Reporters always feel like they’re in complete control of the so-called “mainstream” narrative – what they say goes.
That’s why it’s always a glorious sight to behold anytime their lies are exposed and they’re actually held accountable for their actions.
And now Elon Musk left this woke reporter in complete shock after he hit him with this epicly blunt defense of free speech.
A free, and useful, press used to exist
America’s Founding Fathers didn’t make a mistake when they chose to enshrine the right to a free press in the First Amendment.
The free press is meant to be a check on out-of-control government and corruption that exists solely to inform the American people of the facts so they can make up their own minds.
When the government gets out of hand, the press is supposed to expose the truth so the American people can hold the guilty parties accountable.
This is how it was done during the Revolutionary War.
The English crown tried to control the narrative, especially what was and was not said about the King inside the original 13 colonies.
But ultimately, it took pamphlets, like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, written predominantly by ordinary Americans, to change the hearts and minds of people throughout the colonies, and inspire them to take up arms, pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, and establish the last best hope of man on Earth.
That’s how it’s supposed to be done.
But today, America finds itself inflicted by a press no one trusts, that spews more propaganda than the most corrupt third world governments.
And a lot of times the press and the government are one in the same.
They both tell the same lie.
The press is there just to push whatever narrative the ruling class elites decide is “mainstream” in that given moment.
And for decades now, the overwhelming majority of ruling class elites have been Democrats who are hellbent on forcing their radical woke agenda on the world.
So that’s why the press is always quick to hit working class Americans who simply disagree with the out-of-control Democrat Party with the harshest attacks possible.
The press are trying to shame those who haven’t been brainwashed by the woke left-wing outrage mob into believing their false narratives.
And that’s exactly what CNBC tried to do on Tuesday to Elon Musk.
Musk hits back in the most epic way
Usually, when the media goes all-in on destroying a public figure, like Musk, the target of the attacks is forced to fold out of sheer fear that they could lose everything if they don’t simply comply with the woke left-wing outrage mobs demands.
But the world’s richest man was having none of the lies and deception during his interview.
The CNBC reporter began by focusing on how Musk has chosen to use the Twitter platform he owns, tweeting his opinions on various issues and, of course, trolling the no fun police.
“Let’s talk a bit about your tweets because it comes up a lot,” the reporter said, oblivious to the fact that his tweets only come up a lot because self-proclaimed “journalists” can’t handle the fact that one Musk tweet can have far more influence on the world than their collective careers combined. “Even today, it came up and you know, anticipation of this, I mean, you do some tweets that seem to be or at least give support to what some would call others conspiracy theories.”
Musk was visibly frustrated with the question as he, like most working class Americans, is fully aware that the “conspiracy theory” spin is simply an authoritarian tactic for suppressing free speech.
He countered the claim by arguing that the Hunter Biden laptop story was, in fact, true despite the claims it too was a “conspiracy theory” cooked up by so-called “Russian disinformation” – which turned out to be code for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign – but the reporter continued, pressing Musk about tweets he posted that Democrats cannot stand.
“Why share it when people who buy Teslas may not agree with you, advertisers on Twitter may not agree with you,” the reporter said. “Why not just say, ‘hey, I think this.’ You can tell me, we can talk about it over there. And you can tell your friends, but why share it widely.”
The Tesla and SpaceX founder was rightfully taken aback by the idea that a self-proclaimed “journalist” was legitimately arguing that an American citizen, like Musk, should keep opinions he has on critical issues completely quiet so long as they are in contrast to whatever the ruling class elites declare to be the so-called “mainstream” narrative of the moment.
But at the exact moment others would have caved, Elon Musk dropped one of the most epic moments in interview history.
“You know, I’m reminded of a scene in The Princess Bride – great movie,” Musk said. “Where he confronts the person who killed his father. And he says, ‘Offer me money. Offer me power. I don’t care.’”
“So you just don’t care?” the reporter shot back judgingly. “You want to share what you have to say…”
But Musk cut him off before he could finish, and declared, “I’ll say what I want to say, and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it.”
Elon Musk is asked about his Tweet saying George Soros reminds him of Magneto 🤣 pic.twitter.com/4gfsURVGIF
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 16, 2023
You could just see the shock on the reporter’s face as no one is supposed to be willing to sacrifice everything in the name of freedom of speech and objective truth.
But if America is to have any hope of surviving the woke mindvirus currently ravishing society as a free nation, Elon Musk can’t be left to stand up to the ruling class elites on his own.