News and Analysis

‘Parody Or Drunken Chutzpah?’: MSNBC Host Dragged For Complaining Musk Might Use Twitter To Do To The Left What It Did To The Right
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Ari Melber speaks onstage at the National Board of Review annual awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review

MSNBC host Ari Melber took some heat Monday for complaining that Elon Musk might use his newly-acquired control of Twitter to silence some voices and amplify others.

A number of critics responded to his complaint, calling out the obvious irony and pointing out the fact that Twitter had been using algorithms that effectively stifled conservative voices for years — particularly with regard to Hunter Biden and the New York Post story that was actively blocked across several platforms.

“If you own all of Twitter or Facebook or what have you. You don’t have to explain yourself. You don’t even have to be transparent. You could secretly ban one party’s candidate or all of its candidates, all of its nominees. You could just secretly turn down the reach of their stuff and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not find out until after the election,” Melber said. “Elon Musk says this is all to help people because he is just a free speech, philosophically clear, open-minded helper.”

“The New York Post would like to have a word,” Joe Cunningham remarked.

“This is amazing,” Gerry Callahan agreed. “It’s like this idiot has never even heard of the Laptop from Hell.”

Radio host Clay Travis added, “MSNBC ‘talent’ suddenly realizes the owners of Twitter can rig the entire site. This is amazing to watch. Does he not realize all of this was already done to Republicans?”

“UNREAL,” commented Steve Guest, communications advisor for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“In which @AriMelber describes a scenario too horrible to contemplate except when you do it to the other guy of course,” Ron Coleman observed.

Daily Wire Editor Cabot Phillips added, “There is truly nothing funnier than this MSNBC host ranting about what Elon Musk could do to Twitter, and accidentally giving a perfect description of how Twitter has actually operated for the last five years.”

“He can’t possibly lack this much self-awareness …” Mark Hemingway added.

“Parody or drunken Chutzpah?” Rita Panahi asked.

“Or, imagine if a presidential candidate’s son had all kinds of shady business partners, and lost his laptop …” National Review’s Jim Geraghty said.

“The full circle among liberal elites,” Daily Caller Editor in Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll explained. “First it’s, ‘That isn’t happening/is a conspiracy theory.’ Then it’s, ‘Actually it is happening and how dare you question it.’ The final state is: ‘Oh s***, this thing we said isn’t happening can happen to us too!'”

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  ‘Parody Or Drunken Chutzpah?’: MSNBC Host Dragged For Complaining Musk Might Use Twitter To Do To The Left What It Did To The Right