This is what happens to a surveillance state that is literally driving itself insane
- and the wheels begin to fall off, one by one.
At 8m18s in the above clip, the interviewer - obstensibly questioning Arnold about Cohen, slips in the following ditty -
Do you believe that Cohen has tapes that are about you?
to which Arnold replies
Yeah, because of the... yeah yeah yeah
They go on to briefly discuss how much Arnold would like to have those tapes in his possession. I bet he would. He'd like those nasty things gone
. He's shit scared of those nasties seeing the light of day
So, really, this is about Tom Arnold being blackmailed by Cohen about not making an episode of a TV programme about Cohen - about Trump.
Oh man, this (phenomena in general) is going to be enormous fun to watch going forward.