America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by The Daily Show
Walmart shoppers aren't always the most open-minded of people, but when Jon Stewart and his fellow
writers released this bestselling nonfiction tome that shrewdly satirized American politics, this sad fact reared its ugly head. Walmart stores canceled an order of the book in October 2004 because, on page 99, there's a section that contains clearly doctored photographs with the heads of then-current Supreme Court justices superimposed on shriveled, age-appropriate naked bodies, urging readers to "restore their dignity by matching each justice with his or her respective robe." Though the book continued to be sold online, Walmart spokeswoman
Karen Burk told USA Today
that "We felt a majority of our customers would not be comfortable with the image" of the naked justices. "We were hoping to be banned by a lot of mom-and-pop bookstores, but they keep selling the book," countered
executive producer Ben Karlin.