A couple days ago Sarah Jeong of Vice ran a hit piece on Elon Musk, suggesting he is a closet sexist for not following enough women on his Twitter account. I wish I were joking, but that’s what passes for ‘investigative journalism’ by the left these days.
Not surprisingly, the piece was roundly criticized, or at least by anyone with a brain.
A wry response by ‘Bored Elon Musk’
Was going to build a working space elevator today but instead spent the time following an "appropriate" ratio of people on twitter. Sorry.
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) October 5, 2016
I also took a screenshot of a response on Facebook, along with Musk’s Tweet in response to the smear piece:
@sarahjeong @kat_volk Elon follows 55 accounts, 37 are company accounts, and he primarily uses it for outreach, not reading peoples tweets..
— Joshua V. Nelson (@The_Stargazer) October 4, 2016
Given that men outnumber women in STEM by a large margin, by pure statistical chance one would expect to find more male scientists on Twitter than female ones.
Although the left trumpets the virtues of ‘free speech’, ‘civil liberties’, and ‘freedom’, their actions suggest otherwise, because if the left really cared about freedom, it wouldn’t matter who Elon Musk follows, as it’s his personal choice. ‘Freedom’ is the angle the left presents as public relations, but in reality they are about imposing their will on society.
If you’re white, male, and too successful, there will be SJWs on you like bloodhounds drawn to the scent of ‘privilege’, looking for for any dirt they can find. It’s not good enough that these innovators create technologies employ thousands of people and create billions of dollars of economic value; no, what really matters is how many women they follow on Twitter, if they have sufficiently ‘checked their privilege’.
Elon Musk is an example of someone who has created immense economic value through his revolutionary innovations and is respected the world over. SJWs, on the other hand, are ankle biters whose only purpose is to make people ‘check their privilege’, as some sort of perverse religion on their part whereby ‘salvation’ is through self-flagellation and submission to one’s own ‘privilege’. You have to understand that these people are useless to society…they have no redeeming value whatsoever except the entertainment value sane people derive from ridiculing them.
The good news is, online at least, the left is self-destructing. As evidence of the post-2013 SJW narrative collapse, virtually no one agreed with the Vice article. Like the cockroaches they are, their only recourse upon having a light cast on their nonsense is to scurry back to their crevasses.
This is not the first time the left has attacked Elon Musk and Tesla. As I wrote earlier, in 2013, the New York Times (which shills for GM and Ford, two brands backed by Obama and consistently rank ‘worse’ in Consumer Reports for reliability and customer satisfaction) published a hit piece on Tesla in which columnist John M. Broder deliberately ran his test Tesla low on power so he could write a negative review.