(TheConservativeNews.org) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk tore into Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, after she took aim at journalist Matt Taibbi who assisted Musk in releasing the “Twitter Files.”
“The Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics asserts that journalists should avoid political activities that could compromise integrity or credibility. Being a Republican witness today certainly casts a cloud over your objectivity,” she said during a House hearing.
“But a deeper concern I have relates to the ethics of how journalists receive and present certain information. Journalists should avoid accepting spoon-fed or cherry-picked information if it is likely to be slanted, incomplete, or designed to reach forgone easily disputed, or invalid conclusions.,” she said.
After allowing him to respond for a brief time she “reclaimed” her time and tore into him more.
“Before you became Elon Musk’s hand-picked journalist, and pardon the oxymoron, you stated this on Joe Rogan’s podcast about being spoon-fed information: ‘Once you start getting handed things, you’ve lost. They have you at that point, you have to get out of that habit. You just can’t cross that line.” She said. “You crossed that line with ‘The Twitter Files.’
“It’s my time… Elon Musk spoon-fed you his cherry-picked information, which you must have suspected promotes a slanted viewpoint. Or at the very least, generates another right wing conspiracy theory. You violated your own standard, and you appear to have benefited from it,” she said.
Her position that journalists should get stories from sources who cherry pick information is laughable considering how many in the mainstream media were spoonfed, and promoted, the Russian collusion hoax.
Musk responded to her speech with a sarcastic tweet in which he linked to a story about the representative having to resign as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of its convention after leaked emails show an alleged plot by the Party to damage Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democrat primary.
“I think we should listen carefully to DWS, given that she is such an expert in ethics violations,” he said. “She was forced to resign as DNC chair after being bust rigging the nomination against Bernie!”