Bill Maher thinks Elon Musk has a superhuman mission, and it’s not about sending people to Mars … it’s about saving Twitter.
The “Real Time” host bore in on the current CEO — whom he says will probably get a pink slip from Mr. Musk — who boasted Twitter is not defined by the First Amendment. He said that because the First Amendment only applies to Congress making no laws abridging free speech. Well, Bill says that’s a dodge, plain and simple.
Maher is reacting to Elon’s promise to make Twitter a bastion of free speech. There’s been a lot of criticism and fear over this, but Bill says let the sunshine and free discourse in!
As for how Twitter has failed by censoring free speech, Bill says there are plenty of examples. He notes the New York Post got booted from the platform for writing about Hunter Biden‘s emails, but turns out the story had validity. He notes Twitter blocked discourse over the theory COVID came from a lab, and there’s now a school of thought among some scientists it did indeed.
But, the best is a Christian news and satire site that posted a skit about Twitter being too sensitive and twitter flagged it! As Bill said … a complete lack of self-awareness.
As Bill concluded … “If that’s where the line is you have failed Twitter.”
As for Elon taking over, Bill says thank God it’s not a 23-year-old who’s at the helm … cause he thinks Gen Z kinda sucks.