Liberals Absolutely Lose It Over Elon Musk’s Hostile Takeover Bid of Twitter – Opinion

Twitter is a “private company and can do what it wants” liberals shouted as free speech was crushed and legitimate news stories were censored. This argument has been made by many of the right over the years, including libertarians.

Well, Elon Musk agrees, and per RedState’s prior reporting, he’s ready to execute a hostile takeover of the social media giant, offering to buy 100 percent of the shares at a large premium that will be hard to reject.

Here’s the letter that was sent to the current board that lays out his agenda.

The responses of the left, as you might expect are simply amazing. These people will only become more insane from now. Wait until Joy Reid or the CNN crew comment.

Because Twitter was run until recently by people of low income. I especially love the argument that we must protect “democracy” by enacting more and more censorship. It is amazing to see the coping and seeingthing. You have a sizable portion of the country melting down over the prospect of…more free speech.

As to those saying they’ll leave the platform, no they won’t. They aren’t going to leave any more than right-leaning individuals left after Twitter started its crusade against open dialogue and conservative opinions. Social media has become the main public square. Technology has made it impossible to find alternatives.

This begs the question: ShouldIs the Left actually freaking out?

I’m going to pour a little cold water on things and suggest they shouldn’t. I will be happy to be wrong, but I’m extremely skeptical that the true believers that make-up Twitter’s top shareholders (including companies like Blackrock and the individual liberals involved) are going to hand it over, even if it means turning down a massive payday.

And to be sure, they’ll be turning down a windfall. There is no scenario where Twitter’s stock rises by 38 percent over the next decade or so, which is what Musk is offering. The stock is actually slightly down as of this writing compared to four years ago, and there’s little reason to believe Twitter innovates in a way to somehow boost its value dramatically. If the board doesn’t accept the offer, they are doing so simply for political reasons, and you can bet leftwing billionaires are lining up to grease the skids and make that possible.

Regardless, if Musk does pull this off, I’ve got a solution for all the liberals clutching their pearls and screaming about the end of democracy: Build your own Twitter.

And just like that, the “It’s a private company” argument vanished. You are going to see a complete about-face from those who spent the last several years insisting that Twitter can censor at will, and it’s going to be amazing to watch.

This is what I’ll say. I don’t like that the exercise of the First Amendment is now at the mercy of billionaires, but this is the world we currently live in. Because so many on the right don’t have the stomach to stop corporatism (usually in league with the government) from crushing free speech, the only current move is to play the game. Musk is currently playing the game and should be supported by all of us.

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