After Musk’s blockbuster deal to purchase Twitter, the following apparent query was “What occurs subsequent?” Was Musk going to come back in and utterly clear home, kicking out all of the woke staffers and leftwing management? Or was he going to take a extra hands-off strategy to the transition, permitting a number of the worst offenders to stay of their roles? I feel we’re beginning to get a solution to that.
Within the final 24 hours, Musk has provided criticism of Vijaya Gadde, who’s presently the highest lawyer and head of the content material moderation division at Twitter. She was accountable for not solely banning Donald Trump but additionally censoring the Hunter Biden laptop computer story. She additionally responded lower than maturely to Musk’s takeover.
Now, in a transfer that intertwines a number of massive tales, Musk has additionally responded to the truth that Russian collusion hoaxer Jim Baker, former FBI and now at Twitter, arrange the assembly that Michael Sussmann used to unfold the false Alfa Financial institution story. Sussmann is now below indictment through the John Durham particular counsel.
Listed below are each these exchanges dropped at you by a “journalist” from The Washington Publish who apparently finds it actually unhealthy that Musk would name out apparent corruption relating to Twitter staff.
Elon Musk has now publicly agreed with and amplified criticisms from the fitting of two particular person Twitter staff at present— one accusing its prime coverage exec of “censorship” and the opposite accusing an organization lawyer of facilitating fraud. pic.twitter.com/NNWyNj03pB
— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) April 27, 2022
Can I begin by noting that the double customary in response to Musk calling out unhealthy actors is simply superb? These are the identical journos who cheered on the doxxing of Libs of TikTok. They didn’t as soon as recommend that Taylor Lorenz had gone too far nor did they specific concern concerning the on-line harassment Libs of TikTok acquired. But, the second that Musk merely says “Sure, unhealthy issues are unhealthy,” the identical journos get actually involved about on-line harassment. Bizarre, proper? It’s virtually as if journalists solely care about issues that reinforce their political viewpoints.
Regardless, I feel Musk responding to each these tales is necessary. It factors to massive adjustments coming at Twitter. Some on the fitting who’re extra cynical speculated that he’d are available in and keep the established order. If that had been true, he wouldn’t be publicly calling out figures like Gadde and Baker, each of whom presently maintain main management roles throughout the firm.
Clearly, Musk didn’t spend $44 billion to let Twitter hold working as a leftwing mouthpiece, banning speech that doesn’t match the narrative. And whereas he’s not formally in cost but, when the keys are handed over, you possibly can anticipate him to burn the place down with regard to personnel. Jim Baker completely has to go. Vijaya Gadde, the brains behind Twitter’s censorship, has to go.
Sure, there shall be pushback and hair set on fireplace, principally from the mainstream media. However seeing Musk’s latest feedback has given me confidence he can deal with it. The left is aware of that it’s dropping. They really feel their grip on energy slipping away, each electorally and with regard to free speech. Musk is simply the person to maintain that prepare rolling.