November 11th, 2010
09:59 PM ET

Amazon Removes Pedophilla Books, Others Remain: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, profiting from pedophilia. After our report last night, Amazon.com finally pulled a controversial how-to book telling pedophiles what they can get away with. This morning, they pulled another pro-pedophilia book by the same author. But as we'll show you tonight, there are any number of similar books with content just as disturbing still being sold on their site.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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  1. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360 for another great news show!

    Good night fellow writters, i never tire of our conversations on this blog.
    I wish everyone a safe and peaceful day tomorrow (it's Friday!).
    Good going Anderson for honoralble mention by John Stewar!
    The shot: Wolf was great, who knew he had such moves!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    i used to watch soul train all the time – really enjoyed it – kind of got away from it – nite

    November 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, David, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Casey, Starr, & Bloggers! (Mike, formerly of Syracuse, Thanks for your service)
    Great shout-out that you received from Jon S. Anderson! 🙂
    What a funny shot of Wolf dancing! 😛

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    I saw the "shout out" because I wanted to see the John Stewart interview. Yes, he talked about your show.

    Good night everyone. Another hour just flown by.

    You go Wolf!!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Karen, MN

    Hey, Hey, with the monkeys!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Libby

    Go Wolf Go!! 😀

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Anderson Cooper is fun? I never noticed 🙂

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Paula, Colorado

    Fascinating program tonight!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Jacqueline, NY

    @ lisal -canada and Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA

    You both make good points, but I grew up really poor and fast food restaurants did not get my parents money, except on special occasions (when we good, did all our choirs, etc.) Although we were poor, we ate very healthily home-cooked meals at home.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Stephanie

    I don't know Emily, I would think though that they would fear she may 'sell' her own child, she already seems disconected emotionally.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Nancy in Oregon

    Good night, people. Rest well. Make tomorrow a good day.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Katie R.

    Some of our urges to eat fatty foods are inborn. Prehistorically, we were drawn to fatty foods b/c we might not know when we would eat again. These foods kept us going. It's hard to go against evolution. Not impossible, though; we didn't evolve to eat meat or cooked foods.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Stephanie

    You think of these crimes thousands of miles away in undeveloped countries, not here in the US. It is scary to think the guy working down the hall could be paying for a child sex slave. It just makes no sense.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Right, keep loving your children. "They were lost, but now they are found!"

    November 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Sharon Hastings

    I'm glad 360 is looking at this issue. It has so many dimensions. One very sad part of it is all the "throwaway" kids who can easily get scooped up for sex trafficking. For the most part they are escaping from abuse and neglect in their own families only to find worse when they leave.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Emily

    Should be an interesting special that Amber has when it's finished...about Child-trafficking. What an ugly topic.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I agree with the reporter's statement that they (the web site) profited off of listing the underaged girl. There's something in that argument that rings very true and may "trump" the attempt to use 1st ammendment as protection.
    I truly hope so!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  18. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Backpage.com looks like a "prettier" version of Craig's List, with not as much content or headings. Interesting. I had never heard of it until now.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  19. John

    The internet is a gateway for illegal activity and will be hard to monitor... This problem is clearly larger than what is acknowledged and laws should be changed to make such a crime lifetime in prison!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  20. July Phelps

    Amber Lyon is doing important work. Thank you for your investigations.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I think its good that the media can put the stories out there about the so many missing and exploited children. This is happening everywhere including in our own country. The reality is theres not enough help to capture and convict these sickos. I hope a lot of these web sites are being policed.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Emily

    Could it be because she "ran away from home"?
    (not that I agree with that, just wondering if that is what the lawyer was thinking)

    November 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Stephanie

    How is it she gets to keep her own child? If prostitution is only legal in Nevada, how can these websites operate legally elsewhere? That alone should be enough to shut them down!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!! This is breaking my heart, I won't sold sex or drug on the internet, Never happen again at all!!!! Great job Amber

    November 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  25. lisal -canada

    hard to believe that goes on on north america

    November 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  26. July Phelps

    I await the day when the men "lining up" for a child are videotaped paying for these crimes and aggressively charged and then serve time in all 50 states. People would say that is against the rights of the men, but what they do to these children is a crime that lasts a lifetime. The group "Enough is Enough" is appropriately named.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Stephanie

    The child was raped repeatedly, how is it that they couldn't rely on her testimony? I am pretty sure the poor thing will have to relive it every day of her life, the nightmares alone! Just sad! This is our country?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  28. Nancy in Oregon

    Teri in New Jersey, I am a bigger believer in positive approaches than in denials, punishments and regulation of 'bad stuff', over all. Making drinking illegal under a certain age does not curb it...sometimes prohibition of something enhances the appeal, in fact. I'm just not convinced that great big "No's" written everywhere are the answer. How about offering, modeling, even marketing other ways, showing that they can be equally satisfying and fun? And giving great perks for them?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  29. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Minor or not...it's sex trafficking for God's sake.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  30. Christine

    Funny, I had my shopping list ready for Christmas–much of it WAS going to be ordered through Amazon. Amazon had a terrific opportunity to get it all straightened out with AC. Do they have pedophiles running Amazon? Go, Anderson, go! You're my favorite junk yard dog! You bite and don't let go! Get 'em!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  31. Emily

    How could she still have her own child in her custody?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  32. Libby

    I agree about exercise for a lot of kids Stephanie. Too many sit on their duffs playing video games.. 😦 That, and look at how many schools no longer have Physical Education..

    November 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  33. Emily

    Amber, it was not only a "person",it was a "woman" and a "mother", too! Even WORSE!!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  34. Janis

    Why doesn't congress treat the Internet just like all our other communication utilities? What if you saw all these ads in the yellow pages of your phone book or in the TV listings? More first amendment rights. I bet the founding fathers would never have thought this was a right.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  35. Stephanie

    Sex offenders do not get nearly harsh enough punishments. The crimes for these sick-o's would decrease if we punished the pimps and the people purchsing the 'services'. Death penalty.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  36. Sharon Hastings

    Bad people will do bad things for money. But not unless there is a demand for what they are selling. It's just like drugs being such a huge problem. So many in our country want the drugs. It's big money. There wouldn't be any trafficking of children for sex if there wasn't a demand for it.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  37. Annette

    1st ammendment? A pedophile should have no rights. Certainly shouldn't be permitted or worse yet encouraged to empower other pedophiles. What about the right to protect our children from sick people like him. Justice? How about lock him up and throw away the key.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  38. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Dr. Phil is wrong. In major cities, where most people use public transportation, people can't just 'drive down the road to the next place.' People eat where they can whenever they can, as long as it is convenient.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  39. Emily

    What!!! A woman started all of this?! SICK!!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  40. Terin Oregon

    This is just too desterbing. How many of those people are teachers of young children who wouldn't have an idea of what is going on, even teens how could they stand up and say no when their teacher "controls" their llives because the teacher controls their grades.....Is this really what this world is comming to???? Sound like we need some old west justic for our children!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  41. Carla Saliba

    Thank You for keeping this fight going!! I'm interested to know who owns Amazon and are they a parent company or affiliated with any other comapany? And what do other large companies that do partner up with Amazon to sell their wares such as Apple etc..have to say about this and are they ok doing business with a company like this?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  42. Stephanie

    Besides nutrition, I haven't heard anyone speak of exercise. Children do not get any exercise these days!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  43. Karen, MN

    I heard there were 29 people are facing charges over their involvement in an alleged sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs in MN. One of their locations was at north town mall near my home. I have always told my children not to go to that area at night. It isn't safe.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  44. Emily

    Children sold for sex on the internet!
    Isn't this heartbreaking??

    November 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  45. Janis

    Dr. Phil is right. Consumers can change so much. We could create tons of jobs by buying Made in the USA products diligently, make McDonald's create a wholesome meal with a toy in it. Lots of good things can happen by consumer demand.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  46. Nancy in Oregon

    I have to wonder too how much of the problem of childhood obesity is non-activity. Do kids run around and play after school still? Or do they sit and do extra homework that's piled on them or play on the computer instead? It isn't just about what is eaten.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  47. lisal -canada

    dr phil – the population is losing "the power of the dollar" – you are talking about voting with your money – deciding where to spend

    when bulk crap food and 99cent junk-food-item-of-the-day ends up being actually CHEAPER than getting healthy groceries for a lot of people the fast-food and junk-food distributors ARE winning by getting the consumer's money

    it is an unfair fight, dollar for dollar spent by marketers and consumers

    November 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  48. Jacqueline, NY

    Amen, Dr. Phil.

    The power is in the pocket. And Anderson, parents could do now what parents did when we were growing up, just say, no... and the told us to turn off the TV and then sent us out to play instead.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  49. Teri in New Jersey

    The government does not allow children up to 21 to drink. That should be up to the parents too. There are many injuries and deaths that result from drinking.

    Why not allow the government to restrict meals specifically marketed to children that are completely bad for them. Dr. Phil just said it. Children are at risk from heart disease, obesity and diabetes to name a few.

    What's the difference in regulations from the government concerning drinking or unhealthy eating. Evenually the consequences are put upon the society at large (no pun intented).

    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sometimes, I always eat anything, but I am not eat at McDonald's anymore for while.. I have learn my lesson again.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
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