Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer caught a lot of flak for being Donald Trump’s spokesman.
He was hammered endlessly by the so-called mainstream media.
And Spicer just got some bad news from Jeff Bezos.
It’s bad enough that the corporate-controlled press has an overt bias against conservatives, but it’s even worse when social media and Big Tech get in on the act.
As so much more of the economy and the public square has moved online, companies like Google and Amazon have the power to put their thumb on the scale in profound ways.
And that’s precisely what Amazon is doing.
“Error” suppressed former Trump White House Press Secretary’s book for kids
Short-lived Trump administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer found that out the hard way when he tried to sell his new children’s book The Parrots Go Bananas.
The book was not searchable on Amazon despite being live on the site for two full days.
After outrage from right-leaning sites, Amazon fixed the “error,” which has become all too common.
“Woke” middle managers at corporations infuse their politics into decisions such as what is allowed to be seen by others.
Brave Books, the publisher for The Parrots Go Bananas, was aghast at the move by amazon.
The publisher said in a statement, “We’ve never seen anything like this happen when we upload our books to go live on Amazon…We’ve seen all past books live and searchable within hours of submitting them, but even after many days of waiting the book is still not findable on Amazon. I knew Bezos and his lackeys at the Washington Post were not Spicer fans, but I did not expect this!”
Sadly, there is precedent for this.
The book When Harry Became Sally—a scholarly examination of the transgender craze written by Ryan T. Anderson—was outright banned from Amazon.
Anderson, a Princeton and Notre Dame grad who formerly worked at the Heritage Foundation, was barred from using the number one bookselling platform in the world.
Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage was blocked from advertising on the site.
In response to the ordeal, Spicer said, “Grudges can run deep among contrasting media personalities. Just because the Washington Post disagrees with me doesn’t mean Amazon has to. Hopefully they’ll lighten up and help make this book more accessible to families who want to teach their children the harm of spreading lies.”
If not for conservatives blowing the whistle on “woke” middle managers, they would get away with censorious tactics like the ones deployed against Spicer.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.