At just two minutes before 6 AM Eastern Time on Sunday morning, Elon Musk drove the left and their media allies nuts with a short tweet: "My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci."
This quickly resulted in a wall of fury to the extent that even media outlets that have been engaged in Censorship Denialism such as CBS News were forced into mentioning the Twitter Files.
Here is the Musk tweet heard around the media world that set off all the Defcon 1 alarm bells among the left:
My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022
This drew an outraged response from MSNBC executive producer Kyle Griffith:
The man who shared disinformation about Paul Pelosi, allowed hate speech to flourish on his platform, and endorsed Ron DeSantis in 2024 is now calling for the prosecution of a public health professional (and denigrating the trans community at the same time).— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 11, 2022
That was followed just minutes later by an even angrier response by John Brennan who despite the president, somehow managed to become the Director of the CIA:
Dr. Fauci is a national hero who will be remembered for generations to come for his innate goodness & many contributions to public health— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) December 11, 2022
Despite your business success, you will be remembered most for fueling public hate & divisions.
You may have money, but you have no class. https://t.co/0zabyXMERz
CBS News acted so irked by Musk's tweet that it finally made reference to the Twitter Files which it previously ignored. Don't miss the "free speech" in scare quotes:
As Dr. Anthony Fauci prepares to step down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the end of the year, the leading immunologist faced derision on social media over the weekend from tech billionaire and Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
"My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci," Musk tweeted on Sunday. The jibe, shared largely without context, drew support from prominent conservatives such as right-wing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — whose account was reinstated with Musk's decision to end the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy last month, and who has been criticized in the past for her own comments mocking the use of gender pronouns — as well as backlash.
...Twitter has undergone a number of changes since Musk purchased the company this fall and pledged to restore "free speech" on the platform. The ideology has so far resulted in mass layoffs that cut Twitter staff formerly in charge of content moderation, the reinstatement of accounts that were previously banned for violating Twitter's conduct rules, the release of purported data claiming to reveal the site's "blacklists," which he calls the Twitter Files, and the removal of its COVID misinformation policy. "My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci," Musk tweeted on Sunday. The jibe, shared largely without context, drew support from prominent conservatives such as right-wing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — whose account was reinstated with Musk's decision to end the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy last month, and who has been criticized in the past for her own comments mocking the use of gender pronouns — as well as backlash.
Speaking of the Twitter Files and Anthony Fauci, just a half hour before Musk posted his tweet that outraged the media world he also posted this response tweet that strongly hints at another upcoming set of files that is sure to cause perhaps an even bigger reaction among the Fauci media lovers:
Oh it is coming bigtime …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022
The reaction to the Twitter Covid Files could be so extreme as to smoke out ABC and NBC News into joining CBS News by forcing them to also break out of their Censorship Denialism and mention the previously taboo topic of the Twitter Files.