Elon Musk mocked Mehdi Hasan and MSNBC after the network host suggested Republicans were expanding their far-right, “pro-neo Nazi” ranks, and the Tesla CEO was poised to hand Twitter over to them.
It was a faux-outrage diatribe that would have made even Joy Reid blush.
Hasan began his ridiculous commentary by saying the far-right is much worse than the far-left in America because conservatives want to “give us white supremacy and no democracy.”
He went on to claim Musk was going to hand Twitter over to the ‘extremists.’
“We are living through an unspeakably dangerous moment. The pro-Qanon, pro-neo-nazi faction is poised to expand dramatically come the midterms. We’re just two years away from Donald Trump very possibly re-seizing executive power,” he lamented.
“If that happens, we may look back on this past week as a pivotal moment, when a petulant, and not-so-bright billionaire casually bought one of the world’s influential messaging machines and just handed it to the far right,” fretted Hasan.
Strange for a TV host to claim that an engineer running multiple groundbreaking companies, including revitalizing the space program, is “not-so-bright,” isn’t it?
NBC’s @mehdirhasan on @elonmusk: “If [the “neo-Nazi faction” of the GOP expands in Nov.], we may look back on this .. as a pivotal moment, when a petulant & not-so-bright billionaire casually bought one of the most influential messaging machines & just handed it to the far-right” pic.twitter.com/bIpiIlFlwR
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 2, 2022
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Elon Musk Slams MSNBC Host Mehdi Hasan
It took Elon all of two tweets to reveal who the ‘not-so-bright’ individual in the Mehdi Hasan/Musk battle of wits is, and he doesn’t work for MSNBC.
First, he fired back that Hasan was essentially equating all Republicans to Nazis.
NBC basically saying Republicans are Nazis …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2022
Then, Musk pointed out that Hasan works for and does the bidding of a network that engaged in numerous coverups that helped benefit Joe Biden, a serial-abusing movie mogul, and disgraced former “Today Show” host.
“Same (organization) that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early [and] killed it [and] built Matt Lauer his rape office,” he tweeted.
“Lovely people,” added Musk.
Same org that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early & killed it & built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2022
The Media Hates Free Speech
Nothing terrifies the media more than the concept of free speech. People being allowed to push back on false narratives and point out that the mainstream media is the most corrupt institution in the nation would seriously jeopardize their monopoly on misinformation.
That’s why journalists like Mehdi Hasan are so worried about a ‘free speech absolutist’ taking over Twitter. And it’s no coincidence that suddenly the Biden administration is setting up what some have referred to as a ‘Ministry of Truth.’
It isn’t the far-right alone they’d like to silence. By equating Republicans to pro-neo Nazi groups, Hasan and his media cohorts are seeking to shut down anybody that isn’t left or far-left.
I love that the NBC clowns think that Elon Musk isn’t paying attention when they lie…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 2, 2022
Indeed, Musk is right with his assessment of Hasan’s network.
MSNBC spent months downplaying the relevancy of Hunter Biden’s laptop, often parroting the false narrative that it was “Russian disinformation.”
Hasan’s colleague, Rachel Maddow, called the laptop story a “smear campaign” against Biden. Another network host, Joe Scarborough, called the story “false.” Joy Reid said attacks on Hunter were “nefarious conspiracy theories.”
The laptop has since been authenticated by several major media outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) May 2, 2022
Musk is also correct about MSNBC and NBC News helping to protect disgraced former film producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein.
And NBC allegedly tried to cover up the Matt Lauer sexual misconduct allegations with “multiple” settlements before eventually having him fired in 2017.
Also the same news outlet that repeated Andrew Cuomo’s spin — verbatim — on air in an effort to help him cover up his sexual harassment / assault problems.
WATCH: The Moment Cuomo Adviser Lis Smith Says MSNBC Anchor Katy Tur Repeated Her ‘Spin’ On Air https://t.co/Bm59Irr6L8
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 2, 2022
Those are the corrupt people most threatened by Elon Musk and his drive to turn Twitter into a free speech platform.
And they’re also terrified that Musk is not exactly on their side.
Last week, Musk posted a graphic indicating liberals have moved so far to the left as ‘woke’ progressives that it’s left people in the middle inadvertently on the right side of the political spectrum through no fault of their own.
People like Musk himself.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
As I argued last week, you could just as easily label the liberal stick figure as ‘mainstream media’ or ‘social media’ and come to the same conclusion.
Twitter right now – or at least up until Musk announced his acquisition of the platform – is a liberal cesspool. Hasan and MSNBC like that. They don’t want a balance of different voices. They don’t want free speech. They want complete and total suppression of thought.
Hasan’s outrage is more in line with a Qanon-level conspiracy than anything else. His views on eliminating free speech for Republicans and the right are more in tune with being ‘pro-neo Nazi.’
As Musk said, the media is infected with these lovely people.