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Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Elon Musk has become Enemy # 2 for some on the Left.

There are many reasons for this, but at its foundation, unlike many of his corporate peers, Musk does not toe the progressive narrative. Even though he has done more than any other American (and I do mean anyone) to improve the environment via the popularization of EVs, he has crossed the Left by suggesting that free speech is a good thing (who knew?) and has acquired the Left's most powerful communication and censorship organ, Twitter, to do so.

Musk is a billionaire, and as multimillionare socialist, Bernie Sanders (a man who has never built anything or created a single private sector job) will tell you, he doesn't pay his "fair share." Of course, he did pay $11 billion in taxes last year, more than any other American in history, but we can't bother sanctimonious progressives like Bernie with facts, can we?

And now, as Musk works to make Twitter a true public forum, unburdened by biased censorship, shadow banning, and other partisan actions that made it a democratic PAC, the Left has put a Target on Elon Musk's back. Consider this exchange between an unnamed reporter and Joe Biden, taken from the official White House transcript:

Q ... Mr. President, do you think Elon Musk is a threat to U.S. national security? And should the U.S. — and with the tools you have — investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments, which include the Saudis?

THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.) I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at. Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that it wor- — worth being looked at. And — and — but that’s all I’ll say.

Q ... How?

THE PRESIDENT: There’s a lot of ways.

Because Joe Biden was unscripted and therefore his normal cognitively-disabled self, the left-leaning media and commentariate just smiled ... but the exchange isn't funny. Biden's handlers have a not-so-subtle authoritarian streak, and when a sitting president suggests that someone he doesn't like should be investigated (by the FBI?, the congress?) it's ominous.* It's also infuriating, because there is more than a little evidence that Biden himself has been influenced by foreign governments (think: Hunter's laptop).

James Freeman comments on the exchange:

Sunshine is especially needed here because with those words President Joe Biden is encouraging his executive branch to investigate Twitter’s new owner. It happens that this new owner is determined not to repeat Twitter’s disgraceful censorship of the New York Post’s accurate 2020 reporting on Biden family enrichment schemes.

Were government actors behind the 2020 social media blackout?

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the FBI approached Facebook warning the platform about “Russian propaganda” ahead of the bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story leading up to the 2020 presidential election. 

Freeman suggests that the new GOP House take a hard look at the FBI's partisan involvement in that case and many others during the Trump era. It's about time some "sunshine" be let into the murky word of government encouraged and or sponsored authoritarian censorship and retribution that has been the norm for the past six years.


* In fact, didn't a similar allegation have something to do with the impeachment of Biden's predecessor?