Simon huster, a well-known publisher in the United States, said on the 7th local time that it would cancel the publication of the new book written by Senator Josh Hawley.
It is reported that Holly is one of the congressmen who tried to reverse the results of the U.S. presidential election.
According to the New York Times on the 7th, Holly is a Republican senator from Missouri and an ally of current President Trump. His new book, The Tyranny of Big Tech, was originally scheduled for June 2021.
After the “occupy of Congress” on January 6, the publisher finally decided to cancel the publication of the book.
“It’s not easy for us to make this decision.” Simon & Schuster said in a statement, “As publishers, our mission is always to amplify voices and opinions: but at the same time, we are seriously aware that we have greater public responsibilities as citizens, so we cannot become a dangerous corner for Senator Holly as a threat to society.
The Queen of Sex continued to support him. Holly has previously been criticized by many parties for supporting Trump to challenge the election results, and is now accused of helping to incite Trump supporters to violently attack the Capitol.
In response, Holly said it was unbelievable: “Simon & Schuster cancelled my contract because I spoke on behalf of the voters and launched a debate on electoral integrity in the Senate, and now I have to define my behavior as ‘sedition’.” Holly said he would sue the publisher about it.
The New York Times article pointed out that the decision to cancel the publication showed the dilemma of mainstream publishers trying to cross partisanship in an extremely divided and volatile political environment.
While publishers have been working with writers of both parties, the violence at the Capitol has led some publishers to suspect that they may not continue to cooperate with conservative writers who question the legitimacy of the election or take other inflammatory positions.
According to a previous report by The Paper (www.thepaper.cn), on January 6 local time, hundreds of pro-Trump protesters who firmly believe that the election results are “injustice” broke through the security line of the U.S. Capitol and violently broke into the interior of the Capitol, forcing Biden’s accreditation process for President-elect to fall. Interruption.
The New York Times said that the incident raised some publishers’ concerns that working with conservative writers might cause dissatisfaction among readers and employees.
At the same time, there are also publishing executives who believe that publishers should continue to publish works from writers from different political factions, including Trump supporters in conservatives.
Thomas Spence, president of conservative publisher Regnery, said that if Holly’s agreement to publish the book is cancelled, “we will be interested”.