Amid a flurry of propaganda declaring that claims of election fraud are to blame for the group of protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) has become a major target.
Hawley is among those who have raised questions about widespread election irregularities and alleged fraud. Dominant forces in media and politics have declared such questions and views off-limits and have censored President Trump's claims about election fraud. Now, they are working hard to link this week's violence to those who investigated or claimed election fraud.
Publisher Simon and Schuster announced it was cancelling Hawley's upcoming book about Big Tech Censorship. Organized efforts to retaliate against Hawley for his viewpoints resulted in a cascade of other actions this week.
According to The Washington Post, "in the span of about five hours on Thursday afternoon, Hawley was denounced by one of his top donors, dropped from a book deal and lambasted by several Missouri Republicans. Calls for him to resign poured in from the editorial boards of Missouri’s two major newspapers and students at the law school where he was once taught."
Hawley tweeted out a statement calling Simon and Schuster's move "Orwellian."
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...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.Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri)
One observer on Capitol Hill who did not wish to be named for fear of retaliation says that corporate and political interests are "working to punish and silence anyone who isn't espousing the correct narratives," particularly those supporting President Trump, and called it a "stunning assault on free speech in America."
Hawley's book, "The Tyranny of Big Tech," was to be published in June. Simon and Schuster has deleted mention of the book on its website.
A description on Google Books read:
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.
Another descriptor online reads:
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.
Read The Washington Post article
Chung jones says
You are a hero for courageous enough to fight back the fake media, big tech and liberals! I believe there are many who wished they have the courage and strength as you do. Keep up the good fight and god bless you!
P. Croteau says
What he said!
Margaret A Kinnally says
I see a new Title being added : prohibition of discrimination for party/candidate affiliation sitting next to all the Titles prohibiting discrimination against, race, age, sex, religion etc. Not that they are enforced. America needs people like you, thank you for your committment to America.
Danny Davis says
There was a group of people who were the instigators of storming the Capital Hill building. Some were wearing glasses masks and goggles, with bullet proof vests, These people I suspect were Antifa, they were the ones that confronted the cops and busted through the barricades first. There was video of the Police letting people through the barricades and letting them through the double door entrance into the building. A d despite ample warning that antifa would be coming to the protest, Police presence was laughable, which was planned by the powers that be so that the crowd would be able to get to the building.
Nils V Montan says
Hi guys. This is not a case of "censorship." Technically, only government bodies can censor one. This is a private contract dispute between Senator Hawley and Simon and Schuster. Most of these contracts most likely have provisions that allow the publisher to cancel the book's publication under certain circumstances. We would have to read those provisions before we can assess the strength of a potential case.
Michael Franks says
Hawley needs to get Castalia (Vox Day) to publish his book.
Richard Mikluscak says
This concerned voter immediately reached out to thank Senator Hawley for his courageous stand on election integrity and the rule of law. We see now that it didn't take long for the opponents of both to respond and retaliate with typical viciousness and subterfuge. Pray for our great country as these are certainly times to try men's souls today, and likely more to come in the near future.
Mr Hawley. Thank you for your strength and bravery during these trying times. Men like you are what will change history. Thank you
Yes and amen! It’s funny that not a lot of people knew who you were before you took this righteous stand. I am part of a group that said we probably wouldn’t of bought the book before but now we are each going to buy five copies. Whoever is brave enough to publish you is going to make a lot of money off people like us. Keep the faith. We’re praying for you you were doing the right job. In the military you know you were screaming when you are over the target!