Not surprisingly, a whole lot of people have had a heckuva lot to say about Twitter announcing in a press release Monday 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.”
In general, conservatives by far have been the most excited and receptive to the news, while the meltdowns from Twitter woketivists, mainstream media “journalists,” and Twitter employees alike have been pretty predictable and, quite frankly, hilarious, especially when you consider their previous advice to conservatives about how they should just “start their own platform” if they didn’t like the way Twitter treated them.
Also weighing in on the Musk/Twitter news have been Republican and Democrat politicians alike. I must say that the “concerns” expressed by Congressional Democrats about the deal are pretty telling, especially considering how Twitter unabashedly carried Joe Biden’s water in 2020 to the point they even censored stories critical of him, like the one from the New York Post on the Hunter Biden laptop emails that broke just a few weeks before Election Day. Some post-election reports indicated that their suppression of the story helped Biden.
But in perhaps the least self-aware tweet of all time – and if not, certainly a top-five contender, House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff expressed his worry to Elon Musk that Musk’s “personal views will stop the fight against disinformation on social media”:
Here’s my take on the world’s richest man buying Twitter:
He makes a great car and rocket.
But I’m concerned his personal views will stop the fight against disinformation on social media.
The problem on Twitter hasn’t been too much content moderation – it’s too much hate.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 27, 2022
That the undisputed king of disinformation and the suppression of facts that are inconvenient to Democrat narratives expressed such a “concern” was not lost on Twitter users, including The Federalist’s Sean Davis, who cleaned Schiff’s clock in response:
You fabricated text messages from Jim Jordan. You lied about Russian collusion. You fabricated emails from Don Jr. You are the last person on earth who should be whining about “disinformation.” YOU are the biggest source of disinformation in the country. https://t.co/HUVmj5gOQu
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 27, 2022
As of this writing, there are over 1,500 quote RTs, and just about every one I read included responses that made similar points.
Every time Schiff opens his mouth, I think back to this devasting clip of Devin Nunes torpedoing him while sitting next to him during the televised November 2019 impeachment inquiry hearings, detailing all the different ways SchiffCo. lied to the American people – and fabricated “evidence” – about Trump/Russia collusion. For those who missed it or who enjoy watching it as much as I do, click below:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 15, 2019
Schiff doesn’t give a damn about disinformation. What he’s really “concerned” about here, of course, is that the muzzle on conservatives and conservative-leaning news outlets will be lifted courtesy of Musk, allowing for sunlight, balance, and truth to come out. In fact, that already appears to be happening. That this terrifies Democrats and “reporters” more than anything else tells us everything we need to know about them, with none of it being good.