Back when Elon Musk initially hinted that he had something in the works concerning Twitter, media outlets wasted no time getting started with the fearful speculation. Now, today, on the heels of his announcement that he’s offered to buy Twitter outright, all that fearful speculation has been dialed up to eleventy.
Axios definitely won’t be the only outlet struggling to keep it together, but we feel pretty confident in saying that their response to Musk’s offer will be one of the most fun for us.
The world's richest man — someone who used to be compared to Marvel's Iron Man — is increasingly behaving like a movie supervillain, commanding seemingly unlimited resources with which to finance his mischief-making. https://t.co/V0hL78zHrq
— Axios (@axios) April 14, 2022
Elon Musk has officially entered “goblin mode,” folks. Felix Salmon writes:
Flashback: Elon Musk recently referred to himself as being “in goblin mode” when he took a 9.1% stake in Twitter and started tweeting manically about things like converting its headquarters to a homeless shelter.
Threat level: Musk can be a very dangerous beast when goblin mode is enabled.
So Elon Musk is a goblin supervillain now. Just like Tony Stark. Or something.
Captain America must stop Tony Stark from ***checks notes*** attempting to purchase Twitter dot com. https://t.co/lExVyGJN6I
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 14, 2022
What a time to be alive.
Wow, what a completely unbiased headline. https://t.co/rtH5CranUI
— Jared P. (@JaredPalmgren) April 14, 2022
The article is notably in Axios’ “Economy & Business” section. It’s not labeled as an opinion piece.
So yeah. They’re really not even trying at this point.
Maybe they just don’t have the strength to try.
The meltdown truly is something to behold. https://t.co/2LFKVLDXCT
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) April 14, 2022
They’re totally having a normal one today. https://t.co/4pydqdzHFh
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) April 14, 2022
Well, it’s a normal one in that this is the sort of reaction we’ve come to expect when someone comes along and threatens liberals’ complacency and comfort.
Log off. https://t.co/SQ86Wgw7rE
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 14, 2022
They could log off … but then they’d be depriving us of top-tier entertainment.
watching these absolute pieces of human filth tweet and write articles in fear sustains me https://t.co/IiWHrcmcMk
— Ahmed Al Assliken (@assliken) April 14, 2022
Just keep those juices flowin’.