“RIP Twitter” and other idiotic liberal responses to Musk’s social media smackdowns

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For a supposedly dead or dying social media platform, Twitter is doing RIP roaringly well.

CEO Elon Musk is perhaps the liveliest part of that. Owning Twitter hasn’t dulled his online persona one bit. Over the weekend, he denounced the New York Times as “basically just boring with far-left brainwashing on this issue.” (“AF” is online abbreviation for as f—.) Musk also used a giggling emoji to mock UKTN for its brief Twitter hiatus due to so-called “security issues.”

And he messed around again with New York Democrat and “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AOC tweeted, “Shout out to all the workers at Twitter,” for building “an essential place for connection.”

Musk replied sarcastically, “You’re welcome.”

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That was just the beginning. He also helped a few known, banned accounts play Lazarus. Prominent accounts returning from the dead include Canadian academic Jordan Peterson, Christian satire site The Babylon Bee, and the most recent member of the ex-Presidents, Donald Trump.

Here are three silly or entertaining responses to the goings-on on Twitter:

1. The killer bee

Musk saving Twitter from censorship has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with the Babylon Bee. The Bee, one of the funniest sites on the internet, was shut down by the old guard on Twitter because Biden’s transgender deputy health secretary Rachel Levine was awarded “Man of the Year.” This followed USA Today unironically calling Levine one of its “women of the year”.

Twitter has suspended the Bee. “Westworld” actress Talulah Riley, Musk’s ex-wife twice (yes, twice.) texted him and told him about the “suspension,” noting, “Why has everyone become so puritanical?” She asked if he wanted to “buy Twitter and turn it into radical free speech.”

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I doubt most people send Christmas cards to their ex-wives. Far fewer buy $44 billion companies on their proposal. But Musk did just that.

Wall Street Journal film critic Kyle Smith tweeted that (spoiler alert!), “Banning the Babylon Bee turned out to be just as sensible as killing John Wick’s dog.” If you haven’t seen the action/thriller movie “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves or its three upcoming sequels, imagine PETA with Liam Neeson’s “very specific skills” and you’re on the right track. away.

2. Not dead yet

We’ve all heard the Mark Twain quote, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” While the comment itself is a misquote, it is correct for Twitter. Prominent journalists and news outlets are explaining Twitter’s death because their friends who worked there either bought out or were fired.

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It’s not really analysis, it’s the closest thing to the prayer of the left. They hope that a divine presence, perhaps Gaia, steps in and causes Twitter to shut down. And the more they talk about it, the more they hope to drive away advertisers and turn Musk into a billionaire who fails.

Here are some current headlines from the news media:

*Washington Post: “Musk calls engineers to Twitter headquarters as millions await platform collapse”;

* Vanity Fair: “Twitter is dying and I’m not feeling very well myself”;

*The Atlantic: “How Elon Musk Could Actually Kill Twitter”;

*Guardian UK “Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major World Cup crash, insider says”;

*New York Times: “How to Prepare for Life After Twitter.”

And this is a UKTN tweet that sounds the same: “Death is in the air on Twitter.”

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It was the same on the air for MSNBC. Yasmin Vossoughian hosted Nov. 19, and Musk was one of her targets. She explained, “I can’t help but keep thinking, this really is the beginning of the end for Twitter.”

That’s not news. It’s wishful thinking.

3. The Monty Python Solution

Comedy fans will recognize one of the great moments from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which became entrenched as part of Internet culture: “Run away!” That is now the official strategy for angry leftists. They like the idea of ​​Twitter being an organizing platform for their opinions. But they can’t stand the idea of ​​it being an organizing platform for other opinions.

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They flee to new sites. The most popular choice is called Mastodon. It is named after a gregarious mammal that became extinct 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. How appropriate for the left.

UKTN reports that the site has tripled its number to nearly 2 million users. But many do it simply to avoid the social shame of not doing it. Karen Tumulty, a Washington Post columnist and deputy editor of the editorial page, summed it up nicely by tweeting, “Okay. I have a Mastodon handle, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with it.”

NBC News “dystopia” reporter Ben Collins was clearly conflicted. On the one hand, he tweeted about Twitter: “It’s a good website. I’ve met a lot of good friends here, and if it dies, it’s because of one man’s ego.”

On the other hand, he wrote: “Told you so! Bye everyone, bye!”

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Collins is still there.

Musk responded best: “The best people stay, so I’m not worried.”

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