The Elon Musk Assessment of NYT’s Feed: ‘Twitter Equivalent of Diarrhea’

April 3rd, 2023 9:02 AM

Twitter owner Elon Musk identified what many Americans know to be true about the leftist New York Times: Its incessant propaganda isn’t even good enough to line a birdcage.

Musk tweeted April 2 that the “real tragedy” for The Times is that their “propaganda isn’t even interesting.” In addition, Musk said in a follow-up tweet, “their feed is the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea. It’s unreadable.” Musk is right and it doesn’t take much digging into the NewsBusters archives to see the kind of brain-melting nonsense that The Times spits out on a regular basis.

For example, The Times ran a cringy Jan. 25 story celebrating the “radiant female energy” of a bizarre pro-abortion statue wearing late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s signature lace collar. The figure was branded as a work of social justice resistance at a “time when women’s reproductive rights were under siege after” SCOTUS “overturned” the so-called “constitutional right to abortion,” The Times mourned. 

Similarly, The Times caricatured opposition to Drag Queen Storytime as dangerous “extremism” in December 2022.  Oh, but that’s not all. The Times even labeled the infamous dog-and-pony show-styled Jan. 6 Committee Hearings as one of its “Best TV Shows of 2022.” The newspaper fawned how it was “no insult to call this investigation into the attack on democracy a TV show.” The Times’ profile of the Jan. 6 anti-Trump cabal — which it also plastered on its Twitter feed — read like a badly-written review of a House of Cards (2013-2018) episode:

 Deploying deft editing, story structure, graphics, suspense, social-media virality and, yes, a touch of showmanship, the hearings made a public service into the show of the summer and the most important TV of the year.

Talk about “diarrhea” journalism.

Musk’s mockery of The Times comes as the newspaper lost its verified checkmark status on Twitter reportedly due to refusing to pay the verification fee like everyone else. Musk lambasted in response how The Times was being “incredibl[y] hypocritical here, as they are super aggressive about forcing everyone to pay *their* subscription.” 

Conservatives are under attack. Contact The New York Times at 800-698-4637 and demand it stop being an echo chamber for left-wing nonsense.