While shopping last night, I noticed that my supermarket keeps the highly visible endcap in the books and magazines stocked with the latest from Rush, Coulter, Savage, O'Reilly et al. When I thought back, I couldn't recall them ever carying political literature that I'd want to read: Huffington, Palast, Franken, Clarke.
And their choice of what to carry and push on the endcaps is not an economic issue. This is Boulder, Colorado, where you could sell the Clarke book as fast as you could unpack the cases. Now I haven't looked into who's decision it is about which books to buy and which to display where. It may be a corporate decision, not a local one, or it may be the job of an assistant manager, and I'm going to find out. It would be great if people could see these titles, see their neighbors reading them, without having to make a special trip to a special store, as if they were buying porn.
But what about your local supermarket?