Give Elon Musk a Chance at Twitter
WASHINGTON — It did not take the richest man in the world long to find himself in trouble with the American media. Elon Musk bought Twitter in October for $44 billion, and in no time found himself in the doghouse with the press for suspending writers from CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. What was the cause of this imbroglio?
NBC Reporter 'Benched' for Excessive Animus Toward Elon Musk
Semafor's Max Tani reported NBC News has temporarily "benched" their "disinformation" reporter Ben Collins from on-air appearances after finding his rhetorical bombing of Twitter owner Elon Musk was "not editorially appropriate." Several MSNBC hosts defended Collins as great on their shows Friday and Saturday.
NYT's Sudden Concern Over Free Speech as Twitter Suspends Journos
New York Times media reporter Michael Grynbaum reacted overdramatically to new Twitter owner Elon Musk briefly suspending journalists from the platform for "doxxing" his private plane and his family. Yes, after years of bans on conservative accounts and deletion of conservative content by social media behemoths Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, suddenly it’s a “free speech and online…
Aiding and Abetting: Nets Ignore Second Batch of Twitter Files
On Thursday night, journalist Bari Weiss released the second batch of the Twitter Files that showed unequivocally that Twitter has not only blacklisted conservative and opposing views, but lied repeatedly to the world about shadowbanning. Not surprisingly, the major broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC censored this story from their flagship Friday morning shows and continued to purposefully…
Musk Suggests He’ll Make Information on Biden Laptop Censorship Public
Twitter owner Elon Musk announced that files on “free speech suppression” at Twitter will soon be made public, which could include information related to the platform’s sordid censorship of the 2020 Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
Editor’s Pick: National Review Takes Blowtorch to Pro-Censorship Media
Writing Sunday for our friends at National Review, senior writer Charles C.W. Cooke provided another scalding evisceration of the liberal media that have become modern-day Stasi agents meting out punishment for undesirable opinions and “zealous obscurantists staffing would-be censorship agencies” and thus having moved beyond previous self-centered descriptors as “firefighters,” “mediators,”…
WATCH: Ramaswamy Schools Rich CNBC Libs Over Free Speech
Woke Inc. author Vivek Ramaswamy crushed CNBC hosts for railing against freedom of speech in what turned out to be a heated debate — even a two-on-one cage match — over a basic Constitutional right.
Why the Legacy Media Is Panicked About Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover
It has now been a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter, and the wailing and gnashing of teeth is still audible across the legacy media landscape. In one sense, that's rather shocking: Why, precisely, should members of the media be so apoplectic about a billionaire taking over a social media company from other millionaires, pledging to loosen restrictions on dissemination of speech? In…
NYT’s Deluded Social-Media Censor Frets Musk Twitter on Side of Thugs
New York Times technology reporter Kevin Roose, who consistently uses his column to nudge social media enterprises toward anti-conservative censorship, had a leftist take on entrepreneur and free-speech advocate Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, in Sunday’s edition: “Pivot for Twitter: The ‘People’s Tool’ Has Now Become a Mogul’s Toy.” The online headline was even more hostile,…
Conservative Twitter Accounts Report Thousands of New Followers
Conservative Twitter accounts have reported gaining thousands of new followers after Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased the platform last week.
NY Times Front Page Excoriates GOP’s ‘Incendiary…Devil Terms’ Language
An elaborately presented New York Times Sunday front-page story introduced the paper’s study condemning the “devil” language of Republican politicians, under the surprisingly moralistic headline “For Trump’s Backers in Congress, ‘Devil Terms’ Help Rally Voters,” brought to you by “investigative reporters” Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Steve Eder. Once again “election deniers” are in…
Again? NYT Page One 'Disinfo' Dud Digs Up Disinfo-Board Czar Jankowicz
The New York Times front page on Friday sounded a familiar refrain on the perils of conservative “disinformation” in “Exploding Online, Disinformation Is Now a Fixture of U.S. Politics.” But beyond the latest tiresome rehash that reporters Steven Lee Myers and Sheera Frenkel made of what former President Trump is now spouting on his social media platform, the piece also relied on the…
Dan Abrams: Kanye’s Anti-Semitism Meant to ‘Create Right-Wing Brand’
In an appearance with Chris Cuomo on NewsNation on Monday, singer Kanye “Ye” West doubled down on anti-Semitic comments about what he called “the Jewish underground media mafia.” But in the following hour, during his eponymous show, host Dan Abrams suggested that West’s disgusting comments and interest in buying the social media company Parler were strategic movies to “create a right-wing…