The battle over free speech, particularly on the tech giant Twitter continues to heat up. One media member at the White House press event Monday asked a very leading and well-planned question to Karine Jean-Pierre, and her answer should be as infuriating as it is shocking. KJP stated that they are keeping a ‘close eye’ on Twitter. What exactly does that mean, and who are they that they even think they have the right or authority to keep a so-called close eye on Twitter? The unmitigated balls of this administration when it comes to personal liberty and free speech is shocking.
It should be noted that since Musk took over Twitter, lefties and commentators everywhere have been wetting their collective diapers and in between sips of their soy latte threatening to leave the platform. Yet here most of them still are. Why? Is it because they need someone to hate, and their former poster boy Elon Musk has replaced Donald Trump? The best part is, neither Trump nor Musk care. Both men are interested in what’s best for America, not what’s best for themselves.
At Monday’s White House press conference, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that the Biden administration is “keeping a close eye” on Twitter after Reuters’ Andrea Shalal asked what is being done to prevent the platform from becoming a “vector for misinformation.”
“There’s a researcher at Stanford who says that this is a critical moment, really, in terms of ensuring that Twitter does not become a vector of misinformation,” Shalal said. “Elon Musk says there’s more and more subscribers coming online, are you concerned about that and what tools do you have – who is it at the White House that is really keeping track of this?”
Absolutely insane watching The Machine go after @elonmusk for defending free speech. This whole exchange is kabuki theater, from the ridiculous leading question by the “journalist” to KJP’s obviously pre-planned response. https://t.co/JBCnwQ8d6c
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) November 28, 2022
The gall and nerve of this administration is unreal. Twitter was already a vector of misinformation in terms of Covid information, political attacks from the left against the right, and consistently false economic news and predictions.
Needless to say, Twitter users had a field day with Karine Jean Pierre and the dusty old fart in the White House. Noted commentator Dave Rubin said, and Elon Musk commented:
“Absolutely insane watching The Machine go after @elonmusk for defending free speech. This whole exchange is kabuki theater, from the ridiculous leading question by the ‘journalist’ to KJP’s obviously pre-planned response,” Rubin tweeted.
Musk tweeted in response, “Why are so many in the media against free speech? This is messed up,”
Other noted media people, including MRC Latino Jorge Bonilla continued:
Radio host Gerry Callahan wrote, “So messed up, so wrong, so unAmerican. Musk should be viewed as a hero for what he’s doing for free speech. Instead the media want the federal government to crush him. Freaking insanity.”
“This is about raw power, and control over the flow of information. The same principle underlies the battle over ‘Spanish-language disinformation,’” director of MRC Latino Jorge Bonilla explained.
In the left’s distorted view, a free exchange of idea and opinion on Twitter is tantamount to taking a muzzle of a dog. However, this time the dog is the right, and they are ready to bark. If the left isn’t careful, they may get bitten.