Elon Musk fires back 2 questions at smug Twitter shareholder, Saudi Prince who rejected his offer

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Billionaire Elon Musk was subjected to the full wrath of the corrupt establishment after the news broke of his offer to buy Twitter and the idea that he could restore fairness and free speech to the social media giant was met with anger and disbelief as many took to the platform to air their grievances.

Musk’s $43 billion bid also drew resistance from major shareholders in the San Francisco-based company including one notable foreign investor, Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal who rejected the SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s effort to gain control over the platform which has become a vital tool that is essential for the rich and powerful to shape and enforce approved narratives.

On Thursday, the obscenely wealthy prince who has been dubbed the “Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia” for his vast business holdings took to the platform where he tweeted, “I don’t believe that the proposed offer by @elonmusk ($54.20 per share) comes close to the intrinsic value of Twitter given its growth prospects,”

“Being one of the largest & long-term shareholders of Twitter, @Kingdom_KHC & I reject this offer,” wrote Prince Al Waleed.

Musk punched back in a brutal response to the 67-year-old Saudi billionaire, drawing attention to his homeland’s long record of human rights abuses including an intolerance for freedom of speech which is forbidden by the rulers of the repressive Islamic theocracy.

“Interesting. Just two questions, if I may,” he wrote. “How much of Twitter does the Kingdom own, directly & indirectly?”

“What are the Kingdom’s views on journalistic freedom of speech?” Musk asked.

Saudi Arabia consistently ranks near the bottom in the annual Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index, clocking in at 170 of 180 countries rated in the 2021 edition.

There is also the matter of the heinous murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi of The Washington Post who in 2018 was brutally killed in a hit that U.S. officials believe was sanctioned by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

Twitter users responded to the spat between Musk and the prince.

“I love that Elon Musk’s potential influence in Twitter caused so much hysteria in the West while this Saudi billionaire’s massive role never created any concern,” tweeted Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald. “That’s because one says he believes in free speech and one clearly does not, and it’s free speech that spurs panic.”

Others weighed in with their own takes.

If a man can be judged by his enemies, Musk’s attempted takeover of Twitter has landed him on the bad side of avowed enemies of free speech both foreign and domestic.


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