Last night we told the Associated Press that Elon Musk has “he has long used Twitter to attack those who disagree with him”, and the AP apparently thought there was a “fuck” to have in comparing this to why Musk wants to own the social media platform:
Elon Musk boasts that he acquired Twitter to defend free speech. But he has long used the platform to attack those who disagree with him.https://t.co/qhgm1zQOkz
– The Associated Press (@AP) May 11, 2022
Steven Crowder is among those a little baffled by that shot:
– Steven Crowder (@scrowder) May 12, 2022
And so is almost everyone else:
I feel really embarrassed * for * you 🤦🏻♂️
– Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) May 11, 2022
The AP tried so hard.
HEY, @APdo you have a dictionary?
freedom of word
/ ˌFrēdəm əv ˈspēCH /
noun: freedom of speech; Plural name: freedom of speech
1 the right to express any opinion without censorship or restrictions. “the move would further damage free speech in the region”
– Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) May 11, 2022
The fact that someone at the AP thought it was some kind of “gotcha” is pretty surprising.
I see yesterday was Let Your Toddler Run Social Day at the AP https://t.co/QUd1fCaO5K
– Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 12, 2022
– RealMatKoenig (@RealMatKoenig) May 12, 2022
The very definition of a contradictory statement, which shows how lost and pro-censors some aspects of the media👇🏽 https://t.co/QvbDlG4rM1
– Suneel Dhand MD – MedStoic Lifestyle Medicine (@DrSuneelDhand) May 12, 2022
Speaking of contradictions, this part of the AP history (which is also part of the title of the story) is full of irony and unawareness:
But if 50-year-old Musk’s move has clarified anything, this is it thrives on contradiction.
Musk boasts that he acquired Twitter to defend free speech. But he has long used the platform to attack perceived enemies who dare to disagree with him.
He is extremely confident in his own judgment and abilities. But he openly acknowledged the vulnerabilities, revealing his anguish over a breakup in a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone and telling a Saturday Night Live audience last year that he was the show’s first host with the syndrome. Asperger’s.
In this case, the AP saying Musk “lives on contradiction” is a military-grade projection.
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