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Editor of New York Times calls for book ban

Joe Pompeo
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"Sales of print books in the U.S. peaked in 2005 and have been in steady decline since, according to publishers' net revenue data reported to the Association of American Publishers. Watching that trend, I find my grief for the state of civilization comes with a guilty surge of relief. Sure, I would miss books--and so, by the way, would my children--but at least the death of books would put an end to the annoying fact that everyone who works for me is either writing one or wants to. I would get my staff back!"

--Of course, outgoing New York Times executive editor Bill Keller won't have to deal with this annoyance for much longer.

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