Tag: Musk

From Morrison to Porter, Murdoch to Musk, 2022 was the year of wonderful, sweet comeuppance | The Shot

David Milner has already labelled 2022 “annus stupidus”, but 2022 was also a turning point. From Scott Morrison to Christian Porter to Elon Musk, so much stupid was met with so much comeuppance. And for that, we should be thankful. Here are 2022’s top shit-heels getting exactly what they deserve.

Source: From Morrison to Porter, Murdoch to Musk, 2022 was the year of wonderful, sweet comeuppance | The Shot

Trump, Bankman-Fried and Musk are the monsters of American capitalism | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Elon Musk and Donald Trump on 30 May 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

For them, and for everyone who still regards them as heroes, there is no morality in business or economics. The winnings go to the most ruthless

Source: Trump, Bankman-Fried and Musk are the monsters of American capitalism | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Elon Musk Is Taking Aim at Journalists. I’m One of Them.

Elon Musk waves while providing an update on Starship, on Feb. 10, 2022, near Brownsville, Texas. Twitter on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.

Soundproofing the Twitter

I got suspended from Twitter yesterday. I’m one of at least eight journalists who were casualties of Elon Musk’s “Thursday Night Massacre,” after the billionaire went on a power-hungry suspension spree. Twitter didn’t explain what rules I allegedly broke — but that’s to be expected under the new management, whose transparency has mostly consisted of Musk personally replying to tweets explaining his decision-making. My suspension is likely temporary, or it could be permanent. Who knows?

Source: Elon Musk Is Taking Aim at Journalists. I’m One of Them.

Old Dog Thought- The system of shared wealth in the Lucky country goes to 16% of us the bulk to 0.5% approx 13000 Australians and it’s largely inherited.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 29/11/22, Private Wealth, Elon Musk,Trump’s Death Count, Lowe as you can get

Elon Musk Is Destroying the Myths of Silicon Valley in Front of Our Very Eyes

The myth of Silicon Valley touts the grit and flair of its tech bro champions. But the chaos of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has revealed that there’s no genius or elaborate game of multidimensional chess behind the curtain: just garden-variety capitalists.

Source: Elon Musk Is Destroying the Myths of Silicon Valley in Front of Our Very Eyes

Old Dog Thought- What we see here is a “donation” to the LNP and not “New”. A false product disguised as news

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Fighting Fake News with REAL, 22/11/22. Musk, Dunny Paper, Fake News, Pentacostal Takeover Democracy, COP27, Climate Hell,

Column: Elon Musk takes Twitter into the sewer – Los Angeles Times

Tesla CEO Elon Musk points his finger and smiles.

News Max declared the attack “staged” America is a mental minefield and Musk is happy to lay them

It couldn’t possibly be that DePape had been driven to extremes by a firehose diet of lies — all laid out on his personal blog, where he ranted against transgender people and Jewish people, and mucked around in conspiracies, including that an alien race of lizards has infiltrated society, albeit mostly Democrats.

It had to be something else, something the far-right finds abhorrent, even evil. Musk’s post was in response to Hillary Clinton, one of the far-right’s most hated figures. Clinton had tweeted Saturday, attaching a Times article about DePape’s online ravings: “The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories. It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result. As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow.

Source: Column: Elon Musk takes Twitter into the sewer – Los Angeles Times

Old Dog Thought- When News is Commodified and a Corporatised product to sell how do we become informed voters needed for Democracy?

Fighting Fake News with REAL 31/10/22, Newspeak Words & Meaning, Gas, Interest Rates, Pelosi Attack, Twitter & Musk, Trump’s Comments,

Right-wing media celebrate Elon Musk’s renewed effort to purchase Twitter | Media Matters for America

An image of Elon Musk wearing sunglasses with the Twitter logo taking up his forehead

After The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that billionaire Elon Musk proposed to Twitter that he buy the company at his original offer of roughly $44 billion — following months of his attempts to back out of the deal, resulting in a recent lawsuit — many right-wing media personalities celebrated the news and expressed hope that banned users would be allowed back on the social media platform.

Source: Right-wing media celebrate Elon Musk’s renewed effort to purchase Twitter | Media Matters for America

Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban on Donald Trump. | Media Matters for America

Elon Musk Twitter

Trump will abandon his own failed site and it’s shareholders

Ads account for 90% of Twitter’s revenue, and now that advertisers know exactly what Twitter would look like under Elon Musk’s leadership — they should be terrified

Source: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban on Donald Trump. | Media Matters for America

Elon Musk says he would let Trump back on Twitter. History shows us why that’s dangerous. | Media Matters for America

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Musk: The decision to ban Trump from Twitter “was a morally bad decision” and “I would reverse the perma-ban.”

Source: Elon Musk says he would let Trump back on Twitter. History shows us why that’s dangerous. | Media Matters for America

BREAKING: Elon Musk to Buy Twitter – Mother Jones

Here comes Trump

With over 82 million followers, Musk has been a prolific Twitter user and a sharp critic of its use of content moderation, saying that he favors temporary suspensions over permanent bans. It remains unclear what changes, technical or philosophical, Musk’s stewardship will bring to the platform. In interviews, he’s floated a series of potential ideas, including installing an edit button, allowing for longer tweets, culling bots, and making Twitter’s algorithm open source.

Source: BREAKING: Elon Musk to Buy Twitter – Mother Jones

Right-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s nonexistent censorship and bring Trump back to the platform | Media Matters for America

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Money over truth

Conservative commentators use Musk’s investment in Twitter to push for Trump’s return to the platform and rehash old false claims of right-wing censorship on social media

Source: Right-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s nonexistent censorship and bring Trump back to platformRight-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s nonexistent censorship and bring Trump back to platformRight-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s n | Media Matters for America

US Billionaires Got 70% More Wealth Under COVID. They Didn’t Deserve Any of It.

New data shows that Elon Musk’s fortune grew by 750% during the pandemic. It’s not because he worked 750% harder than the rest of us.

Source: US Billionaires Got 70% More Wealth Under COVID. They Didn’t Deserve Any of It.

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: Uncaring Billionaires Lost in Space | The Smirking Chimp

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos want to colonize outer space to save humanity, but they couldn’t care less about protecting the rights of workers here on earth. Musk’s SpaceX just won a $2.9 billion NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon, beating out Bezos. The money isn’t a big deal for either of them. Musk is worth $179.7 billion. Bezos, $197.8 billion. Together, that’s almost as much as the bottom 40 percent of Americans combined. And the moon is only their stepping-stone. Musk says SpaceX will land humans on Mars by 2026 and wants to establish a colony by 2050. Its purpose, he says, will be to ensure the continued survival of our species. “If we make life multiplanetary, there may come a day when some plants and animals die out on Earth but are still alive on Mars,” he tweeted.

Source: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: Uncaring Billionaires Lost in Space | The Smirking Chimp

Citizen Musk | The Smirking Chimp

The problem isn’t only that Elon Musk has a net worth of about $100 billion when tens of millions of Americans are barely getting by. It’s that he’s made this money while treating his workers so badly. His wealth quadrupled during the 4 months Tesla forced all workers to take a 10 percent pay cut.

Citizen Musk | The Smirking Chimp