I personally believe that what you read DOES effect you, and I think this dude...
You’ll be the same in five years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read. -- Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones.
Got it right (even though I know nothing about him). I think reading engages your mind far more then watching TV and has a greater long term impact then TV. But that is my personal opinion and I am not claiming and scientific soundness behind it.
BUT I also believe that censorship is over all a bad thing. So I am against censorship, but strongly for companies like Amazon giving its customers tools to pick and choose what they want to see and read.