Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

Lawrence Kim
January 19, 2021

But the only punishment either man has faced so far is when Simon & Schuster announced that they will no longer be publishing Hawley's upcoming book.

Regnery Books - well-known for backing such high profile conservatives as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Sen.

After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has chose to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley's forthcoming book, THE TYRANNY OF BIG TECH.

Today, Regnery president and publisher Thomas Spence called Simon & Schuster's decision an example of blacklisting.

Simon & Schuster revoked their deal with Hawley as a result of backlash the senator received after a violent pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on January 6.

Condemnation has come from the public (with the #HawleyResign hashtag trending on Twitter), colleagues (with Democratic senators including Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Sherrod Brown of OH and Ron Wyden of OR calling for discipline ranging from censure to expulsion) and even top Republicans and donors (a growing list of whom have withdrawn their support). Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to resign.

Following the insurrection at the US Capitol, Simon and Schuster said of cancelling the book, "We did not come to this decision lightly".

Regnery will publish Hawley's book, titled "The Tyranny of Big Tech", in the spring, according to a news release from the publisher.

Spence, whose company publishes books by Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, wrote, "Reasonable people can disagree whether [Hawley's] act was noble or cynical, courageous or rash, but no one can reasonably argue that he meant to incite that afternoon's invasion of the Capitol by a lawless mob".

"Despite Senator Hawley's immediate and forceful condemnation of the violent incursion, social media teemed with calls for retribution for his objection to the certification of the electoral vote", Regnery said in a statement to the outlet. Both Orwell's 1984 and the First Amendment address governmental control of speech. I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have.

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