As you know if you were with us during the week, a whole lot of journalists (especially the Washington Post’s Max Boot) are “frightened” that Elon Musk might take over Twitter and pull back the lever on content moderation. As Salon’s Matthew Rozsa wrote, it would be “a death blow to the free world.” Musk takes over, reinstates Donald Trump’s Twitter account, Trump wins in 2024, and America is plunged into fascism. That seems to be the biggest fear among liberals: that Trump will be allowed back on Twitter to say whatever he wants.
This is a clip from 2017, but it’s going around again in the wake of Musk’s offer to buy Twitter. Brzezinski and crew fret over Donald Trump undermining the media and making an end-run around cable news. He could “control exactly what people think” — “which is our job,” Brzezinski adds.
“He can actually control what people think, and that is our job…”
Listen up, useful idiots… pic.twitter.com/wnCyMyYSCG
— Jim Benson (@jmbenson1491) July 7, 2021
The media actually said it out loud. 😂😂😂 And that’s our job…. pic.twitter.com/KEWVTO1ddX
— Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) April 16, 2022
Finally, some transparency in the media.
— Matthew Loop (@matthewloop) April 16, 2022
They said the quiet part out loud
— mayoman🦜🍍 (@mayoman400) April 16, 2022
That’s an incredible statement. She actually thinks it’s her job
— Adam Isley (@adam_isley) April 16, 2022
How arrogant are these people?
— Andrew Denney (@1219ddenney) April 16, 2022
This is a 2017 clip about Trump, idiot
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 15, 2022
Oh well OK then nothing to see here, right?
— Jeffrey Lenhart (@jeffrey_lenhart) April 16, 2022
You are MOST DEFINITELY missing the point.
— Ape Lincoln (@K0ba_bad_Ap3) April 15, 2022
So you don’t disagree with the substance of what she said? Is that the job of media? Does it boil down to that they hate competition?
— C.Anderson (@CAnders06788165) April 16, 2022
Trying to pretend to be stupid enough to miss the point isn’t helping you, but I guess it works on your viewers
— Primary (@Primary) April 16, 2022
These journalists stick together, that’s for sure. They freaked out when they found out Joe Rogan had a bigger audience than they did and now they’re doing it again.
Brian Stelter still can’t figure out why people trust Joe Rogan more than ‘real newsrooms like CNN,’ but he knows it’s a big, big problem https://t.co/fJ2lEe7C5j
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 1, 2022