"Elon Offers to Buy the Blue Bird" Transcript:
David Bozell: Man, I really hope Elon gets Twitter. He has made the massive $41.39 billion offer to buy the blue bird.
Look, as frustrating as Twitter can be, I love it as a platform, as an aggregator. I've talked about it on this show before. But it's just the best news aggregation service out there. If you want to find out what the press is going to be talking about, Twitter is going to provide that for you.
Is that an accurate reflection of what the country wants to be talking about? No. That's why you've got a massive liberal media construct versus the conservative media construct. So you don't have...and we talked earlier this week about what could Elon do if he ran it, his modus operandi needs to be - making Twitter a better reflection of what's going on in real life, in the country.
Now, he's made this $41, $42 billion offer. He kind of went Michael Corleone on them. Remember that scene in Godfather one where he goes and visits Moe Greene and he sits and he's telling...oh gosh...he's telling his cousin that he wants celebrities to show up for the casino.
Now, Moe Greene will sell us his share of the casino in the hotel, so it could be completely owned by the family.
Hey Michael, are you sure about that? Moe loves the business. He never said nothing to me about selling.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
That scene came to my head when I read about this story this morning, where Moe Greene is the...how do you pronounce Twitter's CEO's name? Parag? But yeah, he's Moe Greene, right? He never said anything about selling. He [Elon] was like, oh, I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
But it just goes...I mean, I'll give you a quick example of this. So Elon is in the news, obviously. I mean, you got Russia, you got Ukraine. How about the fact that Biden's numbers are sitting in the absolute toilet at 33%, that could be a trending topic, but what does Twitter decide is a trending feature today of all days? I mean, with all this stuff going on. The number five trending topic, I think it was number nine in America, but number five in Washington, DC was hashtag, LGBTNPIT, which I had never heard of.
You look into it. LGBTNPIT is an annual pitching event, not baseball. It's an annual pitching event for queer, trans, and non-binary authors to pitch their books and ideas on Twitter to various agents and editors. I mean, every single topic around this on the trending line has more tweets, more engagement, more everything than this does.
And yet the lords of Twitter just decide, oh, this is the most popular topic, one of the most popular topics that people are talking about today, it's not! Nobody even knows what it is. But it's important! And what this means for America is the press lives on Twitter and they have this false sense that whatever trends on Twitter is what the important news of the day is.
So, when Twitter falsely jumpstarts a hashtag like LGBTNPIT, P-I-T, and tries to pretend as if it's a reflection of what's going on in the country and what's important out there, and the press just laps it up and for all intents and purposes, it's what's important...I guess it could be important to the press, to liberals in the press. I mean, maybe goofing around at an annual event for gay authors to pitch their books and ideas and op-eds to agents and literary agents and editors. And maybe that's important to most of the liberal media, but it's not important to the country! It doesn't even have a real high quantity of tweets. I mean, just trust me when I tell you that. It just doesn't even have a high quantity of that stuff. It's artificially inflated and thrown into your trending line.
So, again, Elon, the best thing you could do, if you're not going to blast the code, the Twitter code, into space and get rid of it, which would be another very cool thing for you to do - but if you're going to try to fix it and make it the town square that it can be - fix the idea that in the trending topics, at a minimum, Twitter is an accurate reflection of what is going on and what people in the country are talking about, not in New York, Washington hubs of media conglomerates.