You can’t please everyone… EVER

It seems that not everybody’s happy with the proposed resolution to the complaints over graphic novels in the Davis Library in the Wanganui, New Zealand (which was to move the teen section away from the holdings for children). Guess who?

Yup, concerned mother and part-time teacher Julie Gordon has expressed her discontent to the Wanganui Chronicle:

“‘I’m not happy with this outcome. If library staff want to supply that sort of book for their children then let them go and it buy it at a book store. But I don’t see why we have to have it in our library,’ she said.”

Quotes from local officials suggest that Mrs. Gordon isn’t much for process. After being told the appropriate method for questioning library holdings, she… went to the newspaper instead. As one does.

2 Responses to You can’t please everyone… EVER

  1. […] Welsh follows up on the Wanganui saga. In the latest episode, the original complainant, Julie Gordon, who succeeded […]

  2. […] New Zealand library-censorship story, I suppose, though too minor to really be called a headline: David Welsh catches concerned parent and wanna-be censor Julie Gordon whining to the Wanganui Chronicle that […]

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