What a great show Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has been, the best part of it all is how the Democrat liberals keep throwing hissy fits in response to his actions.
The last tantrum was over Musk’s move to charge for Twitter verification. It was reported that he proposed to charge $8 a month for the blue-check verification and some other special aspects, such as fewer ads.
This caused a major meltdown on the left that included people like Stephen King and David Hogg. Hogg got a huge response by arguing that Musk should be paying for his “content.” But others said that Hogg’s content was some of the most “clueless” on the platform.
Maybe the best fit came from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the progressive socialist from New York.
“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that
‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan,” AOC declared.
Does the left representative have any idea what “free speech” actually means? It just doesn’t mean that you don’t get charged for a service, that’s not the kind of “free” we are talking about.
No one should argue that anyone has a “right” to a blue check system. If Musk charges for this, he won’t be reliant on advertising and that will help him guarantee real “free speech.” He won’t be subject to advertiser/liberal/other dictates.
Everyone would benefit from that, including those of us who don’t care about getting a blue check.
Not only are the leftist meltdowns fun, but the way Elon Musk has been dealing with all the liberal tears has been hilarious as well.
His response to AOC was an instant classic. “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”
Musk wrote, “Some noted that this was something like a tax on the rich (or at least the blue-check folks), something that AOC has called for many times in the past, so why should she have a problem with this?”
Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that “free speech” is actually a $8/mo subscription plan
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2022
— Richard Harambe (@Doc_Chimpanzee) November 2, 2022