Update: Based Week Gets Even Better as Elon Musk Confirms He Gets It

Update: Based Week Gets Even Better as Elon Musk Confirms He Gets It
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As we previously reported, Elon Musk, the presumptive new owner of Twitter, seemed to acknowledge on the social media platform Tuesday he understood that most of the opposition to the “definitive agreement” deal with him announced by Twitter for the sale of the operation on Monday came from people who were triggered over his previous statements where he criticized the ideologically-driven suppression of speech, the latter of which was a tactic Twitter routinely engaged in as part of the “rules” they set for users of their service.

“The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all,” he tweeted, before following up by explaining that “By ‘free speech,’ I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law.”

Later, he criticized Twitter for their suspension of the New York Post’s Twitter account in October 2020 for their reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop emails, calling the move “obviously incredibly inappropriate.”

However, one thing we hadn’t seen from Musk is any signal that he understood the right’s complaints about the left in terms of how Twitter’s rules were one-sided and most often were used to punish right-wing Twitter accounts over ideological disagreements and alleged “harassment” while routinely letting left-wing accounts off the hook. A quick search of Musk’s tweets going back a year or so showed that the only time he’s mentioned the words “left” and “right” in a political context was in this tweet from a week ago:

I can’t find any mention of the terms in a political context in news clippings, either.

But on Wednesday, Musk caused more liberal tears to flow and conservatives to cheer even louder when he confirmed he was aware of the gross political imbalance that existed on the platform he is set to take over assuming the deal goes through, posting a spot-on meme of independent journalist and YouTuber Tim Pool and Twitter’s “top lawyer” Vijaya Gadde – who reportedly “cried” during a meeting at Twitter HQ this week – going round and round in circles during a March 2019 episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast about Twitter’s left-wing bias:

The quotes in the meme Musk shared weren’t exact – they are paraphrases, but that was the gist of what happened during the show, as you’ll see from the below clip:

Between this and the confirmation that Twitter was indeed engaging in shadowbanning – a maddening practice I indicated in a prior piece that Musk should immediately set right, I don’t know how this week can get any better – but I’m holding out hope, because we’ve still got three full days to go. 😉

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