Josh Hawley, the Republican Senator from Missouri who encouraged insurrectionists to storm the Capitol this past January, is outraged he is being allegedly silenced by big-tech and the corporate media.
He shared his anti big-tech thoughts in a book he was given 30 minutes to promote during a one-on-one interview with The Washington Post that was live-streamed on social media. Hawley also used Twitter to boost the sales of his anti big-tech book on Amazon.
The irony was lost on the GOP Senator.
During the Washington Post live streamed interview, Hawley accused his interviewer of silencing him.
The Republican said:
"Don't try to censor, cancel and silence me here."
The Post's technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski pointed out the obvious in response:
"Senator, we're hosting you here."
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO): "Don't try to censor, cancel, and silence me here." @Cat_Zakrzewski: "Senator, we're host… https://t.co/Sd9kB4O73R— The Recount (@The Recount)1620139886.0
If there's one thing Republican Senators love to do, it's appear on national TV and claim they've been "silenced."
@thedailybeast https://t.co/t1ASUs9K6w— Heat Resistant Food Bag (@Heat Resistant Food Bag)1620175948.0
While Hawley was complaining to the Post about being "cancelled," there were many online who were angry the Post had chosen to give him a platform in the first place.
118 days after the Jan. 6 insurrection, the @washingtonpost is currently promoting Josh Hawley's book in a livestre… https://t.co/cQsrMjTmsm— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC)1620138437.0
@thedailybeast Yeah but why are they hosting him? Does the “insurrection is good plus it wasn’t an insurrection plu… https://t.co/Cxa5n3luvL— Delbert Grady Seasons (@Delbert Grady Seasons)1620175666.0
At this point, Hawley's hypocrisy has become par-for-the-course on Twitter.
She forgot to add "You moron." https://t.co/gcPdSfSXRw— Donald Hardy (@Donald Hardy)1620165605.0
GOP Senator Hawley had a major role in the potential overthrow of American democracy less than five months ago.
Now he has a problem when he only gets 30 minutes to speak live about his new book—about how he's been silenced—to the media.
Someone who gets 30 minutes to promote their book with The Washington Post is not being silenced or canceled. https://t.co/qLEwN5wInM— HuffPost (@HuffPost)1620153252.0
@HawleyMO is such a spoiled whiner. He’ll do it say anything to get just a few more minutes of press. He’s a liar a… https://t.co/rC5hU4ZpqA— Kathy F. (@Kathy F.)1620156955.0
It's difficult to take Hawley seriously when he has a history of acting without any regard for facts or truth.
.@MattNegrin makes this point all the time, but it really is remarkable that Republicans who supported/enabled the… https://t.co/wJ8x0rMJ7v— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1619973364.0
@therecount @Cat_Zakrzewski DON'T INTERRUPT ME WHILE I'M VICTIMING— NoLongerPurelyCivilHat (@NoLongerPurelyCivilHat)1620143992.0
Hawley continued to claim he has "no regrets" when it comes to the fist-pump gesture he offered protesters who stormed the Capitol building to try and overthrow the government to stop the certification of the election of President Joe Biden.
Five people died during their attempt.