Beyond The Pale

Right-wingers say Barnes & Noble is selling child porn. They have a point

My personal opinion is that the photos do cross the line. But do you want my opinion or the store's?" asks the clerk who picked up the phone at an independent Manhattan bookstore specializing in art and photo books. She is responding to my queries about David Hamilton, the photographer whose recent collection of images of nude young girls, The Age of Innocence, prompted an Alabama grand jury to indict Barnes & Noble on charges of selling child pornography. This action came in response to protests by Christian activists, fanned nationwide by the likes of Randall Terry, the antiabortion activist and...

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