Post Hill Press goes on with book by officer in Taylor raid
The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it would “not be involved.”.
Simon & Schuster drops book by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that “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, ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech.' Simon & Schuster quickly issued another statement: “We are confident that we are acting fully within our contractual rights” to cancel the book. Simon & Schuster has had numerous clashes with Trump and his supporters over the last few years. A Simon & Schuster spokesman declined comment on whether the publisher would be interested in a new Trump book.
Trump books will continue after Trump leaves office
NEW YORK – One of publishing's most thriving genres of the past four years, books about President Donald Trump, is not going to end when he leaves office. In 2021 and beyond, look for waves of releases about the Trump administration and about the president's loss to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. “But there are tens of millions of Americans who look to the Trump presidency as an important time and are fans of his administration. Center Street, a Hachette Book Group imprint, has published Donald Trump Jr., Newt Gingrich and Judge Jeanine Pirro among others. Any publisher signing with Trump or a top administration official might face the anger not just of Trump critics among the general public, but from within the industry.
Far-right provocateur vs. Florida congresswoman in November
But that didn't stop 27-year-old Laura Loomer from trumpeting her resounding win over five other candidates Tuesday in the Republican primary. According to federal records, Loomer raised $1.1 million for her primary campaign, a hefty sum for an underdog challenger. Frankel, running against a political newcomer in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, received 75,000 votes, or 86% of the 87,000 votes cast. But the same factors that led to her primary win will make a victory in November difficult, he said. In one tweet, she called on her followers to create a “non-Islamic” ride-sharing company because she did not want to support “another Islamic immigrant driver.” Uber and Lyft banned Loomer in 2017.
'Straight Pride' parade in Boston draws counterprotesters
BOSTON (CNN) - A "Straight Pride" parade in downtown Boston on Saturday afternoon attracted counterprotesters -- and a large police presence. "I'm outraged by the idea that straight people need a pride parade," said parade watcher Shoshanna Ehrlich, who came to the parade with her daughter. Video showed officers taking at least one person into custody, but authorities released no official information on arrests by mid-afternoon. Video of the event showed officers searching at least one backpack. ...""The Straight Pride Event will be held to achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond," the group's website said.
Impact of Twitter suspension controversy
Twitter took action against one of its most controversial users - a Breitbart News editor named Milo Yiannopoulos - after he launched a series of attacks against comedian and actress Leslie Jones. Jones went public with the graphic tweets - many of them racist and sexist - earlier this week. Dan Ackerman, senior editor at CNET joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to weigh in on whether this could be a turning point for Twitter and other social media in policing controversial comments.cbsnews.com