As billionaire Elon Musk gets closer and closer to actually become the new owner of Twitter, leftists are in an all-out panic over the mere possibility that they won’t be able to control the spigot of information ahead of the November election.
NBC senior reporter Ben Collins said the quiet part out loud Tuesday, as the on-again-off-again deal between Musk and Twitter was reported to be nearing its end with Musk finally agreeing to cough up $44 billion for the social media site.
That takeover, Collins complained, could even have an impact on the election.
“For those of you asking: Yes, I do think this site can and will change pretty dramatically if Musk gets full control over it. No, there is no immediate replacement,” Collins lamented.
“If it gets done early enough, based on the people he's aligned with, yes, it could actually affect midterms,” he added, wringing his virtual hands over the prospect.
For those of you asking: Yes, I do think this site can and will change pretty dramatically if Musk gets full control over it.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) October 4, 2022
No, there is no immediate replacement.
If it gets done early enough, based on the people he's aligned with, yes, it could actually affect midterms.
"If Musk wanted this website to be more like it was in, say, 2017, it would be a site riddled with unchecked political botnets. Those botnets pushed things like Pizzagate into Trending Topics. They were protected "speech" in his halcyon days of Twitter," he added in another post.
Which, if you think about it, makes perfect sense. After all, the ability to control the flow of news and information is a powerful tool, and one that could directly impact - how do leftists phrase it again? - "our democracy" if allowed to run unchecked.
Perhaps Collins is afraid, for instance, that a Twitter run by Musk may squash a politically inconvenient story about a Republican candidate, his crackhead son and their illicit business dealings in corrupt foreign countries. Or run wild with baseless allegations that a Democrat candidate cavorted with Russian oligarchs to win an office, poisoning the well of public opinion.
You know - hypothetically.