‘Orwellian’: Hawley Blasts Simon & Schuster For Canceling His Book Deal Following Capitol Riots

‘Orwellian’: Hawley Blasts Simon & Schuster For Canceling His Book Deal Following Capitol Riots


Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) excoriated publisher Simon & Schuster on Thursday after they canceled his upcoming book following the riots that engulfed the Capitol.

Hawley, who was among the Republicans objecting to the certification of the Electoral College votes that made Joe Biden president-elect, was slated to release a book titled “The Tyranny of Big Tech” in June 2021. The book set out to argue that major tech companies “represent the gravest threat to American liberty since the monopolies of the Gilded Age,” according to Simon & Schuster’s website.

After the chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday, however, Hawley’s publisher backed out of the deal. “After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book,” they explained.

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“We did not come to this decision lightly,” Simon & Schuster continued. “As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of

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