Elon Musk is the richest man on the planet and recently acquired a 9 percent stake in Twitter. Twitter was the social media site that banned Donald Trump from office, which conservatives claim suppressed their content.
Musk purchased Twitter, making him the largest shareholder. He vowed that he would take over the company, perhaps to make it a private one. The CEO of the company vowed not to stop it, while a Saudi Arabian prince, who holds 95% of Saudi Kingdom Holding Company, made a statement denying Musk’s proposal.
Conservative pundit Derek Hunter said: “Media outlets are applauding Saudi Arabia’s government, a stakeholder in Twitter, for objecting to Elon Musk’s offer. After years of attacking Saudi Arabia for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi … and a history of homophobia (try being gay there), they’re now heroes to the left.”
The left-wing media often praises Musk’s effort to stop his rise. This Orwellian exchange was between Rev. Al “no justice, no peace” Sharpton and Democratic strategist Danielle Moodie:
Sharpton: “Are you concerned that what Musk is trying to do is to open up the platform for more misinformation about topics such as COVID-19 and the 2020 election? And perhaps even allow former President Trump to get his account back?”
Moodie: “I’m going to be honest, Elon Musk is a danger to Twitter and to freedom of speech.”
The race card was thrown out by Democrats as Democrats. Former Bill Clinton secretary of labor and professor at U. C. Berkeley Robert Reich tweeted: “So let me get this straight: Elon Musk claims to want to save humanity by creating a space colony, but doesn’t want workers to join a union and has reportedly created a racist workplace?”
Before Parag Agrawal became the CEO of Twitter, the then-company senior executive said that Twitter’s “role is not to be bound by the First Amendment” and that he wanted its content to be “reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation.” He added that Twitter would “focus less on thinking about free speech” because “speech is easy on the internet. Many people are able to speak. Where our role is particularly emphasized is who can be heard.”
This means that it is not what you say, but also who you are speaking it.
So, the anti-white, antisemitic Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, who in 2018 said “(Jews are) the mother and father of apartheid,” has a Twitter account.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid, in her blog, wrote “(anti-gay attitudes are due to) concerns that adult gay men tend to be attracted to very young, post-pubescent types, bringing them ‘into the lifestyle’ in a way that many people consider to be immoral.” She also questioned who attacked America on 9/11: “The fundamental question is: do you believe the official story of 9/11? … Everything is seriously in doubt if you do not. Even if you’re agnostic, or you tend to believe that al-Qaida attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon … it’s worth taking a second look.” Reid has a Twitter account.
The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, was recently called a “war criminal” by President Joe Biden. Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, claimed that the coronavirus vaccines were “untrustworthy” and accused the Western countries of attempting to “contaminate” other countries with a vaccine. Both are active on Twitter.
About the Twitter board of directors, even former president and founder Jack Dorsey heaped criticism by tweeting the board has “consistently been the dysfunction of the company.”
Twitter is a publicly traded company and has the fiduciary responsibility to maximize shareholder investment. Twitter’s suppression of conservatives is a violation of its financial interests. Michael Jordan, asked to endorse a Democrat candidate running for office in his home state of North Carolina, refused, saying, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”
Good luck Mr. Musk! Perhaps next you’ll buy The New York TimesTurn it into a newspaper
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