The Left’s “Book Banning” Meme: Fact vs Fiction, by Jason Kessler

It has the left who has been busily banning books, many of them once considered classics. From Jason Kessler at

Earlier: The NYT’s “Banned Books” List: Grossly Misleading As A Measure Of American Close-Mindedness

A persistent, highly-mocked social media meme is that of prominent Democrats reading what they claim to be “banned books.” The meme’s implication: conservatives and Republicans are censoring what kids can read in school or borrow from the public library. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s Leftists and Democrats are censoring books—for what they perceive to be “racism” or other objectionable reasons.

For those unfamiliar with the Democrat-reads-a-banned-book meme, consider a few examples:

California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted an image of himself “reading” an allegedly banned book, Toni Morrison’s Beloved. “Reading some banned books to figure out what these states are so afraid of,” he wrote.

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