Josh Hawley flipped the script on this NBC reporter and made him swear he’s not drunk

The corporate-controlled media’s hatred for Elon Musk is growing daily.

Musk has unveiled damning evidence of collusion between the federal government, Big Tech and the legacy media so self-proclaimed “journalists” are trying to fight back.

But Senator Josh Hawley just flipped the script on one NBC reporter and made him promise he wasn’t drunk.

The legacy media’s obsession with radical left-wing Big Government authoritarianism has become sickening.

They’ve gone from being the free press full of qualified journalists to the propaganda machine of the left-wing ruling class elites.

“Vitriolic” tweets targeting Elon Musk

And nowhere has this been more evident lately than in the legacy media’s attacks on Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

As soon as Musk started releasing damning evidence of massive collusion between Big Government, Big Tech, and the legacy media on everything from COVID to the Hunter Biden scandal, the legacy media lashed out.

But some Republicans are starting to fight back.

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) recently turned the tables on one such reporter, confronting him over his “vitriolic” tweets that targeted both Musk and the billionaire innovator’s supporters.

Senator Hawley had just sat for a remote interview with Mark Maxwell, the political editor at St. Louis NBC-affiliate KSDK-TV.

And before Maxwell could begin asking his questions of the Republican Senator, Hawley had some of his own for the reporter.

“I gotta ask ya, why all the hate for people who like free speech on Twitter?” Hawley asked the stunned reporter. “What’s going on with that?”

Maxwell responded by claiming he was unsure of what Hawley was referring to. 

Musk’s “bootlickers”

So Senator Hawley proceeded to read Maxwell some of his own tweets attacking and denigrating Musk’s supporters.

“You called people who liked Elon Musk buying the site Twitter a bunch of ‘boot-lickers,’” Hawley told Maxwell. “This was on March 6. I’m looking at it right here. Seems kind of vitriolic.”

A visibly shaken Maxwell responded and tried to explain away the Tweets.

“Yeah, I suppose it was,” the reporter responded. “That was a moment of frustration when the site went down and there were a lot of folks in my mentions who have quite the cultish adoration for him.”

Maxwell tried very weakly to justify his comments by making the typical argument that Musk has somehow attacked the First Amendment by trying to protect it.

But Hawley also confronted the self-proclaimed “journalist” over tweets he wrote suggesting Musk’s supporters worship him.

And then, he brought up one tweet in which the reporter had – unsurprisingly – suggested he was not sober.

“I hope you’re sober now”

Maxwell attempted to excuse his tweets by saying they were “satire,” which he said is protected under the First Amendment. 

Invoking a First Amendment defense was an extremely odd defense tactic for the reporter as the federal government is not trying to silence him, but rather, conservatives. 

Senator Hawley, however, focused on Maxwell’s tweet about his sobriety.

“I hope you do our interview sober,” Hawley told him. “I hope you’re sober now.”

“When journalists or so-called journalists refer to people they don’t like as ‘boot-lickers’ on a public platform, when they attack folks and then say they don’t necessarily do stuff sober, it does tend to get my attention,” he added.

“I mean, we give you a lot of access,” the Senator concluded. “I just want to make sure that you’re actually sober and taking this seriously, good lord in heaven.”

At that point, a visibly flustered Maxwell said he would take a blood-alcohol-level test to prove that he was not inebriated.

“I’m happy to do a blood alcohol test,” Maxwell volunteered. “I have had no alcohol this morning and that was a joke.”

Mark Maxwell now appears to have deleted the tweets that Hawley confronted him about.

Chalk that one up as a win for Senator Hawley.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.