Elon Musk calls Twitter's Hunter Biden laptop censorship 'incredibly inappropriate'

Obliviax

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I suspect that the last straw for Elon was when the democrats started calling him a billionaire ripping off poor people and not paying taxes.

  1. dude literally invented an entirely new class of vehicle with dozens of never seen before capabilities
  2. dude invented a way to make electric cars main-stream which makes massive strides in lowering our carbon footprint (they say)
  3. dude opened up an entirely new frontier in space
  4. has done this using a ton of different legislated tax breaks to invest in 1, 2 & 3
  5. As it started up, dude took no income so he didn't pay income tax
  6. last year, he paid $17B in taxes, the largest individual tax bill paid in one year in history.
For making massive societal advancements and using benefits that senators doled out, those same senators lambasted him on twitter and in various media outlets as a vicious selfish billionaire. When he tried to defend himself, the media outlets gave him no voice and he saw twitter strangling voices that defended him.

Finally, he saw that his only single opportunity to have a voice to fight the media cabal was to buy Twitter and balance it. So that is what he did.
 

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Here is Saagar talking about this on todays Breaking Points. (Saagar wrote the tweet that Elon Musk replied too.) He gets into details about how the media reacted to this and it is yet one more underline on the reasons so many people distrust the media.


Also, here is the Rogan podcast to which Saagar is referring. This is from 2018 or 2019, before the pandemic. If you want to see something interesting, watch from 7:30 to 7:42. They ask Gadde point blank if Twitter would ban anti-vax contents. Gadde says no. Again, this is before the pandemic and the time when vaccines became politicized. Twitter started banning anti-vax stuff not because it was against Twitter's rules but because it became political.

 
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