Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Elon Buys Twitter

I had an ant farm once, but it died. 

So, apparently Elon Musk made the Twitter BOD an offer they couldn't refuse, some $44 billion and change for control of the media platform, but who's counting, and they really couldn't refuse without a shareholder revolt, and they accepted. It's not exactly chump change even for Elon, currently the world's richest man, about 10% of his net worth. I've always considered Twitter to have net negative value, but it's his money, literally. Maybe he can turn it into something of value.

We'll pick the thread early yesterday, when Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair noted the Twitter BOD pondering  On third thought, maybe Elon's bid isn't so bad. Ace, in an all caps, red italic font, REUTERS REPORTER: TWITTER BOARD SET TO ACCEPT ELON MUSK'S OFFER, "Greenwald: Corporate Journalists "Deeply Upset" By Reduced Censorship Could Just... Build Their Own Twitter."

From Ace's
Then, from Insty, a REPORT: Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company. Elon Musk will buy Twitter for $45.5 billion. "Meanwhile, at America’s Newspaper of Record: Twitter Headquarters Suffers Severe Water Damage From Liberal Employees’ Tears." Ace, with the flaming skull dipped in pudding, and all red all caps, TWITTER: WE'VE ACCEPTED ELON MUSK'S OFFER "Already lefties are vowing that they're leaving Twitter. Good. A great many of them are mentally ill and Twitter has been shown to be very bad for mental health, especially for neurotics and obsessives. I hope they get the help they need. . .  Ah, who am I kidding, they're not leaving Twitter. They're addicts." Althouse, "Twitter’s board has accepted an offer from billionaire Elon Musk to buy the social media company and take it private, the company announced Monday." "Defeat the bots. You've got to be human. And if you are human — be free." Insty, INDEED:

And for Stacy McCain, it's all about Stacy, So … Is #FreeStacy Trending Yet? He can't tell because he was banned a long time ago during the Gamergate eructation, one of the early signs that Twitter intended to unequally police the political battlefield. "Totalitarian ideologues don’t like being called totalitarian ideologues. Now watch the tears fall like rain as Elon Musk takes over Twitter."

Ace, Twitter CEO to Address Employees at 5PM, Serve Them All Grape Kool-Aid With a Sprinkle of You're-Too-Good-For-This-World. The Babylon Bee, Leftists Worried Elon Musk Will Turn Twitter Into A Place Where Terrible People Post Bad Opinions And Fight With Each Other All The Time. John Sexton at Haut Hair, Twitter employees are reacting to Musk's takeover of the company (Update) and not all of them are happy, to say the least. Twitter is locking down it's code to prevent sabotage. More reactions at Twitchy, ‘I feel like I’m going to throw up’: Twitter employees vent about purchase by Elon Musk "They literally got owned." At PM, Twitter employees go 'absolutely insane' after Elon Musk buys company. Twitchy, THERE it is! James Woods shares animated gif showing Lefty’s SPECTACULAR meltdown over Elon Musk and it’s hilarious perfection. Matt Vespa at Town Hall, Total Meltdown: Liberals Absolutely Losing Their Minds Over Elon Musk Buying Twitter and ‘This Can’t Be Real’: MSNBC Host’s Take on Musk Taking Over Twitter Is…Pure Perfection
A number of links from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 04.25.22, EBL Will Twitter Change Now That Elon Musk Is In Charge?, Louder With Crowder: Blue-Check Twitter Is Awake & Freaking Out Over New Owner Elon Musk, American Power, Elon Musk Buys Twitter, BattleSwarm, Accounts Elon Musk Should Restore, The Geller Report, ELON MUSK BUYS TWITTER, Legal Insurrection: Triggered Leftists Get #RIPTwitter Trending After Musk Buyout, The Federalist: The Best Thing Elon Musk Could Do With Twitter Is Annihilate It and Left-Wing Group Demands Apple Pre-Emptively Nuke TruthSocial

At ET, Roger Simon begs, Can Musk Buy Facebook Too? And last, but not least, from sundance at CTH, Tucker Carlson Gives His Perspective on Musk Successfully Purchasing Twitter Platform

So, although the deal doesn't really happen for a few months, I presume Twitter will be on their best behavior, at least for a while. Although I don't really understand the point of it all, I may have to give it a try. 

1 comment:

  1. What better proof that these corporations interfered in the 2020 elections? The Left wouldn't be losing their minds otherwise.