216 employees demand Simon & Schuster cut ties with Trump administration authors


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Via:  tessylo  •  2 months ago  •  3 comments

By:   Orion Rummler, Axios

216 employees demand Simon & Schuster cut ties with Trump administration authors

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216 employees demand Simon & Schuster cut ties with Trump administration authors


Orion Rummler
Mon, April 26, 2021, 11:42 AM

216 Simon & Schuster employees and over 3,500 outside supporters submitted a petition on Monday to senior executives asking the company to stop publishing books from figures linked to the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reports .

Driving the news:   The petition demands the company sever ties with former Vice President Mike Pence, who   signed a two-book deal   ahead of a possible 2024 presidential campaign.

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  • The 216 employees represent roughly 14% of the company's workforce. Prominent Black writers, including award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, were among the outside supporters.

  • Pence's memoir is expected to publish by 2023 and will serve as a reflection of his four years in the White House. The petition asks Simon & Schuster executives not to treat “the Trump administration as a ‘normal’ chapter in American history," per the Journal.

What they're saying:   “When S&S chose to sign Mike Pence, we broke the public’s trust in our editorial process, and blatantly contradicted previous public claims in support of Black and other lives made vulnerable by structural oppression," the petition says, according to the Journal.

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1  seeder  Tessylo    2 months ago

I agree,  That criminal enterprise of an administration shouldn't be able to profit from their crimes.  

Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 months ago

Offending someones delicate sensibilities is not a crime

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2  arkpdx    2 months ago

If it was me in charge I would tell the 216 employees that they don't dictate who we publish and if they don't like it they can find employment elsewhere. As far as the 3500 outsiders are concerned they have even less say and they can pound sand. 


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