WASHINGTON - In an embarassing gaffe where Amazon is alleged to have deleted books from consumers' Kindle devices, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos maintains that not only was the book not deleted, it 'never existed to begin with.'
The book, a so-called 1984 written by an unsubstantiated author referred to as George Orwell, was supposedly deleted from users' devices last week. The problem with conclusively verifying this claim is that no physical copies of the book exist, and according to the records of libraries and bookstores, never did.
Bezos pointed to the fact that reporters were unable to find the author himself for comment on this story. "He's not on Twitter, he's not in the phone book...how can an imaginary person write a book?"
Despite these baseless accusations from delusional Kindle users, Amazon's fortunes are expected to rise with next week's release of the title George Bush: The Most Beloved and Best President in American History.