During the Super Bowl, Twitter’s new owner sat with the owner of the biggest conservative media empire out there. That is, Dlon Musk sat alongside Rupert Murdoch, the chief of Fox Corp. and News Corp. at State Farm Stadium to watch Super Bowl LVII. Elisabeth Murdoch, an investor and producer, was also there.
The trio could be seen when a Fox Sports camera swung around and captured imagery of the group during the middle of the third quarter, showing them to be in a stadium sky box.
Predictably, the left lost it over the idea that the owner of, among other entities, Fox News, would be sitting with the owner of, among other entities, Twitter. Leading the panicked charge was CNN host Don Lemon, recently demoted (though he insists otherwise) to a morning talk show.
Speaking about Murdoch and Elon sitting with each other to watch the game, Lemon said that he was scared. Beginning his rant, Lemon said “you see Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch sitting together, that gets people to wonder and for some its confirmation that to say: ‘see that’s why he shouldn’t have done the interview with Fox, they’re all in collusion, out to get Joe Biden and the liberals and the administration.’”
Then, after another host called Elon a “rebel,” Lemon got the part about being scared, saying, in reference to Elon and Murdoch sitting together, “I am actually surprised they did it. I must say, it is a little frightening.” Watch that here:
Don Lemon: “You see @elonmusk and Rupert Murdoch sitting there together … it’s a little frightening.”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 13, 2023
Don should probably be more scared of his crashing ratings and his channel’s disastrously bad performance than Elon sitting in a certain box, but CNN was never known for its insightful points or thoughtful commentary.
In any case, Demoted Don Lemon isn’t the only public figure clutching his pearls over Elon sitting with Murdoch. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez did too, saying “Birds of a feather flock together🪶”.
Birds of a feather flock together🪶 https://t.co/ppW19alJZX
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 13, 2023
Commenters were quick to poke fun at AOC for both the ridiculous tweet and her obsession with Elon, saying things like:
“If @ElonMusk was hanging at the Super Bowl with the head of any of the DNC shills at the Big 3 or CNN and MSNBC, you wouldn’t say a word. People don’t have to agree on everything to hang out. They also don’t need your permission. Enough divisive nonsense.”
“AOC has HS girl vibes”
“Elon’s not going to date you.”
“You are a complete waste of a congressional seat and twitter followers.”
“Give it up, he’s not going to date you.”
“Elon Musk was a Democrat until Joe Biden’s corruption and pushing censorship (like you) drove him away.”
“You really are obsessed with this man aren’t you?”
“AOC has apparently given up on the Environment, Global Warming, and the American Auto Industry (and American jobs). All because Twitter now allows dissenting opinions. AOC is now just another partisan hack for sale to anyone with an agenda.”
Elon, in response to a tweet asking for joke answers about what he and Murdoch were discussing, said “Dogecoin.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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