I was watching the Proteus episodes of X-men: The Animated Series in season 4, and I noticed a blurred book.

A little digging and I found the title is The Making of the President, 1968.

I was just curious as to why this is blurred?

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    A clip or image would help here. Perhaps it was censored.
    – Longshanks
    Dec 6 '19 at 14:54
  • I'll try to grab something, Disney Plus seems to block screenshots. Beast is the one reading the book. Again I'll try to get something visual. Dec 6 '19 at 14:55
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    I have the DVDs at home so if you could tell me the episode and the time, I can take a screenshot
    – Noosrep
    Dec 6 '19 at 15:41
  • That would be outstanding, I tried a few ways on my phone with no luck. Its season 4 the second part of the proteus episodes about 9 to 10 minutes in. Dec 6 '19 at 15:48
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    youtube.com/watch?v=sc71GpPezxA&feature=share The book is visible here at 7:51 - unblurred, though that doesn’t answer the question. I’m not familiar with the book - perhaps is against what Disney stands for!
    – Longshanks
    Dec 6 '19 at 21:27

Based on previous examples I have heard of this happening in television, I doubt it was censored for political reasons but more likely that the studio couldn’t get the rights to use the cover image. The author or publisher might have not wanted the book associated with a cartoon or comic book or simply had a blanket stand of it not being used in television.

I know there was a film based off of the book which means a competing studio might own the rights. This would also make sense if it is visible on versions aired on tv but not through other distribution methods

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