Elon Musk’s mom smacks NYT for appalling hit piece on her son: You’re blaming children for government decisions?

The New York Times published a hit piece Thursday on Elon Musk’s childhood that enraged the billionaire investor’s supporters, particularly his biggest fan, his mother.

The Times also shared the hit piece to Twitter, writing, “Elon Musk grew up in elite white communities in South Africa, detached from apartheid’s atrocities and surrounded by anti-Black propaganda. He sees his takeover of Twitter as a free speech win but in his youth did not suffer the effects of misinformation.”

Responding via Twitter, Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, slammed the far-left outlet for its portrayal of her son as a privileged white man who’s likely racist.

“In South Africa, if you publicly opposed apartheid, you went to jail. In Russia, if you publicly oppose the war, you go to jail. @nytimes are you going to blame children for decisions made by governments? #StopTheWar 🇺🇦,” she tweeted.


Maye’s tweet boasted 2000 comments, 7000 retweets and nearly 50,000 likes as of Friday morning. The Times’ tweet meanwhile boasted nearly 14,000 scorching comments, in addition to a paltry 6,000 retweets and 8,000 likes.

The original title of the Times’ piece read as follows: “In Musk’s Past, a South Africa Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege.”

The original subtitle similarly read as follows: “Elon Musk grew up in elite, nearly all white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.”

Thanks to the backlash, both have since been edited to slightly reduce the otherwise clear narrative that Musk is a racist.

“Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege. The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid,” the edited version reads.

But even with the edits, criticism continued to pour in:

The Times is one of dozens of establishment media outlets that have been pouncing on Musk ever since he began speaking publicly about purchasing the social media platform Twitter. The attacks grew tenfold once the actual purchase was announced.

At issue is the billionaire investor’s interest in rolling back Twitter’s widely criticized censorship policies and allowing free speech to once again bloom — a move staunchly opposed by the Democrat Party and its media allies.

The irony is that despite the narrative the Times attempted to portray, a number of the actual facts subtly highlighted in the piece completely belie it.

Yet as noted below by journalist Saager Enjeti, the Times still strove to portray Musk as a racist, suggesting therefore that to the left-wing paper, the narrative — a false narrative, to be clear — matters more than the actual facts.

This is no surprise to Glenn Greenwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who’s become persona non grata to the establishment press because of his commitment to the truth and his willingness to call out the corporate press’s lies.

“This is the kind of punishment the corporate media doles out to anyone whom they perceive as their enemy and, especially, who opposes the censorship regime on which they rely. Reporting on Musk is obviously valid: necessary. This isn’t reporting. It’s deceit and punishment,” Greenwald noted following the publication of the Times’ hit piece.

He also linked the Times’ piece to the Democrat Party, which critics say is the true mastermind behind the media’s pro-censorship campaign.


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