This Twitchy editor took advantage of The Daily Wire and Twitter screening Matt Walsh’s movie, “What Is a Woman,” for free. The movie was great. And as Twitchy reported, Elon Musk even said that every parent should watch it and made it his pinned tweet.
NBC News has picked up on the story and explains how Musk’s response to the “anti-trans” video sparked a day of chaos at Twitter. At least three holdovers from Twitter 1.0 (NBC News calls the Twitter loyalists) quit over the movie being shown.
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan says Musk got “bullied and manipulated” by conservatives on Twitter into changing the rules about misgendering someone.
Musk basically got bullied and manipulated by conservatives on Twitter into rewriting Twitter policies on the hoof, and firing his own Twitter loyalists in the process. https://t.co/a4HHI9T2dN
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 3, 2023
NBC News reports:
On Thursday, Twitter was roiled by an organized pressure campaign by conservative pundits seeking to promote a 95-minute anti-transgender video called “What Is A Woman?” Musk, who has staked out views hostile to transgender advocates, initially responded in ways that seemed to satisfy no one before he eventually relented and agreed to promote the video himself. The incident resulted in two high-level departures within 24 hours.
The episode was another window into Musk’s improvisational approach to rewriting Twitter’s rules.
The chief of Twitter’s trust and safety division, Ella Irwin, left the company that same day, after a tenure leading its efforts around content moderation. A second executive, A.J. Brown, whose job was to reassure advertisers that Twitter was a safe place for their brands, also decided to quit, The Wall Street Journal reported. A third person, a program manager who worked on brand safety, said on her Twitter profile that she was now “ex-Twitter.”
Love the spin y’all put on free speech.. how exactly was he bullied??
— SLWells (@wells_sl) June 3, 2023
Sure thing bruh. The richest man in the world got bullied by some peeps on the interwebz, LMAO.
— James Roberts (@zoso67011) June 3, 2023
“Musk got bullied” lulz
— Michael Bergeron (@MdBergeron) June 3, 2023
For once, the left got out-bullied, and now you’re crying about it
— JT (@DesertRatJT) June 3, 2023
— Lingoslav (@dadadaneeeee) June 3, 2023
— hrleygirl (@hrleygirl) June 3, 2023
Oh shut up.
— Montana Irish (@davtra50) June 3, 2023
I watched the film because of it and I wasn’t surprised to find zero “hate.” Just a lot of progressives humiliating themselves with their preposterous theories.
— Just a guy from Jersey (@JakeGM65) June 3, 2023
@elonmusk wasn’t manipulated by anyone
— TazTears💦 (@taz_tears) June 3, 2023
— Rodster🇺🇸 (@clantro) June 3, 2023
Still upset about that community note huh?
— noah boday (@NoahBoday) June 3, 2023
So Musk wasn’t going to show the movie because someone was misgendered, but then “conservative groups” bullied him into bending the rules and allowing it to be shown anyway.
Musk and The Daily Wire have probably been trying to coordinate this for a while; Musk wanted the film shown and so it was.
Are we supposed to feel bad for Musk because he was “bullied and manipulated”? There are no bigger bullies than progressives.
Elon Musk levels CNN for their take on ‘What Is A Woman’ – https://t.co/17vobZxSVQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 3, 2023