'Enough Is Enough': New Plan Introduced to Tax University Endowments
Country's Largest Muslim Advocacy Group Celebrates October 7 Attacks
Republicans Slam Biden's Claims of 'Blackmail'
Someone Had to Do It: Plane Flys 'Harvard Hates Jews' Banner Around Campus
College Heads' Kill All the Jews PR Disaster Forces Response From Biden White...
Here's Which Network GOP Candidates Are Reportedly Working With for Another Debate
How Virginia's Attorney General Is Defeating Woke Prosecutors
The Response to Trump's 'Dictator' Comment Has Gone Over Exactly As You Would...
CNN Caught Editing Trump Clip to Fit Their Leftist Agenda
The Hilarious Way This Republican Is Spreading Christmas Cheer to the Biden Family
North Carolina Democrat Will Not Seek Reelection
Thanks, Bidenomics! Poll Reveals Bad News About Holiday Shoppers
Development of Massive ‘Migrant Camp’ in Chicago Halted
Americans Are Divided on Treatment of Juvenile Criminals, Poll Shows
House Votes to Censure Jamaal Bowman, With Even Democrats Joining in

Amazon Cancels Clarence Thomas...During Black History Month

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

For reasons it has not yet disclosed, Amazon pulled a documentary about conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas…during Black History Month. 


The film, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” was removed from the streaming service, which had previously been available since October. 

The movie’s director, Michael Pack, told The Wall Street Journal no explanation was ever given, despite repeated requests for information. 

“Our distributor, who’s the one who made the deal with Amazon, has repeatedly asked them for explanations but they haven’t given any,” Pack told the Journal. “They have the right to pull anything from their site, and they don’t have to give an explanation. So it’s not a contract violation. But many people have complained, and they haven’t put it back up.”

The director said the documentary, which takes viewers on a journey through Thomas’ “complex and often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power, jurisprudence, and personal resilience,” according to the film’s description on PBS, was performing well and other less-popular documentaries are still available. 

Considering Thomas to be “the most important African-American leader in America today,” Pack said the move was especially concerning during Black History Month, when the achievements of black Americans, both liberal and conservative, ought to be celebrated.


Unfortunately, this is becoming a pattern for Amazon. 

If this episode sounds familiar, it’s because Amazon pulled a similar stunt last fall. Eli Steele’s “What Killed Michael Brown ?”—a critique of liberal social policies that was written and narrated by his father, the race scholar Shelby Steele —was slated to stream on Amazon in October, then held up for reasons the company never fully explained. Amazon eventually relented and made the film available, but only after these pages weighed in and made a fuss. […]

“I don’t think Amazon should get away with doing these things without suffering at least some PR consequences,” Mr. Pack said. “I think it’s great that the Steele film got reinstated after the controversy. Deplatforming will go on if people don’t write about it and complain about it.” (WSJ)

Films with alternative viewpoints aren't the only thing Amazon is scrubbing. Last month the company also removed a book critiquing the transgender movement, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement,” by Ryan Anderson. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos