Posted by on April 26, 2022 in From the editors
Yeah, Elon Musk’s Twitter buy will be prevalent in the newsfeed for awhile, especially as the left melts down and even tries their damnedest to ‘cancel’ the billionaire. And it is comical to see other media-owning billionaires clutching their pearls.
Elon Musk is buying Twitter.
CNN+ is shutting down.
Disney is being reined in.
It’s a bad time to be woke.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) April 25, 2022
And last night, after the deal was done, people started testing the Twitter cesspool waters…
HYDROXYCHLOROQUIN IS A MIRACLE DRUG! ASK YOUR DR
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) April 25, 2022
Ivermectin ivermectin ivermectin!
— G Breezy (@PistoffM) April 26, 2022
Twitchy: ‘Men DON’T have periods’: Sara Gonzales tweets EVERYTHING (and then some) Twitter has suspended Conservatives for saying before and it’s GLORIOUS
Apropos of something:
-Tesla’s second-biggest market in 2021 was China (after the US)
-Chinese battery makers are major suppliers for Tesla’s EVs.
-After 2009, when China banned Twitter, the government there had almost no leverage over the platform
-That may have just changed
— Mike Forsythe 傅才德 (@PekingMike) April 25, 2022
Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square? https://t.co/jTiEnabP6T
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 25, 2022
Lee Brown: Jeff Bezos suggests China could have ‘leverage’ over Musk’s Twitter
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos shared a conspiracy that Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter could empower China — just to later admit it was “probably” unfounded.
The Washington Post owner took aim at the only person in the world richer than him soon after Musk called his new $44 billion purchase “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”
“Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?” Bezos asked late Monday.
He shared a New York Times reporter’s tweet which noted how China was the second biggest market for Tesla, Musk’s pioneering electric car company that also opened its first overseas factory in Shanghai.
Twitter is blocked in China, giving it no leverage over the site — which the Bezos-shared conspiracy suggested could change under Musk…
My own answer to this question is probably not. The more likely outcome in this regard is complexity in China for Tesla, rather than censorship at Twitter.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 26, 2022
Then why even ask the question, Jeff? Oh, that’s right. All you did was open a can of worms looking back at you…
Interesting that you ask this question about Twitter but haven’t said a peep about your concerns about Chinese influence over, say, BlackRock (the world’s largest asset manager). Or countless other companies. I wonder why.
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) April 25, 2022
My guy, you became the second-richest man in the world by selling Chinese-made goods and putting American manufacturers and retail stores out of business
— Dan O’Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) April 26, 2022
More than half the things sold on and produced for Amazon (Echos, etc) are made in China. So look in the mirror.
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) April 26, 2022
How much of the counterfeit trash sold on Amazon comes from China do you think?
— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) April 26, 2022
for more than 30 years, the Washington Post published agitprop produced by “China Daily,” the official propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party. “ads” disguised as legit news.
between 2016 and 2020, the CCP paid WaPo $4.5M+.
Bezos purchased the Washington Post in 2013. https://t.co/PGjSQKHrkR
— Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 26, 2022
Bezos wants to discuss ‘leverage’, huh? His company is eyeballs-deep with China. His DC rag is eyeballs-deep with the dems/left. Eh, Jeff? pic.twitter.com/NLZtfPtdtP
— Maggie (@drillanwr) April 26, 2022
Eight-page supplement (from the Communist Party of #China) inside today’s @washingtonpost (owned by @amazon billionaire @JeffBezos). pic.twitter.com/WQsrgBXZ4o
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 29, 2019
note the disclaimer atop the “ad,” which is clearly disguised to look like a normal news article, doesn’t mention “China Daily’s” ownership. it’s a state-run operation. the CCP owns it.https://t.co/vD37K6a6hC
— Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 26, 2022
can we skip to the part where you both get into your gundams and fight to the death in space
— shoe (@shoe0nhead) April 25, 2022
Could be the best take I’ve seen today
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 26, 2022
Selim Algar: DeSantis hails Musk’s Twitter buy as blow to ‘legacy’ media … Hopefully.
And then there are those people insisting the money Musk paid to acquire Twitter could have, what, solved world hunger, or something. Seriously?
Instead of ending world hunger, you chose to buy Twitter.
I can’t imagine how you sleep peaceful at night knowing that they’re kids, homeless people with no food dying day by day all over the world like in Somalia while all the money you have can end world hunger in blink of eye
— Aima (@AimaPhotogr) April 26, 2022
You keep spamming w/this crap but haven’t posted data-filled spreadsheets on a plan. I mean, nothing says ‘curing world hunger’ like throwing $Bs into corrupt UN &/or corrupt world govs & expecting/trusting them to ‘feed ppl a fish’ or even ‘teach their ppl how to catch a fish’.
— Maggie (@drillanwr) April 26, 2022
Not sure if this endorsement is a good thing, however…
Twitchy: Jack Dorsey endorses Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter … But then, Jack just got a whole lot richer with the ‘done deal’… *shrug*
Robert Spencer: Human Rights Watch, ACLU, Amnesty International Clutch Their Pearls in Horror At Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter
Twitchy: ‘Senator Karen checks in!’: Elizabeth Warren’s rant at Elon Musk gets ‘Pocahontas’ trending
This deal is dangerous for our democracy. Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules than everyone else, accumulating power for their own gain. We need a wealth tax and strong rules to hold Big Tech accountable.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 25, 2022
I guess the First Amendment is dangerous to people like you, which is why the Democrats are doing everything they can to silence their opposition. #GoElon!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 25, 2022
YOU think it’s unfair that Elon has so much money so YOU think that justifies YOU stealing his money. Absurd & greedy. Politicians like you need less power, not more.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 25, 2022
Twitchy: ‘Those days are OVER’: Tammy Bruce NAILS it in kick-a*s thread about why Leftists are REALLY going crazy over Musk’s Twitter takeover
* They are freaking out from the comfort of their Tesla
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) April 25, 2022
I fear Elon Musk could undermine the ideological diversity, equity and inclusion at Twitter which currently maintains a careful balance of 98.7% for one side. pic.twitter.com/I6JeTuTx9k
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) April 25, 2022
Rani Molla @ Vox (10/31/18): Tech employees are much more liberal than their employers — at least as far as the candidates they support: Corporate political action committees aren’t as motivated by partisan politics as individuals tend to be.
They were helped along by 1 administration pic.twitter.com/r1EFA93toV
— LORD Miguel lastname (@Koolas68Degrees) April 26, 2022
Gabriel Hays: MSNBC host trashed for warning Elon Musk could use Twitter to ban political candidates: ‘You absolute clown’: ‘I’ve been looking for a new rock to live under and was wondering which one you use.’
“You could secretly ban one party’s candidate…secretly turn down the reach of their stuff and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not even find out about it until AFTER the election.”
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) April 26, 2022
Follow Mary Margaret’s Twitter tweet thread with damning receipts on this MSNBC idiot’s premise by clicking the embed code in this line or by clicking on the date stamp in her above tweet quote.
Twitchy: Ari Melber literally describes EXACTLY what Twitter did to Trump and the Right ranting about Elon Musk ‘upending U.S. politics’ and YES it’s real (watch)
Matt Vespa: ‘This Can’t Be Real’: MSNBC Host’s Take on Musk Taking Over Twitter Is…Pure Perfection
MSNBC “talent” suddenly realizes the owners of Twitter can rig the entire site. This is amazing to watch. Does he not realize all of this was already done to Republicans? pic.twitter.com/Gmc0nVx2jF
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 26, 2022
Hmmm… Sounds an awful lot like that @time article about “election fortification”. #ConfessionThroughProjection
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) April 26, 2022
Worthy Watch (2/5/21): Time Magazine: The Left’s Conspiracy to “Fortify the Election”
BREAKING: Biden Admin says they will take steps to combat misinformation on social media pic.twitter.com/O5OT8LL0Gz
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 25, 2022
So now they wanna talk about reforming section 230. See how she snuck that in
— PHIL HEATH (@PHILHEATH) April 25, 2022
So let me get this straight. When it was their guys controlling rhe platform it was up to the platform to police itself. Now that someone wants to make it more open to “different fucking opinions” again they wanna get involved? I think thats all ya need to know.
— Tony McMillan (@Slapuel) April 25, 2022
Twitchy: ‘I feel like I’m going to throw up’: Twitter employees vent about purchase by Elon Musk
Andrew Mark Miller: BIRDS OF A FEATHER – Twitter employees reportedly meltdown over Elon Musk’s buyout: Twitter employees distraught over Musk buyout, too ‘in shock to speak’ … The company held a town hall to address employee concerns on Monday
Stephen Kruiser: The Morning Briefing: Free Speech Now Has a Heavy Musk Scent
Victoria Taft: Trump Has a Message for Nancy-Boy Bed Wetters Worried That He’ll Return to Twitter
LMAOOOO so CNN+ executives planned on 29 million “CNN super fans” in order to be successful, even though they average fewer than a million viewers?? pic.twitter.com/7MdPsE2klD
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 26, 2022
More hope for change???
Stephen Green: Insanity Wrap: Did Steve Martin Just Kill Cancel Culture?
As usual, I gotta hear J.J. Sefton’s chain of thoughts reaction on most things to see how mine and his thoughts line-up. I have said before, I am nowhere near ‘eye-to-eye’ with Musk on his views on many things. However, I give him a lot of respect for how he has built his empire and how he now sees a “utopia” with fossil fuels completely abolished and leftist fascism on ‘free speech’ just ain’t plausible in this lifetime.
J.J. Sefton @ AoSHQ: “Sting or Stink?”
…As the estimable Robert Spencer notes above, when three of the worst anti-American organizations, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose words and deeds over the course of decades completely belie their names come out against you, it’s a badge of honor and an indicator that you’re one of the good guys. But that said, to me Elon Musk is still a big question mark. While I have tremendous admiration for SpaceX, I have never been a fan of Tesla. That’s not so much because I’m against electric vehicles, per se, but because Musk eagerly took billions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government to manufacture and market it. The same federal government that is now hell bent on destroying oil, coal and natural gas. And all the while, Musk flaunts an image of how his company is a wildly profitable, shining example of free market entrepreneurialism.
The other thing that has irked me, despite drawing the ire of such crooked Commie frauds as Elizabeth “Lieawatha” Warren, is his latent (or perhaps not so latent) flirtation with globalism and the Great Reset crowd. In fact, he does believe in the global warming/climate change fraud. Back in 2017 (ancient history, right?) he Tweeted:
“No need to rely on scientists for global warming — just use a thermometer”
Well, did he really believe it, does he still believe it or was it just part of his carny act to get billions in government lucre while conning the climate cultists? Either way, it’s not really a good look, IMHO. By the way, we’re still waiting for his hyperloops, Solar City, and Tesla semi-trucks among other things. . .
Look, if all of this is some sort of 11-dimension, Henry Gondorff long con, it’s a damn good one. That said, with views like that, Agarwal has got to be shit-canned immediately, along with the rest of Twitter’s “Trust and Safety Dept.” right behind him. That will be the tell. But assuming this isn’t a con, Musk might be the richest man on the planet and have billions in fuck-you money to play with, but he’s going up against the Kalorama Klown Komintern that can and will use the entire federal government to step on you like a bug.
As Churchill once said, “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.” I’m not claiming Elon Musk is the devil, but I sure know who and what represents the other guy.
So that said, I welcome the “Under New Management” shingle hanging in the Twitter doorway. At least for now…
Read the whole thing.
~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.