Elon Musk has been firing various Twitter employees for trash talking him and the company. Anyone who has ever held a job in the real world knows this is completely normal.
NEW: Employees who have criticized Elon Musk in Twitter’s Slack channels were fired overnight over email.
“We regret to inform you that your employment is terminated immediately,” they’re being told over email. “Your recent behavior has violated company policy.”
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) November 15, 2022
Frank Luntz, the dial man, seems to think he has caught Musk in some sort of gotcha over free speech.
The “free speech absolutist” has had a change of heart. https://t.co/imfbAYeRXp
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 15, 2022
This isn’t the own that Luntz thinks it is.
You can’t be this dumb
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) November 16, 2022
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) November 16, 2022
Breaking news: employees who publicly criticize their CEO don't keep their jobs very often
— Paul Pelosi's Drink in Hand (@BigDongDeSantis) November 16, 2022
Has Luntz ever had a boss?
You don’t have free speech at work against your employer lol
— Phil (@RealPhillyP) November 16, 2022
That’s normally what happens when you criticize your boss.
— Bobby D. (@RealSaltySlim) November 16, 2022
Don’t forget, this is a man who helps shape policy.
Frank thinks free speech being suppressed is the same thing as employees trashing their employer is not actionable. Frank is also apparently a moron. Stop letting Franks make public policy. https://t.co/BANeIEjrdO
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 16, 2022
Does Frank even realize that no one’s free speech has been taken away?
Frank doesn’t understand that every single person who got fired is still free to speak. https://t.co/ih7fDpGvqL
— Kent Moore (@kentrmoore) November 16, 2022
Has anybody torched their own brand more than Frank Luntz over the past 5 years? https://t.co/eCCRK8oORZ
— So-Called Conservative Mike (@mikecarroll1974) November 16, 2022
Frank should know better than this.
Do better, Frank.