(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) After the confirmation this week of Twitter’s impending sale to billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk, the mainstream media has been thrown into an open panic, fearing the effects of the sale on the upcoming midterm elections.
At least one NBC News reporter appeared to acknowledge, inadvertently, that Twitter’s current anti-conservative bias had unfairly given Democrats the inside edge in recent elections, the Post Millennial reported.
For those of you asking: Yes, I do think this site can and will change pretty dramatically if Musk gets full control over it.
No, there is no immediate replacement.
If it gets done early enough, based on the people he's aligned with, yes, it could actually affect midterms.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) October 4, 2022
“For those of you asking,” said NBC’s Ben Collins, implying that the midterm elections will be affected by the sale. “Yes, I do think this site can and will change pretty dramatically if Musk gets full control over it. No, there is no immediate replacement.”
“If it gets don early enough, based on the people he’s aligned with, yes, it could actually affect midterms,” he concluded.
According to Twitchy, several top conservative influencers and Twitter users called out the tweet as essentially being an admission of collusion between the platform and Democrats—something rarely acknowledged by the leftist press, even though it has been practiced openly during the Biden administration.
This person bizarrely doesn't realize he is an employee of one of the largest media corporations in the world — the Comcast Corp., with NBC News as one of its units — and they, too, "capriciously" promote whatever lies and disinformation they want with "no real guardrails." https://t.co/XkuVoo6Yku
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 4, 2022
Among the torrent of stunning, unprecedented developments recently exposed was that the White House was holding secret meetings with social-media companies to push vaccinations and censor dissenting voices.
Then, of course, there was the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in the leadup to the 2020 election, leading to concerns over manipulation of the platform.
The CEOs of both Twitter and Facebook admitted that partisan FBI officials had approached them about suppressing the bombshell report, falsely insinuating that was planted by bad Russian actors and that the platforms should not allow them on their site.
Democrats now appear to be eager, yet again, to deploy their censorship tactics as they face the prospect of a red-wave election on Nov. 8—and they are spreading actual disinformation to frame themselves as the victim of censorship, despite the obvious, empirical evidence to the contrary.
Before 2020, Facebook deplatformed progressives, then it came for mainstream media and elevated only radicalized conservatives.
Cut to 2022, we know Elon Musk plans to do same with Twitter. We know how damaging it will be.
Tech giants pose ongoing threat to western democracy.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 4, 2022