and the subsequent blog firestorm their exposition caused? Only Amazon or Mapes's publisher, St. Martin’s Press knows for sure.
To read an extensive excerpt from the book as quoted on NewsBusters, click here
UPDATE 10-06 11:05: Oddly enough, Amazon.com has now removed the print version of the book from its site entirely. This got me wondering what happened so I called and was told by a sales rep: "If it's not available from a publisher, then we pull it from the web site. The only version we're apparently going to have is the abridged audio version." Strangely, Barnes & Noble still has the hardcover available. Sounds like someone got too happy pushing the "Delete" key.
Hat tip P.J. Gladnick of DUmmie FUnnies.