No RWA scandal but here's something more serious (and way less fun) than a swan hat.
Obviously anyone who'd react with violence to a book is an asshat. That's the only Absolute Truth I get out of it. The rest of the controversy isn't easy. Is it worth the fight against censorship? Be Salman Rushdie? Publish and possibly perish?
The tension's wound even tighter these days. I don't know if "halting the publication of any book is letting the idiots win" should be the main focus now. No, I really don't know and I'm glad I don't have to.
Anyway. Go read that link above because the conversation is interesting.