“The legacy media should worry about its reputation. We have only just begun.”
The liberal media seems to have only two speeds regarding the TwitterFiles. They are either ignoring it outright or sneering at it in contempt.
They fancy themselves as brave truth-tellers, speaking truth to power, but this information threatens their team.
It’s why Elon Musk has almost become a stand-in for the contempt they previously reserved for Trump.
The great thing about Musk is that he often pushes back.
FOX News reports:
Elon Musk calls out ‘legacy media’ and ‘corporate journalism’: ‘We have only just begun’
Billionaire and Twitter CEO Elon Musk slammed “corporate journalism” and “legacy media” in separate tweets about the response to the Twitter Files and claims that his reputation is in trouble.
“Why is corporate journalism rushing to defend the state instead of the people?” Musk wrote Tuesday in response to a tweet about a Substack post headlined “In Response to the Twitter Files, Establishment Media Rushes to Defend the FBI,” written by Leighton Woodhouse.
Musk has released several installments of the Twitter Files through independent journalists such as Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi.
A recent installment detailed the coordination between Twitter and government agencies went way beyond the FBI.
Musk said in the same thread that he was “open” to the idea of purchasing the Substack platform in response to a tweet from Wall Street Silver, who asked if Twitter should purchase Substack and connect the two platforms.
“Twitter plus Substack creates instantly massive competition for obsolete legacy corporate media,” the account said.
Musk on Wednesday also responded to a clip posted by CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and called out “legacy media.”
In the clip, Axios reporter Hope King said that Musk’s reputation was “in danger.”
“All of the macro conditions are against his favor. Market-share for $TSLA is down year-over-year. His reputation with Twitter is impacting his reputation when it comes to all of his companies,” she said.
See the exchange below:
The legacy media should worry about its reputation. We have only just begun.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2022
This is why some people in the liberal media are already pushing a narrative about Musk being an operative of Russia and Putin. We have seen this movie before.
From the Daily Beast:
Russia Celebrates Turning Elon Musk Into a Useful Idiot
On Monday, former Russian President and current Vladimir Putin stooge Dmitry Medvedev issued a flurry of outlandish predictions on his personal Twitter account.
Among them: a Fourth Reich will be created in Europe; there will be a war between France and said Fourth Reich; Poland and Hungary will attack and occupy western regions of Ukraine; civil war will break out in the U.S., which would then split up, with Elon Musk emerging as a president; the E.U. will collapse; the International Monetary Fund would cease to exist; and all stock markets and financial activities will leave Europe and the U.S. and move to Asia.
The so-called forecast made waves in the international media, and earned a response from Twitter boss Musk, who called Medvedev’s ramblings “an epic thread.” True to form, Musk later suggested he was trolling. But candid discussions by Russian pundits suggest Medvedev’s posts were merely a crude plot designed to pollute the Western info-space with narratives of the Kremlin’s choosing—in other words, a troll of his own.
And while it may have been tongue in cheek, Musk’s initial response prompted Russian talking heads to conclude that this info-mission was successfully accomplished.
Why is the media so interested in discrediting Musk?
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