The corporate media hates the idea of mega-billionaire Elon Musk buying out Twitter because they hate the idea of Americans thinking for themselves.
Twitter already signaled its unwillingness to relinquish power to Musk or anyone who openly embraces freedom of speech. Now the corporate media is spinning Musk’s nearly $43 billion offer to look like the nation’s next biggest threat.
The Washington Post is just one of the many press outlets openly wishing for Musk’s deal to fail.
“Let’s hope Elon Musk doesn’t win his bid for Twitter,” the editorial board wrote on Sunday.
The same editorial board that said asking Ketanji Brown Jackson questions about her legal rulings is worse than falsely accusing Justice Brett Kavanaugh of rape now says Musk simply wants to take over Twitter “to get attention” and that “the substance of his ideas for the future of Twitter are worth some wariness on their own.”
Quartz and The Atlantic similarly reduced the Twitter negotiations to Musk simply “Fighting for Attention, Not Free Speech.”
“…if you think that, by taking the ‘public square’ private and consolidating control even further, Musk will somehow uphold free expression and protect democracy, you will be disappointed,” Atlantic writer Renée DiResta wrote.
WaPo also published an article scoffing at the idea that Musk could turn Twitter into a “free speech town square” just days after columnist Max Boot whined that “for democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.”
Outlets that didn’t take a direct stand against Musk amplified comments casting doubts on the Tesla CEO and his potential attempt to remake Twitter.
Using content moderation talking points that are eerily similar to pro-censorship congressional Democrats, NBC warned in a story last week that “Elon Musk has a plan for Twitter” but that “It may scare away users and advertisers.” Bloomberg insisted the same thing shortly before Insider amplified a Twitter thread from former Redditt CEO Yishan Wong who said Musk is “in for a world of pain” if he successfully acquires the Big Tech company.
Why are billionaire-owned media outlets suddenly mad that another billionaire businessman is trying to take a stake in the Big Tech game? Because it makes their jobs as the propaganda press harder.
Right now, the corporate media and Big Tech are on a thought control team running interference for the left. The outlets set the narrative with biased, misleading, and fluffy coverage of Democrats. The media constantly tells Americans that Donald Trump worked with the Russians to steal the 2016 election, Kavanaugh is a rapist, Republicans are racists and domestic terrorists, and the summer of rage riots were “mostly peaceful.”
The media expect you to believe all of those lies because they said it was so. If you question them, they smear you for spreading “misinformation.” Big Tech reinforces that deliberately faulty coverage by editorializing and spinning news for its “trending topic” section on the site.
For years, Silicon Valley giants have done the control regime’s bidding. When the left felt threatened by Trump, conversations about Covid-19 origins and treatments, election integrity, Hunter Biden’s laptop, or the truth about biological sex, Big Tech companies such as Twitter gladly banned, censored, and “fact-checked” any content it deemed “misinformation.”
The only thing that disrupts this cycle is when the uncensored, unmanipulated truth about the media’s depravity is exposed. As it stands right now, any narratives that contradict the thought control regime’s wishes are obliterated from the internet.
If Musk acquires Twitter and eliminates the political censorship it wields to shut down political enemies, however, the corporate media will have fewer resources to program Americans’ thinking.