Elon Musk, fresh off of his purchase of Twitter, had a simple but effective message for an MSNBC hack throwing a fit that he supports free speech for all.
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan, who never turned down a slander too outrageous to describe Republicans, all but outright called them Neo-Nazis on Monday. Watch:
“If [the “neo-Nazi faction” of the GOP expands in Nov.], we may look back on this… as a pivotal moment, when a petulant and not-so-bright billionaire casually bought one of the most influential messaging machines and just handed it to the far-right,” Hasan claimed.
Hasan also misleadingly argued that the far-left and the far-right represent ‘asymetric polarization’ because the far left purportedly wants to give Americans ‘free [sic] healthcare’ and ‘free [sic] childcare’ while the far right wants to give Americans ‘white supremacy’ and ‘no democracy.’
He also went on to argue that the nation is at an ‘unspeakably dangerous moment’ because the ‘pro-QAnon’ and ‘pro-Neo-Nazi’ wing is expected to “expand dramatically.” Hasan also claimed that Donald Trump is poised to ‘re-seize’ executive power — an unmistakable insinuation that his presidency was illegitimate.
The MSNBC host also argued that this past week, when Elon Musk took a big step towards purchasing Twitter, may be a ‘pivotal moment,’ because a ‘petulant’ and ‘not-so-bright billionaire’ casually bought ‘one of the world’s most influential messaging machines.’
Elon Musk. ‘Not-so-bright’? Let’s see Mehdi Hasan build rockets that can go into outer space and land them again. Then he can talk about Musk’s intellect.
More importantly, you see what this is really about: The hard left, like Mehdi Hasan, look at Twitter and other Big Tech platforms as “messaging machines” for the Democratic Party, and not a free speech forum where Americans debate ideas and display actual “democracy.”
Hasan also directly insults Republicans whose veteran family members fought and killed Nazis in Europe, some of them dying in attacks such as the D-Day invasion, essentially spitting on their graves by implying they support a neo-Nazi ideology. This is rich given that Hasan has displayed Nazi-like dehumanizing tendencies by comparing non-Muslims to cattle.
Elon Musk, for his part, ‘dropped the mic’ by dismissing Hasan with a simple phrase:
“NBC basically saying Republicans are Nazis…,” Musk said, adding, “Same org that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early & killed it & built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people.”
Musk also fired off a snarky retort to a story involving Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous madame Ghislaine Maxwell.
Hey, why are they already writing my suicide story!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2022
Keep your head on a swivel, Elon.
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