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Elon Musk is not your savior

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Conservatives may have noticed the recent spat between Donald Trump and Elon Musk. Trump called Musk a “bull-- — artist”, and Musk replied that it was time for Trump to “sail into the sunset.”

But Trump has a point. Remember how Musk was supposed to save free speech on the internet by buying Twitter for $44 billion and sending the Twitter censors packing? Now, he’s backed out of the deal, allegedly because of doubts about the number of human customers Twitter has, as opposed to “bots.”

Many suspect, however, that the original $44 billion price tag now looks absurdly high, given that tech stocks have been hammered in recent months, and Musk is actually trying to save himself some money by renegotiating. Another distinct possibility is that Musk has taken note of the left’s fury — and the pique of many of his virtue-signaling customers (a lot of CNN viewers drive Teslas) — and thus decided that remaking social media along libertarian lines wasn’t worth the hassle.

In any case, Musk’s retreat on the Twitter........

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