Pathetic. Even though Democrats did exactly the same thing as Senator Josh Hawley post the 2016 election, Simon & Schuster made a sanctimonious gesture to cancel publication of his book looking at the dangers of big tech censorship. Aren’t they proving the same point as Hawley’s book by their action?
The publisher released this statement:
“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 Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”
Zero spine. Double standards writ large.
One of the biggest dangers to democracy and freedom are unelected tech giants censoring democratically elected officials over free speech they are ideologically opposed to. Do social media apparatchiks speak on behalf of all?
Isn’t it galling to see all the vacuous virtue signaling in Trump’s last weeks, including those resigning from his administration on the grounds they rejected what happened yesterday? This is what appeasing to the mob looks like. Feeding friends to an alligator in the hopes it eats them last.
If Simon & Schuster are handing out lectures to the rest of us in morals and standards, pass the bucket.