B&N went over the top with the hysterics as well.
|The founder and chairman of Barnes and Noble said the customer who placed a placed a book on monkeys among a display on President Barack Obama and the first family committed "nothing short of a hate crime, which should be punishable under federal statutes."|
Officials from the book retailer claim an unknown person placed a copy of "Monkeys: A Captivating Look at These Fascinating Animals" in the display then snapped a photo. Store workers removed the book as soon as someone noticed it, decrying claims that it was put there by an employee.
“This malicious and despicable act is nothing short of a hate crime, which should be punishable under federal statutes,” said Leonard Riggio, founder and chairman of Barnes and Noble, in a statement.
Federal hate crime charges over a book display, nice. Riggio came on the show to talk about it during the Roland Martin segment and everything was going the predictable say sorry never happen again way till Sybil Wilkes opened up a mouth. The great suggestion is that with a Obama display you need tighter security and remodel the section. Riggio got annoyed and pointed out that it is cost prohibitive to do so over this one incident. Sybil got outraged that he wouldn't even consider adding security and it went downhill from there.
Tom Joyner and Jay Anthony Brown after the interview was over just razzed on her for the rest of the show because how over the top she was about it. They had some callers just as ignorant as Sybil saying they would never shop at B&N because the Riggio rightly shot back at Sybil never giving an inch over this incident.
This confirms to me that for people like Sybil, Obama is now in that Kim Jong Il territory of hero worship where any slight must be punished and money spent to make sure Dear Leader is not insulted again.
When or if the segment goes up under Roland Martin for Monday March 9th go here and listen to it. Just an incredible piece of nonsense.