Karl versus Cotton

Senator Tom Cotton appeared for an interview by ABC’s Jonathan Karl on This Week yesterday (transcript here). I missed it. You missed it. We all missed it.

The interview proceeded in the form of cross-examination. Karl sought to put words in Cotton’s mouth or elicit his agreement to the axioms planted in his leading questions. He wants his colleagues to know he’s working hard on behalf of the Democrats. Addressing Biden’s pathetic “mush from the wimp” statement on the eruption of anti-Semitic support for Hamas on college campuses, Karl asserted:

We saw President Biden come out. I mean, it was — I’m sure you think it was too late, but he did come out and he clearly condemned the violence.

He’s condemned the antisemitism. I assume you agree with what he did even if it was too late in your view?

Well, Jon, no, we think he demonstrated the spine of a jellyfish on a bad day.

You may or may not agree with everything Senator Cotton had to say in response to Karl’s cross-examination (I agree). He nevertheless demonstrates how to resist the twisted ventriloquism of the Democrats’ media adjunct.

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