Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently criticized Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, after she attacked journalist Matt Taibbi, who helped Musk in releasing the “Twitter Files.”
Schultz accused Taibbi of violating the ethics of journalism, stating that journalists should avoid accepting spoon-fed or cherry-picked information if it is likely to be slanted, incomplete, or designed to reach forgone, easily disputed, or invalid conclusions.
Musk responded sarcastically, linking to a story about Schultz having to resign as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after leaked emails revealed an alleged plot by the party to damage Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democrat primary.
He said, “I think we should listen carefully to DWS, given that she is such an expert in ethics violations. She was forced to resign as DNC chair after being busted rigging the nomination against Bernie!”
I think we should listen carefully to DWS, given that she is such an expert in ethics violations ?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2023
Musk has been doing his best to shake the powers that be to their core. On Thursday, he responded to a list of conspiracies shared by musician Zuby that, he claimed, had all been found to be true. Musk agreed with the musician that not all of the conspiracies listed were debunked.
In response, he said, “We are running out of ‘conspiracies’ that turned out to be true! Can someone manufacture a few more? The shelf is almost empty.”
We are running out of “conspiracies” that turned out to be true!
Can someone manufacture a few more? The shelf is almost empty.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2023
Musk also criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after the senator took a stand against Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Sen. McConnell issued a statement condemning Carlson and the footage he showed of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol, which Musk disagreed with. The CEO criticized the Capitol Police chief’s condemnation of Carlson’s comments, stating that it was “filled with offensive and misleading conclusions” about the riot.
Musk is known for being outspoken and unafraid to take on powerful figures. He has been vocal about his concerns with big tech censorship, calling for more transparency and accountability in how these companies operate. His recent criticism of Schultz and McConnell shows that he is willing to speak out against those who he believes are violating principles of fairness and ethics. Despite facing pushback from some politicians and media outlets, Musk continues to use his platform to promote free speech and challenge the status quo.