Billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter was totally about protecting the First Amendment, and had little to do with labor considerations or investing for financial gain.
MRC President and founder Brent Bozell made those remarks during an appearance on Fox Business’ Varney & Co. on Tuesday.
“Today’s a great day for freedom,” he said. “This entire debate has been over free speech, with the left saying that this ought not to be allowed. Let’s understand this very clearly: This has nothing to do about economics, nothing having to do about work practices. It’s all about Elon Musk saying, ‘I’m buying this company because we have to have free speech in America to have a functioning democracy.’”
Bret Taylor is the Chair of Twitter Board tweeted on Monday that the platform’s board of directors reached an agreement with Musk for the Tesla CEO to acquire the company. This transaction, valued at $44billion, is set to close by the end of this year subject to stockholder and regulatory approvals.
“This is a totalitarian institution, Silicon Valley, and along comes Elon Musk and he’s tipped over the apple cart, just like [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis tipped over the applecart with Disney in Florida,” Bozell said. “The American people have had enough of this totalitarianism.”
Musk said in a statement that he wants to enhance Twitter by launching unnamed new features, open-sourcing algorithms to improve public trust, defeating spam bots, and “authenticating all humans.” The last statement was a nod to free speech.
Musk said that free speech is the foundation of any functioning democracy. Twitter, Musk explained, is the place where vital issues for the future of mankind are discussed. “Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
Bozell stated that the transaction caused a stir among leftists.
After Musk’s historic purchase, actor Rob Reiner had a relapse of Trump Derangement Syndrome on Twitter; Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich ludicrously tried to paintMusk, a self-serving tyrant Washington Post columnist Max Boot tweeted he “still” fears a Musk takeover is “bad for democracy,” wailing that Musk may scrap Twitter’s current “content moderation” practices.
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