RedState Weekly Briefing: Elon and The Babylon Bee Make Twitter Fun Again

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#1 – The One Person Elon Musk Won’t Allow Back on Twitter — by Teri Christoph 

The news surrounding Elon Musk and his takeover of Twitter seems to change by the hour. Last night, it was liberal journalists — but I repeat myself — with their hair on fire over what they thought was the impending shutdown of the site. A site, it should be noted, that they considered their personal sandbox before Elon came along and peed in it. Many Twitter Circles were formed so they could cry it out together; some channeled their inner teenage girl and dramatically announced their departure for other platforms … only to find those other platforms were laborious to navigate and not nearly as much fun as Twitter.

Twitter, of course, did not shut down overnight and many journos and their leftist politico friends look a bit foolish today.


Steve and Timpani visit Buc-ees. (Credit: the Babylon Bee)

#2 – WATCH: Hilarious Babylon Bee Take as Californians Discover the Wonder of Buc-ees — by Nick Arama

But then, having tasted freedom, diving all in — even with Buc-ees attire — we’re left with a cliffhanger, as Steve wonders if they’ve gone too far, if — gasp — they should return to California.

Now I can understand this couple, having fled from a blue state to Texas myself and discovering Buc-ees. I confess after marveling over the jerky and the brisket sandwiches I did buy a Buc-ees t-shirt, although I didn’t go to the degree that Steve and Timpani did. But it’s quite something to see the difference where you are “welcome in” at Buc-ees, as opposed to my former blue state where you would be treated with quiet disdain that you bothered a clerk’s telephone time.



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#3 – Elon Blows Apart Liberal Myth on Ferguson, Makes It Even Better With Big Vow for Twitter — by Nick Arama

How dare Musk post the truth! That fiend! The cop didn’t just claim it was in self-defense, the evidence and the investigations supported that it was. Gizmodo knows that, but they still want to pump the anger, rather than the truth.

But liberals don’t want the truth and that’s what Musk has truly been showing with his takeover of Twitter.

Musk made another comment about how much the world’s conversation had been distorted by Twitter which shows he truly gets it. This is why the left is so mad, that they could spread all the radical narrative across the world when they had control but now they can’t. And Elon vowed he’s going to stop that “thumb on the scale.”


Ghislaine Maxwell
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#4 – Judge Unseals Docs on Epstein Associates, One Big Name Already Revealed — by Nick Arama

One of the continuing questions about the case of Jeffrey Epstein has been the question of his associates and why haven’t more of those names leaked out. In a society where we’re seeing all kinds of leaks in other matters, this case seems to have had certain information kept far too close to the vest when it would serve the public interest that it be out there. We know some of the names because of public accusations including against people like Prince Andrew.

However, now dozens of documents related to his associates are going to be made public because of a ruling on Friday made by Judge Loretta Preska. Preska is a federal judge in the Southern District of New York. The documents were part of a defamation case brought by one of the victims, Virginia Giuffre, against Ghislaine Maxwell that was later settled. The documents have been released in batches based on requests from the media. There are 16 “Non-Party Does” who objected and Preska ruled on Friday on the documents related to eight people, ruling that some of them could be released because the public’s right to know outweighed the alleged privacy interests.



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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#5 – AOC Attacks Elon and Trump With Misinfo, Gets Taught a Lesson With Twitter Fact-Check — by Nick Arama 

Democrats have been all-in on the concept of going after people/banning people for “misinformation” on social media. Except, of course, when it comes to themselves. Democrats and the liberal media are a constant font of lies and disinformation. Yet, they virtually never hold themselves to account.

Case in point — the left-wing meltdown happening on Twitter because Elon Musk said he wanted to have “free speech,” and that everyone should have a say in the “town square” that Twitter has become. Some liberals have fled for other sites. Others are still there, grousing about how horrible it is that liberals might no longer control everything.

But the thought that Musk might let President Donald Trump back on the site inflamed “She Who Is Constantly Inflamed,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). She responded to Musk’s Twitter poll on Trump with a boatload of misinformation.


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