Elon Musk recently found himself in the market for a quality social media network at an affordable price. And on Monday, the word went forth to the masses: the world’s richest man will purchase Twitter for a modest $44 billion and change (provided the party poopers at the SEC don’t muck up the deal).
And oh, there was weeping and gnashing of teeth from our hyper-emotional friends on the left. There were threats to leave! Accounts were deleted (and reinstated several hours later). Director and complex carbohydrate lover Rob Reiner fretted that the dreaded “orange man bad” would rise up like a political Lazarus in 2024 and seize control of the White House once again.
Naturally, there were the usual complaints that Musk was using his extraordinary wealth to purchase a company instead of buying the entire global population sodas and sandwiches.
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King put forth the totally reasonable assertion that Musk’s purchase of Twitter was racist.
“At its root, Elon Musk wanting to purchase Twitter is not about left vs right. It’s about white power,” King wrote.
“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin announced Tuesday that Musk’s takeover would only benefit “predominantly straight white men.”
And then there was Senator and 1/1,204th Native American Elizabeth Warren who labeled Musk’s purchase of Twitter “dangerous to Democracy” and called for a “wealth tax.”
But it was the White House that truly set new standards in panic at the prospect of Musk’s ‘fundamental transformation’ of Twitter. Hammer and Nigel have the best audio highlights in the clip below.