Book publishers Simon & Schuster cancelled Josh Hawley’s signed book contract because of what they call “his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”
The book, by the way, is about censorship, among other things. Like I said, y’all, we can’t even make this stuff up.
The full statement is as bad as you’d expect.
“After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Hawley’s forthcoming book, THE TYRANNY OF BIG TECH. We did not come to this decision lightly. As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”
Of course they TWEETED that statement, to drive the knife a little more.
Hawley has responded, calling it his “statement on the woke mob” at Simon & Schuster, doing it in a tweet so he could tag them on the only platform the left recognizes anymore.
Well, Twitter and courts. Which is where Hawley will see them next.
“This could not be more Orwellian. Simon & Schuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition. Let me be clear, this is not just a contract dispute. It’s a direct assault on the First Amendment. Only approved speech can now be published. This is the Left looking to cancel everyone they don’t approve of. I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have. We’ll see you in court.”
It sure is Orwellian.
They are kicking people off social media, including the President. They’re pulling book contracts. They’ve also been firing private citizens from their day jobs if they are exposed as having been at the protests and marches in D.C.
Oh by the way, here’s what USED to be on the Simon & Schuster site about the book. They took the page down.
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley argues that big tech companies—Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple—represent the gravest threat to American liberty since the monopolies of the Gilded Age, and proposes a democratic, hopeful path forward.
We are currently living in the era of Big Tech. Mega-corporations like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple wield enormous market power and political influence, which they deploy to curb competition and turn massive profits. But their power is more than just money. They exert startling control over Americans’ daily lives by collecting more personal and private information from their users than any other company or government in the world. They regulate and influence the news and information consumers rely upon to make decisions about their families, politics, and health. They organize, manipulate, and direct the conversations that Americans are having.
In The Tyranny of Big Tech, the current senator and former attorney general of Missouri argues that these companies, once hailed as the future of America, are now what ails the country. They are threatening America’s republican form of government. To reverse the concentration of these companies, which define our era, Senator Hawley argues that we must correct the mistakes of the progressive past and recover a more truly republican politics, a politics premised on the importance of the working man and woman. That means recovering the link between liberty and democratic participation. It means getting an economy that makes the working class strong, independent, and accountable to no one. It also means curbing the influence of corporate and political elites—and understanding how we got here in the first place.
This book is a revelatory glance at our current policies and how they are failing most Americans every day. Offering clear and concise solutions, Senator Hawley investigates the overwhelming impact these companies have on our daily lives—and what we can do to control it.