December 16, 2022

On Fox and Friends this morning, two out of the three co-hosts tried to give aid and comfort to Elon Musk for his rash decision to ban many prominent journalists for apparently just criticizing him.

Kevin Cork gave a report of the suspensions, then Steve Doocy asked why some of the promoters were suspended.

Cork took the tone of a man looking for a way to defend Musk's erratic and off-the-wall behavior.

Musk's whole gambit since he bought the social media platform has been to become the free speech knight in shining armor/savior. Apparently, that only applies to racists, homophobes, Covid deniers, and Pizzagate enthusiasts.

"You know, I’ve read that they were critical of Musk in general. Now, if that’s the line now, then obviously, that’s probably not going to make him look very fair or make the platform look very good," Cork said.

But, here comes the but.

"But if there’s more to it, if there’s threatening language, if there was language that would again direct you to doxx his family, then maybe he would have a stronger argument. And basically, all I can tell you, Steve, is this is his shop," Cork said.

None of these journalists were threatening Musk, Kevin. You know this is bullsh*t.

Aaron Rupar has no idea why he was permanently suspended, but the reason I see floating around was that he was critical of Elon on his Substack page, which Twitter does not own.

Kilmeade defended Musk by saying at least he did it quickly. Huh? "I don’t think it was the best move he’s ever had,” Kilmeade said.

Ainsley Earhardt went with the "endangered" narrative.

"Being transparent because he says he feels like his family is in danger-- 'you can tweet about where I used to be, where I was, but not real-time because it's affecting my family and I don't want them to be in danger,'" Earhardt said.

Not one person was putting his family in danger. The whole Jet thing is nonsense. Earhardt continued her apology tour for Musk.

"I mean, they should be able to go to restaurants and be able to go out and enjoy their lives without having to worry about someone coming up to them or throwing a Molotov cocktail at their restaurant," she said.

Greg Sargent is correct: "Musk is waging right-wing information warfare. The display of domination over journalistic enemies is the key thing here."

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