Is the left freaking out about the fact that Elon Musk is going to buy Twitter, at least if the bot issue gets settled?
Yes, yes it is. And that meltdown, being as it is of epic proportions, has given a few geniuses all the latitude they need to mock the left for freaking out so much over Musk buying an app to bring back free speech.
Or, as Louder with Crowder described the situation and resulting hilarity:
Not since an anonymous legend reimagined a Budweiser commercial to tell Joe Biden to go f*ck himself have I been so impressed with one man’s handiwork. The deity or deities of content smiled down upon us this week and delivered unto us Elon Musk’s attempted purchase of Twitter and the glorious meltdowns that resulted from one man’s impulse buy. One hero saw those meltdowns and felt what the company needed was a commercial that encapsulated the “culture” at the bird app we’ve been hearing so much about. Here’s what he came up with.
And here that is (warning: it’s pretty awesome):
Twitter's new ad is 🔥 pic.twitter.com/R8W6URKADd
— SOMETHiNG WiCKED (@som3thingwicked) April 15, 2022
For reference, here are the videos of the screaming SJW (from Trump’s inauguration), and the original Geico ad that this Twitter ad was based on:
As a reminder, Elon, when giving a statement about his purchase of the social media giant to the SEC, simply said it was about free speech and unlocking value in the company. In his words:
Chairman of the Board,
I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy.
However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.
As a result, I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began investing in Twitter and a 38% premium over the day before my investment was publicly announced. My offer is my best and final offer and if it is not accepted, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder.
Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it.
That hardly sounds like the ramblings of a madman or evil genius, much less someone deserving of such a leftist freakout as has resulted from his purchase. Rather, it just sounds like Elon respects free speech and the 1st Amendment and wants to make money off the company while also preserving a forum open to the free flow of ideas online.
But the left can’t handle that (predictably), so it’s freaking out, losing its collective mind over the idea that speech might be free online once more, that the censorship regime that protects their candidates could be coming to an end. Thank goodness for Elon, he knows how to trigger them almost as well as the left does!