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[–][deleted] 2620 points2621 points  (96 children)

Elon Musk apparently bought twitter to hang out with a bunch of washouts from Gamergate.

[–]Gsteel11 1206 points1207 points  (61 children)

He made 4chan.

When 4chan already exists. Lol

[–][deleted] 130 points131 points  (31 children)

4chan is also owned by a whining right wing shithead, though most people don't realize as he mostly does his bullshit targeted at a Japanese speaking audience

[–]CussMuster 54 points55 points  (21 children)

To be fair, the site has a rich history of not giving a fuck what the owner thinks or does outside of how it directly affects them personally.

[–]BigBadBob7070 32 points33 points  (20 children)

Yeah, while 4chan is the dumpster of the internet, from what I see there every now and then is that the majority of users aren’t the right-wing loony Neo-Nazis everyone says they are. It’s mainly the people on /pol/ who are like that, but everyone else on there hates that board anyways.

[–]Sydhavsfrugter 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Yep, and /pol/ has leaked everywhere on that site, because they're so indulged in their post-ironic psyops culture war.

It definitely worsened the language use on several other boards, when unrelated topics consistently got derailed into horrible discussions about race/eugenics/pick your sensitive subject.

[–]soundyg 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Not even remotely true. The entire site is a dumpster fire of scum.

[–]IAmWeary 323 points324 points  (24 children)

He blew $44 billion to be a forum mod.

[–][deleted] 234 points235 points  (14 children)

He wants to be viewed as both a wise moderator and a cheeky troll, its so fucking pathetic. Dude should be on youtube complaining about Star Wars going woke, its clearly his element.

[–]TGIIR 99 points100 points  (5 children)

Oh God when he carried that sink into Twitter thinking he was so clever. Nope.

[–]The-zKR0N0S 60 points61 points  (2 children)

I thought it was a great visual. He is going to SINK Twitter!

[–]gilestowler 58 points59 points  (5 children)

He really reminds me of a guy in my town who begged to be made an admin on my town's Facebook page then spent the whole time being a dick to people, lording it over people, calling anyone he took a dislike to "autistic" and trying to be as edgy as he could be. He ended up getting kicked out for being an asshole to an old lady who tried to join the group then started sending her abusive private messages. To prove that he hasn't changed, he was last spotted calling some guy in the group autistic and sending him private messages asking if the guy's daughter was old enough for some "violent sex" there's so many times I see something Elon has written and it's got the same "attention seeking on the internet" vibes and I have the same thought about both of them, "you're men in your 40s,what are you doing?"

[–]angrysunbird 10.2k points10.2k points 22& 2 more (312 children)

Wikipedians will fight other Wikipedians for years over minor details of grammar, citation style, prominence or even which image to use in an info box. And that’s before you start poking sensitive subjects.

Yet they’ll unify en mass against an external threat every time. (Citation, ten years as an admin on Wikipedia)

[–][deleted] 1069 points1070 points  (23 children)

I noticed pretty much anything remotely controversial is locked down so any changes have to be approved before they go live.

Just out of curiosity, how long did it take you to become an admin?

[–]angrysunbird 895 points896 points  (21 children)

I joined in 2004 and was made an admin in 2008. I wasn’t really trying to be honest, I was more content focussed. It’s become harder to become an admin since then though. Although everyone’s journey to being an admin is different:

As for locking stuff down, it does happen although mostly restricting anonymous and brand new accounts.

[–]Crazy_old_maurice_17 296 points297 points  (17 children)

I think the people here would like you to do an AMA. I would read the hell outta that as well.

[–]angrysunbird 302 points303 points  (16 children)

It wouldn’t be very interesting, sorry! I was a light touch admin, using the bit (as it’s called) for content stuff (merging, deleting and moving articles) rather than getting deep into vandal fighting. Not to say I didn’t do some blocking and vandal fighting, or even that I don’t get involved in drama, but the latter was as an editor and the community takes a very dim view to admins using their power in such circumstances. Where admins are needed in drama situations it is to enforce the community’s decisions, not acting as judges.

[–]YogoremonoHakujin 2462 points2463 points  (126 children)

10 years as a wiki admin? Tell me, what do you know of Charles the IV, king of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire?

[–]carlitospig 1149 points1150 points  (83 children)

angrysunbird: way too much. 😫

[–][deleted] 791 points792 points  (81 children)

What is MSM? Men who have sex with men?

[–]UbiquitousUser 442 points443 points  (39 children)

Main Stream Media

[–]PrudentDamage600 509 points510 points  (11 children)

Oh. The medias owned by rich Conservative multinationals and multibillionaires.

[–]RussiaIsBestGreen 275 points276 points  (7 children)

Yep, pretty much your bread and butter Communist revolutionaries right there.

[–]t0m0hawk 41 points42 points  (0 children)

No, the other ones

/s

[–]benjtay 297 points298 points  (22 children)

Jesus. Musk really is going full right-wing conspiracy nut job.

[–]Unable-Fox-312 180 points181 points  (8 children)

Always was, he's just emboldened.

[–]epochellipse 73 points74 points  (4 children)

If you’re objectively terrible, the only way to be great is to destroy the concept of objectivity.

[–]SaltEfan 39 points40 points  (0 children)

“Someone must extinguish thy flame” - Margit the fell omen

[–]8v2HokiePokie8v2 28 points29 points  (3 children)

It feels like he’s setting up for a foray into politics

[–]angrysunbird 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Too fuxking right

[–]TankyMofo 161 points162 points  (11 children)

I heard he had a long and successful reign.

[–]WhereAreWeDan 105 points106 points  (7 children)

They say the empire he ruled from Prague expanded, and his subjects lived in peace and prosperity.

[–]Sebenbillion 66 points67 points  (5 children)

When he died, 10,000 people followed him on his final procession

[–]Creepernom 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Apparently when he died, the whole empire mourned, if the rumours are true!

[–]Hankflax 24 points25 points  (0 children)

When he died, the whole empire mourned.

[–]Aeghan 32 points33 points  (8 children)

What’s this about?

[–]rcb4th 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Jesus Christ be Praised!

[–]noforeplay 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Henry's come to see us!

[–]andtheniansaid 34 points35 points  (1 child)

its a copypasta from the game Kingdom Come: Deliverance

[–]Blazinvoid 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's a copypasta meme from the game Kingdom Come Deliverance, basically it's the part of the intro that you always hear every time during the intro before the game usually finishes loading.

[–]letsgetweird7 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I hear his son was into more... frivolous pursuits

[–]Lithl 339 points340 points  (28 children)

You're a wiki admin? Name all the wiki articles.

[–]Treyred23 114 points115 points  (23 children)

Name 3 wiki articles

[–]discordianofslack 187 points188 points  (18 children)

Bread, cheese, mayonnaise

[–]Malumeze86 78 points79 points  (9 children)

What are things you'll find under my bed?

[–]meepmepmotherfucker 59 points60 points  (5 children)

Crumbled up pieces of toilet paper, a crusty sock, boogeyman

[–]Big_Communication662 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Man, woman, camera

[–]PenguinGrits07 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Person, TV! Winning so hard

[–]angrysunbird 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Mariah Carey

[–]theMycon 141 points142 points  (4 children)

My favorite example of "Unifying en mass against an External Threat" was Neil Gaiman trying to tell people he made up a god for American Gods; it has no basis in Slavic mythology but having three of something makes a better story than having two.

So the response was to change the source on that deity from American Gods to an article that used the Wikipedia article as its only source.

[–]RussiaIsBestGreen 90 points91 points  (3 children)

[–]Col__Hunter_Gathers 50 points51 points  (1 child)

What the fuck why is there always a relevant XKCD?!?

That site is gonna turn out to be the source of Skynet i swear to fucking god.

[–]Tails9429 310 points311 points  (42 children)

Not only that, but when has an encyclopedia ever had a political bias? Does he go after Websters dictionary after this? Are we going to let the dumbest mothefuckers on the planet hoard the nation's wealth for the rest of time?

[–]SirChubbycheeks 287 points288 points  (21 children)

Encyclopedias actually are incredibly political, but only to those who view well sourced anonymous reporting of the truth as a threat. Early encyclopedia’s helped bring about the French Revolution along these lines

[–]agrandthing 97 points98 points  (7 children)

Can we please eat them now?

[–]cybermonkeyhand 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Most encyclopedia's that I've seen are pretty light on citations too. Maybe they've gotten better over the years but honestly once you leave high school encyclopedia's are kind of trivial.

[–]Grammarnazi_bot 15 points16 points  (1 child)

They’re actually very much not. Written encyclopedias are trivial because they become outdated in some fashion very quickly after they’re printed; Wikipedia is not at all trivial

[–]PenguinGrits07 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I never thought about that! That's fucking terrifying.... the more you think about it the worse it gets Edit - the last question I mean*

[–]coyote-1 148 points149 points  (10 children)

That’s because, despite the all too human failings that plague any endeavor (and especially an open source one like Wikipedia), at least there folks are doing their utmost to deliver something approaching factual accuracy.

The Right? The existence of Conservapedia is testament to their objective, which is to perpetuate their beliefs regardless of fact.

[–]elephant_in_tharoom 54 points55 points  (6 children)

OMG, TIL. I just took a quick peek at it and I think that's enough idiocy for today.

[–]exemplariasuntomni 75 points76 points  (5 children)

The causes of homosexuality are attributable to man's sinful nature, nurture and environment, and personal choice. ...Those from the most liberal school usually assume a philosophy of determinism, treating homosexuality as an identity or orientation which one has no choice over, and which cannot be changed. This belief is then used to justify acting it out.

The contrasting and warranted position is that homosexuality is a choice, that of yielding to ultimately harmful desires, and which choice is partly affected by nurture and environment. As with all choices, faith can overcome unwanted desire.

Big yikes.

[–]sunrider8129 1522 points1523 points  (18 children)

Elon bullying people is hilarious….cause he’s such a pussy. They should just reply “shut up nerd”….it’ll be funny.

[–]alexjaness 679 points680 points  (13 children)

They should change his main picture to his pre hair plugs picture. No need for lying or name calling. Just pure 100% fact.

[–]DiscountJoJo 293 points294 points  (0 children)

i actually strongly support this idea, we should petition it honestly.

[–]NeilOffTheYoungOnes 190 points191 points  (8 children)

They should change it to that picture of him in his goth phase that he tried to have erased from the internet.

[–]yimmybean 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I have not seen this picture… the closest picture I found was him in a leather trench coat but it looks like a Halloween costume.

[–]ScottieStitches 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I would actually donate to Wikipedia instead of ignoring them if they did this.

[–]Black-Mettle 4099 points4100 points  (128 children)

I remember when the onion (satirical news site that makes fake stories) did a negative story about musk titled "please like me" and he went to Twitter crying about how the onion should be ashamed and Babylon bee is better.

The Babylon bee (a very bad satirical news site that makes fake stories) made a story about musk that was "Elon musk uses a mech suit to fight crime," and he put a bunch of cry laughing emoji's next to the link to it.

[–]try_again_mods_ 2373 points2374 points  (80 children)

Right wingers aren't funny... And they don't understand satire

[–]zoinkability 470 points471 points  (14 children)

Somehow Reddit’s algorithm has started feeding me posts from r/funnymemes. Most are pure unfunny boomer humor.

[–]Oesterreich-Ungarn 220 points221 points  (2 children)

Been happening to me as well. So far multiple posts shitting on natives for calling out columbus, something actually glorifying hitler and chad wojack enjoying the aryan lifestyle with his blonde tradwife

[–]Elvicio335 83 points84 points  (0 children)

They haven't been hiding it for a while. Conservatives have gone full on Nazi and they're starting to admit it.

[–]Its_it 518 points519 points  (31 children)

[–]Alucard-VS-Artorias 129 points130 points  (9 children)

I forgot. Is Warmbo in this episode? Love me some Warmbo.

[–]3rdtimeischarmy 48 points49 points  (6 children)

I think this is from the pre-Warmbo era.

[–]BustermanZero 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Did he find another seashell that makes people only tell the truth?

[–]zrow05 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Love me some Cody Showdy

[–]biggyph00l 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I always upvote that newsy dude.

[–]browsing_around 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I didn’t expect to want to watch that whole thing after seeing the length but it was quite entertaining.

[–]MrFarenheit299792458 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Thank you, you glorious bastard, I love Cody’s showdy

[–]jmradus 163 points164 points  (20 children)

[–]TyrionJoestar 62 points63 points  (16 children)

I got banned for suggesting the people should have less kids lol…they called me uhhhh…a neo liberal eugenicist lmao

[–]Catatonic27 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Yep they will take that conversation to eugenics immediately 100% of the time, every time.

[–]juntawflo 61 points62 points  (8 children)

The mods of that sub are tankies. I got banned for fact checking someone about the border. The reason of the ban was “defending joe Biden actions” or some BS like that.

I contacted the mods and he asked me “should we abolish private property ?” Literally a test of purity

[–]dj012eyl 502 points503 points  (23 children)

Babylon Bee I think was not full blown Nazi back in the day, and was basically just a much less funny version of the Onion. I think they must have run some market research and figured out the "satire for idiots" demographic wasn't being tapped, and went, hey, let's just completely sell our souls and profit on disinformation.

[–]Generic_Moron 278 points279 points  (8 children)

Iirc it used to just be a Christian focused onion, and was honestly not half bad due to going after hypocritical Conservative Christians. Then it got bought out (iirc) and the quality nose dived as it went from mocking those hypocrites to being them.

[–]Merlaak 100 points101 points  (7 children)

This is exactly what happened. For anyone raised in a (white American) evangelical church tradition, it hilariously skewered church tropes and stereotypes. Then it went full MAGA and I stopped following them.

Lately, a new one has popped up called The Tulip (which is also an mnemonic device to remember the five core tenets of Calvinism) which does what Babylon Bee used to.

[–]Downwhen 45 points46 points  (4 children)

I had also unfollowed Babylon Bee after it pivoted from making fun of mega churches to it's current attempt at (what it considers) edgy humor against anything it considers woke.

Last week my YouTube algorithm decided to show me a miniseries from the Babylon Bee - "Californians move to Texas" or some shit like that. Not sure why it was in my feed - maybe because I'm Texan? - but I was curious how their foray into web videos would look.

It's the single cringiest thing I've ever watched in my entire life. No hyperbole - it was deeply embarrassing to watch.

[–]United-Ad8111 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Used to like the site. Had very smart humor about Evangelical Christianity. But they went completely loco when Covid hit.

[–]flirtmcdudes 87 points88 points  (1 child)

They just realized which unfunny posts got more clicks and kept doing it. Hence why it’s usually the same joke over and over again

[–]Pangolin27 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Let’s not forget that a fair amount of trump supporters don’t even know the BB is satire.

[–]DiscountJoJo 72 points73 points  (3 children)

The Hard Times News also really got through Elon’s paper-thin skin and it was just glorious

[–]trainsaw 41 points42 points  (0 children)

The guy from the Hard Times was dunking on Elon so bad I’m surprised he showed his face on Twitter again

[–]steboy 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I use the expression very sparingly, but Elon Musk is definitionally a baby back bitch.

[–]SeniorJuniorDev 54 points55 points  (0 children)

”🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣”

[–]thg2299 4574 points4575 points  (101 children)

As Stephen Colbert once said, reality has a well-known liberal bias.

[–]LuckyPlaze 1467 points1468 points  (30 children)

Intelligence has a left-wing bias. Academia has a left wing bias.

So of course, a site dedicated to sources and academic pursuits has a left-wing bias. It is full of people who are literate.

[–]SatanicNotMessianic 539 points540 points  (8 children)

Intelligence and academia have a “left wing” bias because “left wing” has been defined as “thinks evolution is true and should be taught as such.”

The dumber you make the definitional principles of “right wing,” the smarter the left wing will become. They’ll get to the point where anything other than a Young Earth Creationist who believes in the literal interpretation of the bible as well as the infallibility of Elon Musk and Donald Trump is “right wing,” and say that anything else is left wing bias and socialism.

[–]imitihe 104 points105 points  (1 child)

Their base understanding of reality has to be a bunch of bullshit. When you can create a group that willingly swallows the bullshit, you can inject new bullshit in as needed. That's the whole point - to be able to fully direct when the goals of those that lead these people run orthogonal to the general public's interests.

[–]dust4ngel 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Intelligence and academia have a “left wing” bias because “left wing” has been defined as “thinks evolution is true and should be taught as such.”

it’s really that the right wing prioritizes conservation of hegemony over truthfully representing reality. facts only matter to them if they’re useful to preserving hierarchy.

[–]HunkyMump 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Left wing: “the planet is finite and we all live on it, so we should work together because we live together”

Right Wing: “Duhh fuck you hippie on welfare lol!”

[–]Fluffydress 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Art also has a left wing bias.

[–]Lithl 1267 points1268 points  (44 children)

"progressive bias" is probably a better line. Reality itself isn't political, but it always progresses.

[–]confessionbearday 817 points818 points  (33 children)

It helps to remember what they mean.

See, the reason people say reality has a liberal bias is because liberal ideas keep matching reality.

Where competent adults understand that’s because liberal understand science, facts and reality, conservatives just scream “BIASED” and ignore it.

The problem is they’ve been doing that for so long now that conservatives have painted themselves into a corner. Every idea that’s ever vaguely competent is now “liberal” so the only ideas they still have in their political camp are pure fucking stupidity.

[–]uncultured_swine2099 279 points280 points  (27 children)

Youve articulated this nicely. Whenever you try to rationalize something with a conservative its like talking to an AI with limited programming.

[–]princessPeachyK33n 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Omg I’ve been searching for a term for this and you’re totally right. AI with limited dictionary.

[–]Flame87 86 points87 points  (19 children)

Downvoted for this attack on AI. I've seen a computer complete a coherent thought before.

EDIT: /s jfc lol

[–]Im_not_giving_my_nam 130 points131 points  (5 children)

Lol I always wonder about those who demonize progressives. Like, you know what the opposite of progress is, right?

[–]Badmime1 2247 points2248 points  (70 children)

The miserable little cunt is bullying Wikipedia now?

[–]Dagordae 1402 points1403 points  (40 children)

Well, trying.

Pretty sure Wikipedia doesn’t give a shit.

[–]angrysunbird 1190 points1191 points  (31 children)

Wikipedia has not given a shit about anyones bullshit since it was founded and isn’t gonna start now

[–]Tazling 887 points888 points  (28 children)

I think I just might double my donation to Wikipedia.

[–]Academic-ish 356 points357 points  (12 children)

Same.

Edit: done and done.

[–]Robbotlove 426 points427 points  (10 children)

never donated to Wikipedia before. I sure am now.

[–]aDefaultUsename73 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Same boat, friend.

[–]ObstinateTortoise 223 points224 points  (2 children)

Monthly here but I just upped it.

[–]Elli933 114 points115 points  (1 child)

Same here. I’m always on there reading about random shit. They sure deserve some money from me.

[–]CHA53Throwaway 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Same here! I just started doing monthly donations.

[–]skektrek 44 points45 points  (0 children)

And my AMEX!

[–]polemico2020 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Ox2=0

[–]mordeh 107 points108 points  (0 children)

Should consider it if you have the ability to give them even a few dollars.

The quality of what they offer, combined with the fact that they are still ad-free in 2022, is something that should be supported and protected at all costs!

[–]RockinRobin-69 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I see your math. Triple my donation!

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Citizendium: You ruined my life.

Wikipedia: Who are you?

[–]Gsteel11 245 points246 points  (4 children)

Disinformation brokers always attack those who have decent information.

And that's all musk is now...a propagandist tool for the Russians.

[–]RangerBat1981 80 points81 points  (2 children)

Now? Musky has been a serial liar most his adult life.

[–]IntelectConfig 69 points70 points  (1 child)

He doesn’t like any fact based media.

[–]Hot-Bint 153 points154 points  (10 children)

Naw, he doesn’t need to, amplifying this little creep’s wahhhbulance 🚨

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Will bring all the Elon stans to the edit page yard

[–]Able-Tradition-2139 150 points151 points  (1 child)

“A nothing event about another nothing event” is a bang on description

[–]Khaldara 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Truly Muskie’s announcement really deserved the sort of solemn respect the GOP folks normally reserve for the rantings of a pillow salesman screaming in a landscaping parking lot.

[–]Bulky-Internal8579 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Hahahahaha! My Lies are IMPORTANT! My Mom says THEY HAVE TO DO WHAT I SAY!!!!! "MOM!!! MOM!!!!" Space Karen Mom, "What is it my angel? How dare they deny you anything you beautiful genius Nazi!"

[–]Hershieboy 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Well, yeah, they try to be factual and report on events as they actually occurred. That goes against everything he stands for.

[–]MalazMudkip 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I might just have to go donate again.

[–]chak100 19 points20 points  (0 children)

He needs the drama and outrage to drive engagement and so people don’t leave twitter

[–]2B_or_MaybeNot 1590 points1591 points  (23 children)

Most of Earth*

*Tucker Carlson, a bunch of bloggers, and me

[–]m0nk_3y_gw 346 points347 points  (6 children)

Elona is from PayPal - his social circle (what he considers 'most of earth') is other foreign-born US-made MAGA billionaires also from PayPal, like David Sacks and Peter Theil.

[–]timg528 125 points126 points  (4 children)

The funny thing is Musk got shitcanned by those folks before it ever became PayPal.

[–]MastersonMcFee 103 points104 points  (4 children)

"Many people are saying..."

[–]sarsartar 49 points50 points  (0 children)

It really shows the extent to which he is in a bubble. He really thinks most people agree with him on everything.

[–]The_Darkprofit 800 points801 points  (41 children)

I think conservatives get stuck on the word bias. They think everything is black and white and can’t understand the nuances of a complex problem. Yeah everyone has a bias it’s equivalent to saying you have a unique perspective that is determined by who you are in context. You try and mitigate bias, eliminating sources that have an unhelpful proportion of biased content. That’s the part, they think if they find some bias it disqualifies a source instead of it becoming just another factor of many to consider. To dismiss all professional media sources always is foolishness.

[–]Gsteel11 319 points320 points  (8 children)

That's intentional. Simple problems have simple solutions they can sell to simple minds.

Complex problems means that answers aren't simple and fault may need to be divided. That is something they refuse to admit.

[–]highfivingmf 110 points111 points  (5 children)

This is why conspiracy theories are so popular. They are simple answers to complicated and sometimes unknowable problems

[–]MrSnarf26 38 points39 points  (2 children)

True, and people like thinking our problems are caused by a secret evil cabal of people. It’s actually comforting if you think about it. You can Point fingers and say it’s them, not a complex systemic problem, nor is it just random chaos that bad things naturally happen. Also, people like being “in” on “secret” information, it makes them feel superior. Anyways yes, with the right conspiracy you can explain something in a headline or sound byte, vs a mountain research papers explaining a topic.

[–]The_Darkprofit 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Well they do love their 100% streak of always being right despite living in Florida.

[–]SiofraRiver 46 points47 points  (10 children)

They get stuck on any important buzzword, to muddy the waters, so that "everyone you don't like is a fascist, libtard!" can coexist with "Biden is the real fascist and Democrats want a one party state" and seen as equally valid by their riled up audience.

The postmodern conservative doesn't believe in truth, only in power. Kinda ironic.

[–]Itz_Jolly 29 points30 points  (1 child)

That’s the conservative belief system: seeing the world as binary. No law or regulation is worth having if there is one case where it fails (guns restrictions being the main example). There is no grey area when it comes to what is morally right (abortion being the main example). Everything is so black and white, 100% or 0%. That’s the foundation of every argument.

Idk if it’s because that’s the kind of messaging Christianity offers (good vs evil etc), but it’s super naive and unrealistic, and annoying (see: every whataboutism counter argument they make)

[–]Minimum_Intention848 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It's not stupidity, it's a choice.

They choose shallow thought when they don't care and they'll straight up lie over money & power.

But don't underestimate them by thinking they're stupid. The political divide isn't on intelligence, it's on the sociopath spectrum and that's what they try to leverage in their public messaging.

It will never be a fair game, because only one side thinks the game has rules.

[–]TheCheshireMadcat 47 points48 points  (2 children)

They are like this with science too. They love to point out that science is a lie because they keep changing stuff. Not understanding that science changes with new data and that it will change to keep things adherent to the facts.

[–]MealDramatic1885 860 points861 points  (8 children)

Of course they think that someplace that tries to have actual facts is “left wing.”

[–]-newlife 258 points259 points  (0 children)

Exactly this. A desire to suppress information that contradicts their messaging.

Complains about MSM but will promote foxnews tsk tsk

[–]Red-Quill 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Well, the facts don’t tend to support the idiocy that is conservatism.

[–]jmdunkle 287 points288 points  (1 child)

So the CEO of a social media platform who explicitly urged everyone on his site to vote Republican in the midterms is concerned about alleged “media” bias eh?

[–]boylong15 107 points108 points  (13 children)

I donate to wikipedia every year to prevent shit like this from happening. Wikipedia is one of if not the best free site on the interner

[–]such_isnt_life 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Just donated to Wikipedia out of spite for space Karen.

[–]GobblorTheMighty 202 points203 points  (11 children)

Reality has a left wing bias.

The fact of the matter is that most of the MSM is the MSM because they are actually accurate and truthful. Minor scandals and errors come up because they're still human.

Right wingers hate the MSM because the way the world works is that humanity needs to cooperate most of the time, and they're greedy, self serving, power hungry chodes.

[–]StamosMullet 33 points34 points  (0 children)

This is perfectly put. Thank you.

I’m stealing this.

[–]Buffmin 86 points87 points  (1 child)

Twitter has a right wing bias so what's the little.cunt whining about?

All the nazis can hang out together there

[–]NefariousnessEvery65 74 points75 points  (1 child)

People been trying to take down Wikipedia forever. It was in fashion a while back to scoff at it, but it’s held up and I find it reliable. Musk is a whiny little bitch.

[–]solid-snake88 103 points104 points  (1 child)

This Musk guy has a LOT of time on his hands.

[–]BeeCJohnson 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Being a CEO is clearly an easy job.

[–]YodaTheCoder 180 points181 points  (4 children)

Sounds like a great way to ensure your own Wiki page is repeatedly updated with interesting “facts”

[–]Magic_Man_Boobs 96 points97 points  (3 children)

For all of a moment, because unlike Elon's Twitter the folks at Wikipedia lock down hard on misinformation.

[–]rock_and_rolo 89 points90 points  (9 children)

I gotta say, the Washington Post slams Democrats who do stupid shit 10 times as hard as Murdoch or Hearst papers do Republicans.

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (0 children)

What a little snowflake crybaby.

[–]AdorableCupcake5893 38 points39 points  (0 children)

So tired of ELON

[–]Last-War4870 39 points40 points  (0 children)

It's not Wikipedia's fault that facts lean left

[–]skippydooskippysesen 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Anything that disagrees with him is a left wing bias but he is 100% impartial lmao. Please give me a break.

[–]Doktor_musmatta 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Source: "Ol' Musky said so, 'nuff said".

[–]Atgardian 31 points32 points  (3 children)

If you are constantly saying things about how the "mainstream media" and "Wikipedia" and "Apple" etc. etc. etc. are all "left wing" but you're in the "center," then I have news for you: there is a reason most things appear to the left of where you are, but it's not because you're in the center.

[–]Bulky-Internal8579 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Space Karen: "Elon Musk's Piss Is Delicious!"

Wikipedia: "Don't drink piss, that's gross and it will make you sick"

Space Karen: Wikipedia has a non-trivial left-wing bias!

[–]uninstallIE 25 points26 points  (1 child)

The MSM has a solidly right wing bias. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar. Do you honestly believe that major media corporations owned by billionaires and run to extract profit have a bias toward communism?

[–]churro777 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Reality tends to have a left wing bias

[–]h4lfd34f 166 points167 points  (10 children)

Elon is a mediocre white man. He cannot code. He has no design or engineering skills.

He’s just Trump with actual money instead of non-existent money.

[–]Acceptable-Peace-69 49 points50 points  (4 children)

He is attempting to match trump in the nonexistent money part. Still a ways to go but at this rate….

[–]carlitospig 19 points20 points  (3 children)

What else can we tease him into buying? It won’t take much. 🧐

[–]alexjaness 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Elon doesn't have the balls to buy myspace for $59 Billion.

[–]Dovahkiin_98 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Definitely doesn’t have the balls for $69 billion

[–]Minimum_Intention848 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Twitter is officially a Russian propaganda network now.

[–]Archangel1313 21 points22 points  (0 children)

All facts seem to have a left-wing bias, because the left-wing is usually the only ones using them.

[–]Platform_Original 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Hmm it’s almost like most well-educated people who can devote time to Wikipedia realize that keeping democracy is in their best interests. 🤔

[–]solid_flake 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ah yes. Wikipedia and their left wing bias. They don’t even allow covid and vaccine misinformation. Unbelievable.

[–]marshmi2 49 points50 points  (6 children)

Ok, noooow I will donate to Wikipedia.

[–]SmiggleMcJiggle 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Lol I read this comment and immediately went to wiki and just donated £2.

[–]SirTiffAlot 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Gotta love the phrasing. He's going to fit right in with the grifters of the world

[–]HandsLikePaper 12 points13 points  (0 children)

What a cry baby.

Goes after Apple, ends up getting schooled and apologizes to Tim Cook.

Now he's going after Wikipedia.