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Update: Amazon Lifts Book Suspension

UPDATE: Amazon has now lifted the suspension of my paperback sales. They did not tell us the exact reason for the original suspension.

Amazon has suspended sales of “Dispatches From Bitter America – Culture War Stories from a Gun-Toting, Chicken-Eating, Son-of-a-Baptist,” a book written by Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes.

The book, which examines President Obama’s attacks on religious liberty and the culture, came under intense attack from liberals who posted phony reviews of the book on Amazon. The company declined requests from B&H Publishing Group to remove the fake

"Dispatches From Bitter America" has been under review for 3 days.

“Dispatches From Bitter America” has been under review for 3 days.


Now, Amazon has banned sales of the paperback book — alleging the book is “under review.”

A Kindle version is still available – at least for now.

“While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item,” Amazon wrote in a posting on the book’s page.

Amazon did not return multiple calls seeking comment.

“Dispatches From Bitter America” was also banned from a number of bookstores in New York City – because of the conservative content.

Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on more than 200 radio stations around the nation. He’s also a frequent contributor to Fox & Friends and Fox Nation.

dispatchesHis book received widespread acclaim from conservatives like Sarah Palin, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity – who called it a “must read” book for conservatives and Tea Party activists.

“It’s especially relevant because Todd lays out in detail the Obama Administration’s war on religious liberty,” Palin wrote to her Facebook readers. “Todd sheds light on this and other fundamental transformation acts using homespun humor and Twainesque irony.”

Mark Levin, one of the nation’s most popular talk radio hosts, called the book compelling.

“This book is great,” he said on The Mark Levin Show. “A lot of heavy stuff but on the other hand, you deal with it in a way where you don’t go to the roof and jump off.”

And Hannity praised Starnes “Southern sensibilities mixed with homespun humor to take us along his journey across America.”

Even though the book is banned at Amazon – it is still available at other booksellers – including Barnes & Noble.