Elon Musk is having a heck of a good time with his new toy, Twitter. How he has the time to come up with genius tweets while running multiple businesses is beyond me, but somehow he finds it. He was at it again Friday, brutally mocking seven Democrat senators who wrote a letter to the FTC demanding an investigation into Twitter’s practices since Elon took over.
Musk fired back:
Elon is pointing out in a way that words alone can’t that the Democrats are hypocritical for whining and raving about Twitter while ignoring a real scandal–the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, and the tens of millions donated to their coffers by its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried. As my colleague Nick Arama reported, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters was asked if Dems who received campaign cash from FTX should give it back. Waters: “Well, I don’t want to get into that.”
Right. I can see why you don’t, Maxine.
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As mentioned, seven Democrat senators sent a letter on Thursday to the Federal Trade Commission claiming that Twitter was acting in disregard of its users and demanding that the FTC investigate the company. Talk about intimidation tactics. But they certainly haven’t been as loud about Bankman-Fried.
The list of senators consists of the usual suspects–Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, Richard Blumenthal, Dianne Feinstein, Ben Ray Lujan, Cory Booker, and Robert Menendez. Question: did Dianne Feinstein actually know what she was signing?
Lots of folks–including one of my favorite writers during the pandemic, author and vax critic Alex Berenson–have been extremely critical of Musk since he took over the Twitterverse, but I have found his new leadership utterly refreshing for one reason: comedy. He’s been on a roll lately, and his tweets are the most priceless since Donald Trump was banned. Here are a couple of his best since taking over.
My favorite, though, is still this exchange with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
While Mr. Musk has turned out to have a penchant for comedy, and could probably have a career in that business should his billions somehow disappear, he also makes more important points. The FTX scandal is shaping up to be much worse than the 2007 Enron collapse, and Democrats’ hands are looking extremely dirty at this point. We’d be much better served if they’d focus on investigating the structural collapse of an industry of which they had oversight–and from which they took tens of millions of dollars–than they would be trying to get the FTC to censor free speech on Elon Musk’s Twitter.
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