Nothing that’s come out of Amazon has been quite believable, and that unapologetic statement doesn’t help. I can see why the tone leads many to think roughly translated it means something like:
“We got caught. We carry so much crap we can usually hide favoritism or censorship better than this. We removed way more stuff than you noticed, but all stuff the faithful would rather you not think about this Easter weekend. If we put everything back all at once you’d know we were lying, so we won’t. Next time we’ll work harder not to get caught. Stop bothering us, but keep spending your money here.”
After a few days you think they could have worked up something a little more specific and also express that they regret not just how it made them look but how it upset so many customers.