Musk trolls NY Times over hit piece on him: ‘a new, chaotic actor in global politics…’

Billionaire Elon Musk responded to The New York Times’s latest hit piece on him by mocking the living hell out of the increasingly far-left paper.

Published Wednesday, the piece is titled “How Elon Musk Became a Geopolitical Chaos Agent,” and it complains about Musk’s involvement in foreign affairs.

The Times shared the story on Twitter early Wednesday morning with the following caption: “Elon Musk has emerged as a new, chaotic actor in global politics. The billionaire’s interventions in some of the world’s most combustible conflicts have sometimes been a boon, but his messages have also caused problems.”

Look:

The tweet boasted only 460 retweets and 1,676 likes but a notable 833 comments — most of them critical — as of Thursday morning.

Now compare those weak numbers to the thousands of people who’ve liked, retweeted, and commented on Musk’s clap-back tweet.

Look:

“The New York Times has emerged as a new, chaotic actor in global politics. The paper’s interventions in some of the world’s most combustible conflicts have sometimes been a boon, but their messaging has also caused problems,” the clapback reads.

“According to unnamed sources close to the matter who wish to remain anonymous,” it continues.

See what Musk did there? He rewrote the Times’ tweet to make the story about the Times itself. He also added the “unnamed sources” part to make fun of the paper’s habit of making wild accusations based on claims made by anonymous people.

Others also clapped back at the Times on Musk’s behalf.

Look:

Take note of the latter tweet: “Musk: Give peace a chance. NYTimes: Elon Musk, chaos agent.”

Musk has in recent weeks attracted massively negative attention from the left (and establishment right) by pushing for peace in Ukraine.

As previously reported, around the start of the month the billionaire posted several tweets calling for Ukraine to cede Crimea by default and hold new, U.N.-supervised elections for the other areas that Russia claims as its own.

Look:

The tweets enraged the Ukrainians and their leftist and establishment Republican allies, all of whom feel that the only valid solution is for the Russians to lose the war.

The tweets also upset the media, who have since been publishing even more hit pieces on Musk, in addition to the hit pieces they were already writing about his Twitter purchase.

Speaking of which, here’s what the Times’ piece has to say about Musk:

“In the last four weeks, Elon Musk has offered a peace plan for Russia and Ukraine that outraged Ukrainian officials. He has posted a tweet about Iranian internet access that exposed government protesters to a phishing scheme. He has also suggested in a newspaper interview that China could be appeased if it were given partial control of Taiwan. An official in Taipei demanded that he retract his suggestion,” the hit piece reads.

“Mr. Musk has in recent months emerged as a new, chaotic actor on the stage of global politics. While plenty of billionaire executives like to tweet their two cents on world affairs, none can come close to Mr. Musk’s influence and ability to cause trouble. He has sometimes waded into situations even after he was advised not to, and has already left behind plenty of messes,” the hit piece reads,” it continues.

You get the drift.

He’s an opinionated billionaire who ideologically aligns more so with the right these days than with the left. And that’s bad, you see. Very, very bad.

Not that he — a lover of local/citizen journalism — cares what the phonies in the establishment media think of him:

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