Elon Musk is totally OK with China and Russia using Twitter for propaganda. It’s only the American left that he thinks needs to have its power checked. #ElonMusk #StateMedia #TwitterDeathWatch
Wokeservatism is the collection of grievances about perceived bias, perceived lack of representation and perceived suppression of their identities. And it is the dominant form of conservatism in the US.
After embarrassing herself by not being able to define woke after writing a book about work, Ms Mandel provided a definition. But I think she defines what I call wokeservatism.
The right wing style of messaging was to make bold unsupported claims, assume (correctly) that the media can be bullied into repeating it and cry censorship if anyone challenges or checks it. But recently, this has stopped working.
Freedom is not being taken away from white men-dignity is no longer being withheld from women, from people of color and from the LGBT community.
What would Old Matt think of a journalist that was handed a pile of documents from the owner of a company (Elon Musk) who then asked the journalist to write a story based on those cherry picked documents?
At some point someone is going to chisel a hole into Elon Musk’s ego that is just large enough to slide a spreadsheet through. And Elon will look at the numbers. Wide eyed. And in an exasperated voice Mr. Musk will ask “you mean we need those libtard snowflakes to be happy for Twitter to be worth anything?”
There is a feedback loop between right wing media hosts telling the base only what they want to hear and the base only listening to media that tells them what they want to hear.
The Washington Post recently published an article on the newest Right wing conspiracy, WRT. White replacement theory. Last December, the Associated Press and NORC conducted a large national poll examining conspiratorial ideas including this one. They found that nearly half of Republicans agree to at least some extent with the idea that there’s a deliberate… Continue reading Defunding versus Replacing: why are they being covered so differently?
I think people on both the left and right are getting Elon’s Twitter purchase wrong. If you ignore what Elon is saying and focus on how Elon actually acts on Twitter-it’s pretty clear that what he wants is a Twitter where people with Blue Checks are free to say any crap they want; as long… Continue reading Elon Musk is building his own safe space.