Liberals are reacting sharply after news broke that billionaire Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter outright.
This morning Musk bid $54.20 a share to buy the rest of Twitter and take it private — nearly 40% higher than Twitter’s stock price in January before Musk started buying.
Anyone concerned about another oligarch taking over a news source?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 14, 2022
Elon Musk could be out there ending homelessness or feeding starving children or saving the rainforests or preventing rhinos from going extinct but here he is trying to buy Twitter.
Fuck that guy.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) April 14, 2022
Elon Musk launching a hostile takeover bid for Twitter is giving Lex Luthor buying the Daily Planet vibes.
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) April 14, 2022
We need to start a GoFundMe REAL fast to outbid Elon Musk.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) April 14, 2022
truly some of the weirdest people cheering on (an imaginary version of) Elon Musk pic.twitter.com/hzQuF7zJBW
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) April 14, 2022
Meanwhile, many on Twitter celebrated the opportunity to reform the company, and others couldn’t resist the chance to poke fun.
Elon Musk has also offered to buy CNN+ for twenty-eight bucks.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) April 14, 2022
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 14, 2022
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 14, 2022
The attempt to depict Musk’s takeover of Twitter as menacing because it means billionaire control of social media is the funniest and dumbest thing I’ve heard.
That’s the scheme under which we *now* live, and most establishment liberals are thrilled because they want censorship. https://t.co/kXbJ3B60aB
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 14, 2022
Trish Regan has addressed this issue on her podcast, explaining what it could mean for free speech and tech in the U.S. She said that Musk not joining the board could actually allow him to be more vocal and possibly take over the company.
“As someone who wants to see more freedom of speech…I think this is actually good news for the company,” Trish Regan said.
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