Hot Takes: Wahmbulance on Standby for Brian Stelter, Others Over Twitter Deal With Elon Musk

Hot Takes: Wahmbulance on Standby for Brian Stelter, Others Over Twitter Deal With Elon Musk
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As we reported earlier, Twitter has just announced in a press release that “it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion.”

“Upon completion of the transaction,” they wrote, “Twitter will become a privately held company.”

The news comes after several weeks of a very public back and forth between Musk and the popular social media platform, starting when he brought enough shares to become the largest shareholder in Twitter, him being appointed to the board of directors a couple of days later and then backing out of it, him then making the mega-billion dollar offer shortly thereafter, Twitter invoking the “poison pill” in an effort to stop him, and now this.

Not surprisingly, Twitter leftists are now more fauxtraged than they ever have been over the possibility that Musk will take full ownership of Twitter, and now that the deal appears to be just about done, the wailing and gnashing of teeth has commenced accordingly, with CNN’s media hall monitor Brian Stelter, woke NBC News “reporter” Ben Collins, and failed 2004 Democrat candidate for president Howard Dean all among those going all stompy feet in response:

Calls for Musk to lift the ban on former President Donald Trump are among the requests being thrown out there from the conservative side of Twitter, with others urging Musk to, among other things, undo the suspensions on popular right-wing Twitter accounts like The Babylon Bee, which hasn’t been allowed to tweet since mid-March because they won’t delete a tweet to a story they wrote about how they picked transgender woman Rachel Levine โ€” the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health โ€” as their “Man of the Year” after the USA Today declared Levine one of their “Women of the Year.”

In early April, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon said on his Twitter feed that Musk “reached out to us before he polled his followers about Twitter’s commitment to free speech. He wanted to confirm that we had, in fact, been suspended. He even mused on that call that he might need to buy Twitter. Now he’s the largest shareholder and has a seat on the board.”

And maybe owner, too, assuming the reported deal goes through. As always, stay tuned.

Related: Substack Takes Delicious Swipe at Panicked Twitter Employees Who Are Fretting About Elon Musk

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