Senator Tom Cotton left CNBC “Squawk Box” co-host, Andrew Sorkin, speechless after he fired back against his failed attempt at a joke. During an interview on Friday, Sen. Cotton spoke about his frustrations with big tech and the media for suppressing the Hunter Biden story. Sorkin replied to Cotton’s frustrations by saying, “you wouldn’t them to be reporting something that they couldn’t corroborate, no?”
The Senator expertly snapped back at Sorkin saying, “do you mean like the Russian collusion hoax and the Steele dossier that you reported on for four years, Andrew?” The response left the co-host speechless and stunned.
Recently, the New York Post released a bombshell report of Hunter Biden’s emails which show clear tires between foreign government officials and his father the former vice president of the United States, Joe Biden. After the story was made public multiple social media outlets attempted to “censor” the story by locking the Post out of their accounts and not allowing users to share the story.
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In the lead-up to that exchange, co-host Joe Kernen asked Cotton, “In the last couple of weeks, there have been a couple of issues that really could threaten to at least disrupt or hold back—and possibly even necessary moves — to try to … rein the companies in. What is, in your view, more important? This Google story, in terms of monopoly with the DOJ, or what we saw with Facebook and Twitter, in terms of deciding whether a news story should be circulated? I’m talking about Lapgate — the New York Post reporting on Vice President Biden and his son.”
After saying they were both important, Cotton pointed out that the New York Post was an “old and venerable newspaper” and has the “fourth largest circulation in the country.” He noted that Twitter had locked down the New York Post’s Twitter account, then stated, “I think a lot of conservatives and Republicans across the country have always felt that these companies are biased against their viewpoints, but now they feel it’s an open declaration of war.”
“And this is not gonna go away on November 3. Should Joe Biden win, there are still gonna be questions about whether or not Joe Biden and his family and administration is exposed to pressure from China, from the Chinese Communist Party oligarchs,” Cotton said. “It’s the exact same thing that Democrats have accused Donald Trump of facing for four years without any evidence. So we have to get to the bottom of these things, whatever the result of the election is. The media’s not doing the country any favors by essentially ignoring this story.”
Sorkin then went on the attack: “Senator, I wanted to make two points. One is that the media industry—at least the media industry that I know—has been trying to investigate this and has not been able to corroborate the story. I would also note The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corporation, which also owns the New York Post, has not been able to corroborate the story and said so, quite directly, in The Wall Street Journal today, in the news pages of The Wall Street Journal. So just to clarify, it is not that the news organizations are not looking into this, it’s that they haven’t been able to corroborate the story, and a responsible news organization wouldn’t therefore report it. Now the next piece of this is, you’re talking about the tech companies censoring such ‘news.’”
Clearly, Sorkin underestimated Senator Cotton. Watch the exchange below.
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