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What a disingenuous little shit. When the fuck is the Senate going to expel him for his insurrection activities on 1/6?
He's the new face of the Republican Party and American Conservatism, I'm afraid. The GOP will keep getting more and more extreme and centrist media, even supposed *left wing media* like the WaPo will continue to treat him like he's a normal politician with normal ideas.
Hell, I have a young cousin in Missouri who has become quite the little fascist over the past four years and guess what he wants to do: He wants to run for office and be like Josh Hawley.
>Zakrzewski quickly pointed out that she was not, in fact, canceling Hawley, but rather "hosting" him, which could reasonably be seen as the opposite of censorship.
But she'd disagreed with him, so that's another from of censorship, right?
No, that would be conservative persecution. If you disagree with him you're persecuting him (and making him a victim) by saying that his views are wrong, he's evil, and that the left hates him for telling the truth that's being suppressed.
The new Republican way to the top seems to be to steamroll over everyone else and if you meet resistance to the steamroll, claim that you’re being cancelled and cry bloody murder.
My sister calls them crybullies.
For someone that is "being silenced" he sure is running his stupid mouth on media a lot.
Right? Really wish journalists would just say "how are you being silenced when you're literally being given a voice right now?"
I want to make an Austin powers "zip it" joke but how is talking over the host and derailing the conversation "silencing" him?
Perhaps a bit of reverse psychology “keep yappin’ man”
Silenced and yet for some reason I can't seem to avoid hearing him spew more bullshit.
Hawley is a wannabe Instagram influencer or YouTube at heart. Let’s be honest. “Guys, like and subscribe!”
"Please leave a positive review on iTunes, it really does help!"
If you're used to oppressing, not being able to oppress feels like a restriction. If you're used to having your every opinion trumpeted from the rooftops, the lack of that feels like being silenced.
I just got no sympathy with this stupid drama queen. What a whiner.
Are these snowflakes ever *not* the victim?
No. Never. They are the *only* victims, of every crime imaginable.
In all of history, has there ever been a group more oppressed than today's conservative white men?
Not in *their* minds.
Think about the bullshit these people pretend they are persecuted for ... imaginary wars on xmas/thanksgiving, trans kids playing sport, same sex marriage, a football player kneeling etc etc etc. Next month it will be some equally bullshit thing, these people aren't functioning mature adults.
You can't reach fuckheads like this, they don't want to be reached, they don't want to see reason, they don't want to know the truth about anything. They are a lost cause.
Sincerely, Adrian Wojnarwoski
To the rest of the country from a Missourian (who definitely did not vote from this POS), Sorry.
>Zakrzewski quickly pointed out that she was not, in fact, canceling Hawley, but rather "hosting" him, which could reasonably be seen as the opposite of censorship.
don't try and confuse the man with facts.
In Josh's defense, he is likely play-acting and knows he is not doing it for the brightest bulbs.
Whiny little wannabe dictator.
Anything but complete adoration is unacceptable to Republicans.
Silenced while talking over the interviewer!
For someone who's being silenced, he sure doesn't ever seem to shut the fuck up.
“You are silencing me by letting me speak on your platform”.
New republican talking point.
Silenced?... Traitor enabler deserves to be behind bars.
Would that he were...would that he were.
This is a [link](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kvcj2m/1928_nazi_propaganda_poster_that_claims_that/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)to nazi propaganda that claimed that Hitler was being silenced.
Hawley is perfect for the Republican Party. He's an anti-democracy, anti-govt, "Timothy McVeigh", neo-fascist who supported the failed Republican Party "Coup d'etat" on January 6th with his upraised clinched fist.
Sorry folks, but that wasn't a "Trump Mob" of rioters and looters, that was a REPUBLICAN PARTY MOB of rioters and looters who murdered a uniformed Federal Police Officer while desecrating the very seat of our Democratic Republic in an attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power by attempting to murder the GOP Vice president, the Speaker of the House, and the Majority Leader of the Senate.
Hope this helps!!!
Fuck Josh Hawley.
"He's a NUT!" -Barney Fife
Bro! Being mocked isn't the same as being silenced. You can blather on with your hate-mongering bullshit until the cows come home. The Cult laps that shit up like warm milk. You're free to do that. Nobody's stopping you. Clearly you're not being silenced. Just a lying asshole. Because here you are blathering on again to the media. And we will continue to mock you, mercilessly. Because you deserve it. It's OUR constitutional right. For now. So suck it up, snowflake.
Republicans like pretending to be the victim. It feeds into the righteous-hero fantasies they have of themselves. They cannot sustain such fantasies with the truth, so they have to lie. And, of course, those lies must be super ridiculous to the point of being the clear opposite of the truth. Lesser lies aren't far enough away from reality to satisfy their fantasies' needs.
A free, nationally televised interview.
Republicans: Is this censorship?
Republicans love to make themselves victims
I have never even received an interview request from the Washington Post 😥 goodbye to my first amendment rights I guess #SILENCED
(Edit: I should know better, so here, have a /s tag)
People disapproving of what you have to say and your opinions is not "being silenced".
And for some being silenced he sure is getting a lot of publicity.
Random question, are there any Hawley scandals, or specifically, any gay rumors? I ask because my uncle, a gay man who lived a *very* colorful life for several decades - i.e., he probably manned more than a few truckstop glory holes - texted me and said "that queen has some skeletons in her closet." I asked if he knew anything and he said no, but he can "just tell," and that "he is the sort of 'straight' guy you hate to hook up with because he's wracked with guilt and spends 30 minutes after crying about how he loves his wife." Funnily enough, my uncle doesn't think Lindsey Graham is gay. Well, he thinks there's a chance he's gay, but he's also a total "weirdo" who might successfully live a life of total celibacy.
Hawley is just doing what the cult tells him. Cults like catch phrases and they will use them over and over and over again even if they don’t fit in the space. I watched the whole interview. She challenges him and he knee jerk reacts with a cult catch phrase. It’s priceless really.
Fuck this traitor.
How is this guy not in handcuffs after his role in the riot? Or at the minimum bounced out of Congress.
You can’t loudly promote “Christian Nationalism and Dominion” so instead you try to claim the moral high ground under the guise of religion because “the Founding Fathers intended the US to be a Christian nation”.
Hawley is a far right extremist trying to mix politics and “Christian” values which calls into question what the GQP values more: the Christian Bible or the US Constitution??
> what the GQP values more: the Christian Bible or the US Constitution??
Not one single rethuglican has ever actually read either of those documents, and none of them ever will.
This is the most Republican headline ever. It basically defines them.
They *really* like to portray being ignored as being silenced, as if representing a lot of people means you automatically can't be wrong enough to be irrelevant.
Someone PLEASE PROVE HIM RIGHT!!!
He should never be heard from on any platform. The man should toil in racist obscurity.
He's a big perpetrator of mischief and he wants us to see him as a victim.
The only thing this dirt bag does better than spread misinformation is play the victim.
This is the third time today I have heard republicans screaming about censorship. When was this talking point sent out and who censored anybody?
He’s certainly not being silenced enough. Useless little Mein Kampf shit.
Quit giving this douchenozzle a platform already. Quit giving him any press of any kind, just ignore him.
JFC these assholes are INSUFFERABLE. Good god, the constant whining and crying about being a victim of censorship. You're *literally* being interviewed by the Washington Post (which, why? If "democracy dies in the darkness" why are you giving airtime to someone who voted to nullify the results of a fair election?).
Everything they do have to grievance-based and their gullible base eats it right up. They love feeling like the victim and being the underdog--it makes them feel even more patriotic than they think they already are. It's so pathetic.
Lmao how do I read a dif article or see a dif vid every week about him saying he’s being silenced. How is anyone still wanting to interview him? Absolutely shit person
This POS needs to be sitting in prison like yesterday.
"I'm being silenced!" Says man who can hold press conference at a moments notice.
Josh Hawley is a turd 💩
This fucking idiot...
Such a sniveling pissant.
Sincerely, someone who actually lives in this State (unlike him).
As a WaPo subscriber, when I saw the email announcing their lineup of virtual programs, my reaction was “Elizabeth Warren? Ooh. Wonder what she’s up to now?...wait Josh Hawley??? Why are we still treating this asshole like his opinion means anything????”
This fuckin guy...
Every Sunday, he thanks a list of reporters for speaking to him.
Then he spends the next six days crying about being cancelled.
And that’s been HeeHawley’s entire 2021.
The same Josh Hawley that went on national tv to tell the world said his book was being cancelled?
Ah yes. Being silenced. While being interviewed. By the fucking Washington Post YOU KNOW WHAT? Sure. Let’s ACTUALLY silence your and see what if feels like. Because for all your damn yelling it sure doesn’t seem like you’re being silenced. You’re in a position of power in one of the most well-known governmental entities in the world, people report on your crap all the time, I see no reason as to how you are being silenced. Being silenced by the “big bad government?” I’d hate to see what it’s like if politicians were silenced the way marginalized voices ACTUALLY ARE you fucking disgrace to the name of Josh.
We need him to be even more silentlier. A fucking embarrassment of our country and a rally person for nothing but hateful and selfish people.
Has interview, check. Has microphone, check. Has ability to make seditious mouth noises, check.
I wish he'd shut the fuck up, but silenced he is not.
*Multiple live interviews every week*
Hawley: Is this oppression?
He also claims he's being persecuted by stop lights for forcing him to wait at intersections.
Traitor boy whines a lot.
He is so silenced that you totally cant read about it in his new book, or the editorial he wrote, or the TV interview he gave. What a jackass.
Normalization of this fucker is a big mistake
The story after that one is even better: Tucker Carlson has located the real threat to domestic tranquility, not white supremicists, but "It's the cat cafes in Austin and Ashville."
Republicans are the biggest self imagined victims.
No one cares what you have to say, insurrectionist.
Conservatives think not being listened to is the same as being silenced.
Republicans enjoy being victims.
Just an embarrassment.
The GQP is a party of professional victims.
Maybe he should silence himself.
Every time idiots like him speaks up, the media and everyone needs to ask, 'Please provide examples to the American people so that they can know the truth'.
We need to bring back the fairness doctrine.
Republicans, the perpetual victimhood is so tiring, especially from this shitstain.
Instead of blaming it all on the media, maybe he should blame it on the fact that he was born with no lips.
someone needs to unplug and plug in this fucking robot.. that's all he ever says now... while on media and promoting his book on Amazon
>Josh Hawley - A whiny little thing
My suggestion for Hawley's next election campaign
Trying desperately to stay in the news…
The entire GOP just talks out both sides spewing lie after lie. Its incredible anyone buys any of their bullshit.
He is a product of his state. A drooling idiot that thinks he knows all.
Why is WP wasting time and giving this traitor free publicity?
Men like Hawley believe that the world is supposed to be theirs. Any question, disagreement or debate is treated as an attack because that's what they see it as, an attack on their in-born right to rule the world.
It’s just like I said on Twitter, and on Facebook, and on YouTube with Joe Rohan, and on Fox News with Fucker Carlson, and wrote in my New York Times bestselling book “Conservative voices are being silenced”
It's the go to whine of elected domestic terrorists everywhere!
No, that would be LIZ you are canceling
"[I have been silenced](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Djf-zdQUYAAhPkQ.jpg:large)!"
There's a distinct difference between "being silenced" and people willingly choosing to not listen to a lying sack of shit insurrectionist.
I'd love to hear him speak on the stand at his trial.
Even if it was true, which it 1000% not, who TF cares about this clown getting "silenced"? Is there anyone out there worried they aren't getting enough bites of this turd-sandwich?
The only time Josh Hawley is being silenced is when he has Trump's dick in his mouth. And he still makes noise.
I wish he was silenced. I wouldn’t mind never hearing from this whiny sog again.
Yes, silenced by being put in front of millions of people.
He’s going to run for presidency in 2024. He has the Trump blue print.
Josh Hawley is a joke. He makes us decent Missourians embarrassed to live here.
Such a sensitive little snowflake
Motherfucker should be in jail.
If only he would shut his pie hole.
You keep using that word. I don't think you know what it means.
Treasonous seditious enemy of our country. This fuck should be in jail. Full stop.
Dude is a dweeby asshole
Did he forget he wasn't on newsmax?
Don't tease, I'd be so happy if you were silenced or just plain old silent.
When can he f off already?!?
Hawley is just leveraging the Christian persecution complex to his advantage. He knows exactly what he’s doing, and he’s going to keep hammering that button, to his benefit and the countries detriment. But yeah, “America First” or something.
GOP slams media outlets all the time but the moment these outlets don’t run a story, then the children we voted for in congress start crying “I’m being silenced”. American people aren’t playing into these worthless outbursts anymore.
Silenced by who? Why is he constantly trying to paint himself as some oppressed freedom fighter? He is an idiot and a totally self-absorbed pos.
He’s a Pussy.
Why are literally all republicans such craven pieces of trash?
He loves to hear himself talk
Harley is a dog-whistling psychopath and a liar. Of course he’s going say something that is immediately and self-evidently wrong without any sense of shame.
How ironic. Says he’s being silenced while speaking to a reporter.
Take away voting rights
Gerrymander to stay in power
Tax the middle class and the poor
Play the victim
Josh Hawley is a con man on the right
“I am being silenced” screams every conservative on every platform on the internet.
He thinks he's president and should be on every headline.
Can he just STFU!..
Stop giving him time to talk. He doesn’t deserve the opportunity, and you betray all value in truth when you bring him on your shows/put him in your articles.
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