Stammering BBC Journalist Can't Answer Elon Musk in Brutal Table-Turning Interview
The BBC journalist had seemed to suggest that posts that were a "little bit racist" or a "little bit sexist" should not be allowed on the Twitter platform. Couldn't list a single 'hateful tweet'.
In a brutal interview, Elon Musk turned the tables on the BBC's US technology reporter James Clayton telling him he was lying and didn't know what he was talking about when he alleged Twitter had seen a rise in hate speech since Musk took over.
ICYMI - BBC reporter caught out by Elon Musk on "hate speech."pic.twitter.com/oC5yOolPAP— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 12, 2023
"I say sir that you don't know what you are talking about... because you cannot give me a single example of hateful content, not even one tweet. "You claimed that hateful content is high. That is false, you just lied."
The BBC journalist had seemed to suggest that posts that were a "little bit racist" or a "little bit sexist" should not be allowed on the platform.
Musk later shared a longer version of the clip, touching on the elements below and cynically observed, "penetrating, deep and hard with the BBC".
When the subject turned to managing Covid misinformation, Musk rightly asked the increasingly lost for words reporter whether, in light of recent articles on vaccine harms, the BBC had itself changed its Covid reporting policies.
This follows on from reports that the husband of BBC journalist Lisa Shaw, intends to sue AstraZeneca over her death. It also follows the media storm after the release of WhatsApp conversations by then Health Minister Matt Hancock. Many released messages discussed the best behavioural-psychological approaches to justifying lockdowns and what's been termed 'Project Fear'.
Interestingly, back channels have been working overtime to stop these revelations from continuing from the Telegraph which now has ownership of the messages. There have been no updates to the story for over a month. There was also an immediate new government policy announced to ban any future government-related conversations occurring on the app.
Desperate to remove the spotlight from on the BBC and its employees, Clayton eventually said sternly "Let's move on"... in the lowest countertenor he could muster.
Government Funded Media
This interview inevitably came about because the BBC was infuriated by a recent Twitter change that labelled the channel 'Government Funded Media'. The BBC protested about its 'independence', as indeed had Russia Today before it.
The channel is funded through legal fiat by the British TV-taxpayer under laws set down by the British government. Those who seek to avoid this tax, receive continual threatening letters from the broadcaster, suggesting heavy financial penalties. Some are even jailed, often the most elderly or vulnerable, who immediately confess to the trained BBC enforcers on their doorsteps.
Making the 'taxpayer' pay the BBC directly, rather than through the government first, is not a convincing distinction.
The BBC's links to the government can also be seen through its long history of employment and involvement with the Deep State.
Musk did later eventually agree to change the BBC's Twitter label to Publicly Funded, a distinction which now misleadingly implies that this is a voluntary process.
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