As we’ve noted, liberals have been melting down on Twitter since the news came that a deal had been worked out for Elon Musk to buy the company.
You would have thought that the libertarian entrepreneur, who was a racist and wanted all of their rights taken away, was evil. You ask why? Because he believed in free speech. Because he considers himself a “free speech absolutist.” He believes in the right of all to be able to speak and not be shut down for political reasons. That’s a threat to the folks on the left who have controlled the media organs for so long they can’t take even one being lost to someone who might not be completely on board with the narrative.
Musk struggled with some of Twitter’s censorship. The suspension of Babylon Bee was what prompted his interest in the purchase of the company. This was a spontaneous idea that became a reality. Then after the deal was consummated, Musk skewered the “extreme antibody reaction” to the deal, referencing the meltdowns on the left, which he noted, “says it all.” We even saw how the Twitter board was not coping well in a video Project Veritas dropped last night.
Musk also commented on the decision to suppress the NY Post’s story about the Hunter Biden laptop in October 2020, shortly before the election, calling it incredibly inappropriate.”
It was clearly inappropriate to suspend the Twitter account of major news organizations for publishing truthful stories.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
Musk responded to Musk’s tweet regarding James Baker who is currently deputy general counsel of Twitter. Baker was also general counsel for the FBI, and Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann met Baker to discuss the false Alfa Bank story that Trump had created.
Sounds pretty bad …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 27, 2022
“Sounds pretty bad,” was his response about the Sussmann interchange with Baker.
Those comments have now caused more meltdowns from some on the left, with liberal media suggesting this violates his agreement in his Twitter deal that he not “disparage” Twitter or any of its representatives.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 27, 2022
Musk tweeted these things right after signing an agreement that said he wouldn’t disparage Twitter or its representatives via tweet. https://t.co/SWQymn5L7C
— Scott Nover (@ScottNover) April 27, 2022
It seems, it’s possible to disparage-y. https://t.co/ixqxJbarMH
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) April 27, 2022
“The equity investor shall be permitted to issue tweets about the merger or the transactions contemplated hereby so long as such tweets do not disparage the company or any of its representatives,” according to the deal.
This argument has a problem because Twitter had previously stated that the Hunter Biden laptop’s suppression was not right. So agreeing with them is hardly “disparaging.” Commenting “sounds bad” about the Sussmann-Baker episode is mild compared to what happened and also not disparaging of an individual. Plus, the provision references “tweets about the merger,” not necessarily tweets about other things.
But this is where some on the left are — trying to scrape to find things that might kill the deal. This just shows their desperate state. The tantrums, which include the crying and gnashing, are quite delightful. I doubt that those comments would qualify as “disparaging” for the deal. It’s also not clear that even if they were disparaging, that would do in the deal as a result. These comments are a sign that the parties have reached a point where the deal is too complicated. Their shareholders might be ready to walk away if the negotiations were halted by them.