New York Mag's Kara Swisher Claimed Musk Has ‘God Complex’ for Criticizing … Soros?

May 18th, 2023 8:46 AM

Both New York Magazine Editor-at-Large Kara Swisher and MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle clearly don’t understand the American principle of free speech. And neither appear to know who George Soros is.

Following Twitter owner Elon Musk’s criticism of the leftist billionaire’s gambit to “erode the very fabric of civilization” on his social media platform, Ruhle went apoplectic in a May 16 interview with Fisher on MSNBC’s 11th Hour: “Why is Elon Musk permitted by shareholders, employees, his board to behave in a way that no other CEO in the world can act?” So-called tech journalist Swisher harrumphed that Musk is “steeped in this stuff, it looks like. I don’t think he’s just playing around. I don’t think he’s just saying what he wants. I think he’s starting to believe this stuff.” Swisher went back to the leftist well and quipped that “misinformation ultimately grabs people’s heads and squeezes it dry.” Later in the segment, Swisher accused Musk of having a “god complex” because of his supposed tendency of “saying things over and over again so that they’re true.”

For Swisher to accuse Musk of having a “god complex” while Soros is in the same conversation sounds like harebrained satire. Soros admitted in his magnum opus, The Alchemy of Finance, that he “always harbored” an “exaggerated view” of his “self-importance.” He continued: “[T]o put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god or economic reformer like [John Maynard] Keynes (each with his General Theory) or, even better, a scientist like Einstein.”’ 

To put a point on it, Soros’ own “god” complex is reflected in the ungodly fortunes he’s spent manipulating media and politics around the world to fit his distorted view of an “open society,” even if it means knee-capping national sovereignty.  As he said in Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve: “‘Of course, what I do could be called meddling, because I want to promote an open society. An open society transcends national sovereignty.’” 

A quote from Soros chronicled in late New York Times reporter Michael T. Kaufman’s book Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire summarizes how he seeks to encourage the global society to adopt his leftist ideology: “‘Yes, I do have a foreign policy, and now I have it more consciously. My goal is to become the conscience of the world.’” In 2019, Soros told The New York Times that “‘[t]he arc of history doesn’t follow its own course. It needs to be bent.’” He continued: “‘I am really engaged in trying to bend it in the right direction.’” 

Oh, but it's Musk who has an issue with a “god complex,” right Swisher?

Both Ruhle and Swisher took turns trying to browbeat Musk for utilizing and promoting freedom of speech and even belched up disdain for what Ruhle called Musk’s “false narrative that when he took over [Twitter,] it was as though it was a plane and a nosedive; he was teleported into it.” 

Except, that’s exactly what happened. The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 21, 2022 that prior to Musk, Twitter hadn’t “booked an annual profit since 2019, and posted a loss in eight years of the past decade. The company’s net loss narrowed in 2021, to $221.4 million from $1.14 billion the previous year.” In fact, Enersection LLC founder Jeffrey Davies told The Journal that the old Twitter regime was “probably not worth more than what the debt stack is, quite frankly, unless you put a lot of option value just on Elon.” 

But Ruhle, who downplayed Twitter’s inherent revenue issues, griped: “Let’s be clear: The company was having problems, but they had a multibillion-dollar advertising business that he torched!” Swisher chimed in agreement: “They did.”

It appears that Ruhle and Swisher are really agitated over the fact that Twitter 2.0 isn’t as censorship heavy as the old regime. When Ruhle’s colleague David Faber over at CNBC tried to corner Musk over his tweets against Soros, the billionaire simply responded: “I don’t care.” In Musk’s view, “I will say what I want to say. If the consequence of that is losing money, so be it.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact MSNBC at (800) 952-5210 and demand it stop shilling for George Soros.