Media Goons Plot Against Musk: Let's Take A Page From CNN's 'Trump Playbook'
It's downright outrageous that reporters would even consider treating Tesla CEO Elon Musk the same way they treated former President Donald Trump. Musk recently bought Twitter, made drastic policy changes and received plenty of criticism from the media, yet Don Lemon still asked his guest Ben Smith of Semafor Monday whether reporters should treat Musk the same as Trump.
You know, sabotage and persuade public opinion against him...
“[T]here is a huge place for Twitter. I think that he should be taking it more seriously. I think these polls and the antics is just to — it’s right out of the Trump playbook, which is what I feel. And that he is manipulating the media in order to get attention,” Lemon said to Ben Smith of Semafor. “So can you put this into perspective. Should journalists pull out their Trump playbook in order to deal with what Elon Musk is doing at Twitter? Is it a page out of the same book?”
“I think that’s a really good observation. And there’s one particular thing Trump would do, he would violate some long-standing norm in order to largely get attention and drive, you know, the keepers of the norms, including journalists totally nuts and get a ton of attention,” Smith responded. “And then sort of walk it back. And I think one difference, Kaitlan, you covered this with Trump’s first term in particular is that Trump actually didn’t know how to be an executive yet and he would say he was going to do something, cause massive outrage and then not do it.”
“One thing about Musk, he knows how to run a company, in a technical sense, knows where the buttons and levers are,” Smith continued. “So when he’s made an outrageous decision, he’s been able to implement it very fast and you’ve seen it ripple through the functions and it was not true of the west wing in 2017.”
The talking heads are out of control. They're not even trying to hide their plot. Lemon just openly admitted that CNN had an attack plan against Trump and offered on air, to use it against Musk.
Tell me that's not screwed up.