Tom Cotton Clothes Down New York Occasions ‘Little one Mob’ in CPAC Speech
Brian Flood, Fox News media reporter, said Senator Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, spoke to the New York Times as “little warriors of social justice” during a speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. blown up. Last summer, Cotton’s comment for the Times sparked an internal uprising among left-wing workers that resulted in the overthrow of the editorial page editor, James Bennet, for publication.
Cotton said he was offering a “very simple, very sensible message, based on American legal history and supported by the majority of Americans” that if the police can’t restore order to the streets, it is time to send in the troops “stop rioting.
TOM COTTON: What happened next? Total breakdown with the Little Warriors of Social Justice in the New York Times. All of these children were marinated in the language of the campus seminar room. They said things like, “Your words are threatening my life.” Like typing on their cell phones, sitting on their futons was just as dangerous as a cop trying to stop rioters on the street!
Or: “Your words are violence.” No I’m sorry kid, words are words. Violence is what your friends do on the streets of America. And of course the editors of the New York Times gave in and turned around and apologized. They said my work was not up to their standards. This is one time that I actually agree with the New York Times. My work wasn’t up to their standards, it far exceeded their normally lousy standards.
… some people on the left actually asked me to apologize. Let me say again, I will never apologize for defending America.
Senator Cotton said he learned in the army that you have nothing if you don’t have security, and “Security is what our brave cops bring to their communities across America every day. And so conservatives should never apologize that they support the blue. ” And whether it’s a kid mob in the New York Times, a social media mob, or a real mob on our streets, we will never bow to the knee of a politically correct mob. “
He added, “The New York Times is obviously a laughing stock. But it’s not a laughing matter.”