Has Hell Frozen Over? Former Twitter CEO Defends Tucker, Blasts CNN For Fueling Hate Just For Ratings

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 21 April 2022 08:30
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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he is aware of the false news reporting CNN advocates.

Dorsey engaged in a series of tweets after CNN host Brian Stelter’s attempted to slam Fox News’s Tucker Carlson for “always selling the same thing” Monday night.

The former Twitter CEO, who still sits on the company’s board, slammed Stelter for tweeting that Carlson is “selling doubt,” asking, “And you all are selling hope?”

After MSNBC contributor Elizabeth Spiers came to Stelter’s defense, claiming that the truth is “hope-agnostic,” Miss Universe Iraq 2017 Sarah Idan joined the conversation.

“Even @CNN sometimes sell false news,” Idan tweeted. “I know this from covering Iraq events in 2019. People need to understand every media is prone to either mistakes or deliberate corruption. Do your own investigation before believing what they’re selling you.”

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Dorsey affirmed Idan responding, “I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*** CNN.’”

When a reporter questioned whether Dorsey was “defending” Fox News and Carlson, he replied, “Not defending a thing. Holding up a mirror.”

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Stelter’s original post shared a column from the Washington Post that highlighted an episode of Carlson’s documentary series, The End of Men.

Dorsey targeted CNN in a separate tweet while responding to another user who alleged that the left-leaning network’s personalities “sometimes sell false news.”

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“I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f—k CNN,’” Dorsey said.

When Dorsey’s comments prompted a separate debate about what he meant, Dorsey responded to a post from tech investor and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao — who offered her view of the initial post.

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“I thought his point was that the press does the same thing, sowing doubt to promote white supremacy and get engagement, often amplifying bad takes, but now I’m not sure anymore,” Pao said. “Yes,” Dorsey said in response.

Dorsey also shot at a user who claimed it was “kind of weird” for the Twitter founder to comment on the spread of extremism, given concerns that social media platforms add to the problem.

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“I’m sure. and we certainly have seen what Twitter does positive and negative. I think the common denominator is the current ad model for all media, not just social media,” Dorsey said.

Dorsey has been outspoken this week as Twitter considers a buyout offer from Elon Musk, who offered last week to acquire the company for $43 billion. Twitter’s board of directors has yet to say whether it will accept the bid.

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