Guess What? Elon Musk is A 'Bond Villain' Now According To These Jokers
Here's the deal, the left has gotten away with controlling the information on social media and in the news. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has blasted platforms, like Twitter, for abusing Americans and taking away their right to free speech1.
Though Twitter is a private company, they operate like a public town hall. Selectively censoring users who share right-wing news should not be allowed if they're going to give a pass to liberal news agencies as they spread disinformation. Twitter banned New York Post and anyone who shared their article about Hunter Biden's incriminating laptop.
So, I Musk bought them out. He bought up shares in Twitter and positioned himself to be the biggest shareholder. This means he could damage the company's stock market value or help it significantly.
Twitter offered him a seat as a board member but he declined because that would take the power away from him.
His refusal has apparently made him a 'Bond villain' according to CBS's Vladimir Duthiers. Which, I mean... With a name like that he shouldn't be calling anyone a villain.
VALDIMIR DUTHIERS: Now to the latest twist in the Elon Musk Twitter saga. Want to keep you holding on the edge of your seat. We told you last week, the world’s richest man recently bought a 9.2% stake in the social media company that he has often criticized. Twitter offered him a seat on the board and Musk said he was looking forward to working with the CEO and the board.
But last night, Twitter’s CEO revealed Musk passed on the offer the day it was supposed to take effect. Quote, “I believe this is for the best,” Parag Agrawal said. Adding, “Elon is our biggest shareholder and we will remain open to his input.” Musk tweeted this early – he tweeted this early this morning [laughing emoji] – it has now been deleted.
TONY DOKOUPIL: What does that mean, Vlad?
DUTHIERS: We, I mean, it’s – so we were sort of joking with Shawna Thomas, our executive producer, and a lot of people think Elon Musk is sort of like a Bond villain now. That is a very Bond villain move to pull. Like a little like emoji saying – [laughs].
GAYLE KING: He is not a Bond villain, he just thinks outside the box. It’s never boring. He’s always got a master game plan.
DOKOUPIL: I will say it’s never boring.
KING: Never boring.
DOKOUPIL: Is there a master plan? I don’t know. He spent the weekend also disparaging and criticizing Twitter, pointing out that some famous people don’t tweet that much. And I don’t know, do you want that out of your biggest shareholder?
KING: Elon doesn’t just do stuff randomly, I don’t believe that.
DUTHIERS: Elon’s gonna Elon. I was intrigued by the – he’s worth $273 billion which, guys, is $100 billion more than the next guy on the list, right? That’s Jeff Bezos at $188 billion. The number-four guy, Bill Gates, is only $133 billion, with a “B.”
KING: I love the “only.”
DUTHIERS: I know, exactly.
DOKOUPIL: But the question is if you want to get richer do you buy stock in Twitter at the moment? I don’t know, based on what Musk has been tweeting about.
DUTHIERS: Well, Tesla stock has been surging, Tesla stock has been surging.