Posted by Curt on 26 April, 2022 at 10:39 am. 5 comments already!


by Kevin Tober title via Ed Driscoll

In one of the most ironic and oblivious things that have ever been said on MSNBC, leftist host of The Beat, Ari Melber complained in a lengthy monologue about Tesla CEO Elon Musk buying Twitter, and actually worried that Musk could shadowban and censor the Democratic Party’s candidates in the upcoming midterm elections without anyone knowing. It’s as if Melber has been living on another planet for the past five or so years because conservatives have been censored constantly under Twitter’s current leadership.
Melber started off by attempting to convince his audience that they should care about Elon Musk owning Twitter, “I’m just telling you this thing matters a ton. The world’s richest person who is very good at accumulating wealth and power thinks this is worth spending tens of billions of dollars on because frankly he thinks it’s that valuable and he thinks it may help him,” Melber said urgently.
He then broadened his focus beyond Musk or even former President Donald Trump because “they are symptoms of the world we’re living in where technology has outpaced any of our ability to deal with it.”

Continuing his whining, Melber lectured that “if you are a democracy like the United States that used to regulate media ownership and say Rupert Murdoch can’t have too many local TV stations and newspapers in one town, they have laws for that are still on the books.” He then suggested that Congress should limit whether someone should be able to own all of Twitter.
If you own all of Twitter or Facebook,” Melber prefaced by saying, “You don’t even have to be transparent. You could secretly ban one party’s candidate or all of its candidates, all of its nominees.” 
Apparently having no self-awareness or sense of irony at all, he continued his laughable speculation: “or you could just secretly turn down the reach of their stuff, and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not even find out until after the election.”  
Melber said this despite the fact that Musk has specifically stated that he sought to purchase Twitter because he wants to return the platform to respect free speech.

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