Sen. Tom Cotton appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Friday to talk about how “winter is coming” for the big tech companies that have suddenly decided there are published news stories that the public shouldn’t know about and that they have to slow the spread of or, in Twitter’s case, block URLs linking to them.
Here’s a clip from the interview that CNBC didn’t post on its Twitter feed. It’s only a minute and seventeen seconds … watch for the first minute as co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin tries to lecture Cotton on the “quote-unquote” Hunter Biden news, how news organizations aren’t ignoring it but investigating it (they aren’t — NPR specifically said it wouldn’t waste its listeners’ time reporting it), and how the Wall Street Journal exonerated Joe Biden of any wrongdoing (it didn’t). Then, exalt in Cotton dropping the bomb.
— M3thods (@M2Madness) October 24, 2020
Wait for it, wait for it…. BOOM!
Nicely done ??
— Mylie-Anne Diaz (@13Ecos) October 24, 2020
The look on his face…priceless
— KarlaHRCHiredRussians (@KLomiglio) October 24, 2020
GOT'EM ? THAT MAN FROZE
— Keevan Tyson (@Shakealot) October 24, 2020
Good Job, @TomCottonAR!
— IWantFacts (@sjh2222) October 24, 2020
OMG, f***ing gold!
— Richi Madan (@richimadan) October 24, 2020
? ? BOOM ? ?
— Tracey Isaacson (@TraceyIsaacson) October 24, 2020
totally worth that ending – his face, the gulp. Gotcha.
— iunitedAmerica ?? (@iUnitedAmerica) October 24, 2020
— Prataq (@Prataq2) October 24, 2020
BOOM ? ? ?. The CNBC dude was like deer in headlights!!!
— Conservative Guy (@bhatth95) October 24, 2020
Wiped that smug look right off his face.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) October 24, 2020
— Bill Christie (@BillChristie15) October 24, 2020
That blank stare ?
— Alan white (@TheWar_Doctor) October 24, 2020
Cotton that was the KO of the year makes me proud to be from Arkansas
— Noah Williams (@NoahWilliams4) October 24, 2020
— Rebecca Wyman (@saltydogpoint) October 24, 2020
Game, set, match.
— Itamar Greenberg (@GreenbergItamar) October 24, 2020
These people are so screwed they are going to have to invent new words in order to explain it.
— HOUSE MUSIC TV (@HouseMusicTV) October 24, 2020
The pause made it even better.
— Crypto Cop (@cop_crypto) October 24, 2020
The gulp the news guy did at end was the best
— Linger Longer (@AriochDemonio) October 24, 2020
LOL, usually have to go down to 7-11 for a Big Gulp like that.
— Lock Her Up AF (@pickletoon) October 24, 2020
— Cousin Eddie (@wvuphil75) October 24, 2020
Tens of millions of dollars, years of President Trump’s first term over … a pee-pee tape that doesn’t exist?
For what it’s worth, here’s the segment of the interview that CNBC did publicize:
"They've grown to such gigantic scale in some cases to monopolize markets under the protection of Section 230. I don't have much sympathy for their claims now when they are censoring conservative viewpoints," says @SenTomCotton. pic.twitter.com/s8LIdh7piS
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) October 23, 2020
‘WHAT?’ NPR’s managing news editor issues ‘incredible statement’ defending decision to completely ignore NY Post’s Hunter Biden stories https://t.co/LOlT5UXSRZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 22, 2020