Some of the most powerful media outlets and figures in America are upset about Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter.
MuskHe shocked Twitter by making a $43 Billion cash offer to purchase the company. He shared a letter he wrote to Twitter’s board April 13. “Twitter has extraordinary potential,” he said in the letter. “I will unlock it.”
The liberal media and Twitter influencers panicked over the news and called Musk everything from an oligarch to — wait for it — a goblin.
“The goblin is serious,” Axios wrote in the first sentence of an April 14 article headlined, “Elon Musk goes into full goblin mode.” The outlet assessed Musk’s “threat level” as that of “a very dangerous beast.” The leftist new organization compared Musk to “a movie supervillain, commanding seemingly unlimited resources with which to finance his mischief-making.”
CNN New Day host John Berman said on the April 14 edition of his show, “Twitter on fire this morning over — Twitter! If there’s one thing Twitter loves, it is itself. It shares that with billionaire Elon Musk.”
Berman asked CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter to explain, “what just happened.” Stelter said Elon is an “edgelord, which means he likes to walk right up to the edge of the rules without quite breaking them.” Stelter summed up Musk’s offer: $54.20 a share “to buy up the rest of Twitter that he doesn’t have. Of course, $54.20, that’s $4.20, that’s a code for marijuana, you know, which he very much enjoys. So is this all a troll, or is this very real?”
Stelter argued that the deal was real and threatening enough to worry Twitter’s investors and the company itself. “It’s a huge problem for Twitter right now,” he said.
Washington PostMax Boot, columnist tweeted: “I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. His belief seems to be that anything can happen on social media. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.”
It is a frightening thought to consider the possible impact of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter on society and politics. Musk seems to think that anything is possible on social media. We need to have more moderation of content if democracy is going to survive.
— Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) April 14, 2022
Boot wasn’t the only one urging a referee to come off the sidelines and stop Musk. CNBC host Jim Cramer called out Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Twitter: “Hello Commission? You are being spun and mutilated.” He then tweeted at SEC Gary Gensler, “this is not right.”
— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) April 14, 2022
Robert Reich is a professor at the University of California Berkeley tweeted: “The richest man on the planet is trying to silence criticisms by taking over Twitter. This is how oligarchy should look like.”
We are watching a hostile takeover of Twitter by the richest man in the world who regularly tries to silence critics.
This is what oligarchy looks like.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 14, 2022
Reich has written for The Washington PostThe second-richest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos, is the owner of the property.
Musk explained why he bought Twitter in a letter to SEC. He wrote, “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy.” He also announced his intention to “acquire” Twitter as “a private company.”
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