As Twitchy mentioned earlier, the New York Times ran a hit “tweet” against Elon Musk Thursday. We say tweet because the tweet was worded to sound like Musk was some sort of apartheid supporter growing up, but the piece itself showed just the opposite.

That’s the way the tweet reads now. Originally the Times suggested that as he was growing up Musk saw “the dangers of unchecked speech.”

John Eligon is the Times’ Johannesburg bureau chief:

We guess “In Musk’s past” suggests that Musk was somehow involved with the misinformation.

No one at the New York Times has earned the right to be snarky.

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