Even NBC News evidently has its limits when it comes to bashing Twitter CEO Elon Musk and has temporarily suspended tech reporter Ben Collins for his vicious, biased coverage, predictably enraging Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
It didn’t seem to bother Ocasio-Cortez when pre-Musk Twitter banned the Babylon Bee and censored the New York Post. But ban a leftist journo and she simply won’t stand for it. She seems to believe free speech is selective and only applies to leftist media and progressives.
Semafor editor Tasneem Nashrulla tweeted, “NBC News temporarily suspended tech reporter Ben Collins from NBC and MSNBC airwaves, saying his Musk criticism was not editorially appropriate.”
Enter Ocasio-Cortez who just could not help herself, “Journalism is supposed to speak truth to power, not bow to it.”
Journalism is supposed to speak truth to power, not bow to it. https://t.co/RRa3IqiQaN
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 17, 2022
As the left is so fond of saying, Twitter is a private company and so is NBC News so they can both hire and fire at will, even with the left shrieking and melting into a diverse puddle of outrage.
Semafor reported: “NBC News had already benched one of the journalists who has reported on Twitter and been harshly critical of Musk. NBC News temporarily suspended tech reporter Ben Collins from covering Musk on NBC and MSNBC airwaves. According to two sources, the network told Collins earlier this month that his criticism of Musk, which included comments about how the billionaire was purposefully trying to destroy Twitter, was not editorially appropriate. Collins continued to tweet his reporting about Twitter last night about the social network’s ban of journalists.”
Ben Collins was so openly and insanely biased and tainted that even NBC/MSNBC had to ditch him pic.twitter.com/47Il2mtcih
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) December 16, 2022
The blowback over Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet was impressive.
Podcaster Noam Blum hit it out of the park with his commentary, tweeting, “NBC news has been continuously covering Elon Musk. They just took this one douche off the beat because he couldn’t do his job without sounding like an angry bitter baby.”
NBC news has been continuously covering Elon Musk. They just took this one douche off the beat because he couldn’t do his job without sounding like an angry bitter baby. pic.twitter.com/BP5PEvwyO8
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 17, 2022
Journalist Tom Elliott took Ocasio-Cortez to the woodshed over her hypocrisy, “This u?”
This u? pic.twitter.com/bjzvMJFY55
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 17, 2022
Officer Zeek Arkham pointed out that what goes around comes around, “The best thing about Musk’s Twitter takeover is the Leftist hypocrisy being brought to light. You had no problem with any of this until it came to your doorstep. I sincerely hope he’s able to shorten your career and the rest of the careers in ‘The Squad.'”
The best thing about Musk’s Twitter takeover is the Leftist hypocrisy being brought to light. You had no problem with any of this until it came to your doorstep.
I sincerely hope he’s able to shorten your career and the rest of the careers in “The Squad.”
— Zeek Arkham (@ZeekArkham) December 17, 2022
Others piled on, pulverizing the progressive into the leftist ground beneath her heels:
Journalism is supposed to challenge government, not echo it.
— ChangeNeeded (@Bren_egade) December 17, 2022
Speaking truth to power doesn’t mean merely shouting insults at them.
Even NBC has standards.
— AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) December 17, 2022
Trust me. If journalism was legit, you would have gotten nowhere close to being in the House.
— Rusty Jewell (@NOMalreadytaken) December 17, 2022
Journalism is supposed to NOT be 1 sided, but that’s where we are today.
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) December 17, 2022
Let’s be real clear here, you’re not really fond of the truth unless in can be manipulated to increase your power/wealth.
— PopeHat n’ Vestments Inc. ⭐️ (@PontifHat) December 17, 2022
The media can’t get a story about a bunch of kids in red hats correct.
The game is propaganda not truth.
— Doku HL SD – Temporary King of the Metaverse⭐⭐️ (@Doku_HL_SD) December 17, 2022
And you’re supposed to participate in the legislation process, not just virtue signal for popularity purposes.
— Excuses_Or_Results_Not_Both (@Action_Not_Talk) December 17, 2022
— TheHungryHungarian™ (@TheHunHun) December 17, 2022
You had no problem when conservatives, speaking truth, were banned. You have not worked a day since being “elected”. You even prevented thousands of jobs from coming to your district. You have no business holding your current position. You and the squad need to go!
— Corps Marine (@CorpsMarine69) December 17, 2022
The unwitting gaslighting of your comment is near legendary. You happily spin in and out of partisan and corporate controlled journalism daily. It’s quite literally how you’ve made yourself famous.
— Lex Jurgen (Bone Dry) (@Lex_Jurgen) December 17, 2022
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