Alex Seitz-Wald and Scott Wong at NBC News reported on Sunday that liberals are now in a world of hurt due to their angst over Elon Musk taking over Twitter. First-world problems!
The problem for them is that Twitter has become so essential for them, especially if they are trying to be journalists, that it is impossible to quit. The result for them is the horrible feeling of being torn against the new (Gasp!) free speech policies on Twitter instituted by Musk while absolutely needing to use Twitter as you can read in "Why liberal Washington can’t quit Twitter."
Washington was one of the first places to grasp the potential power of Twitter, and it may be one of the last places to abandon it as many raise concerns about the platform's new direction, despite the hand-wringing of its biggest blue-voting, blue-check-marked users.
“I’m just coming up with coping mechanisms for how I can still use this thing,” said Alex Vindman, the former Army lieutenant colonel and National Security Council official who was at the center of former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment.
Thank you NBC News for acknowledging that Vindman is a liberal which explains a lot about his motivation in setting in motion the first Trump impeachment. They didn't get to this thread:
Not a shrink, but have come to a logical conclusion that Alexander S. Vindman needs professional help. pic.twitter.com/LzImROeuJU— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) December 12, 2022
Another liberal in need of "coping mechanisms" appears to be Molly Jong-Fast:
“Until there is a viable alternative, I will be at Twitter and you will have to pry my fingers from my phone,” said Molly Jong-Fast, a writer who rose to anti-Trump “Resistance” fame and amassed more than 1 million followers.
Democrat politicians seem to be wrestling with their souls over whether to stay on Twitter:
“I want to be diplomatic. I think Musk is an entitled jerk, and so participating in a platform of his just helps him out, and I generally don’t like helping out entitled jerks,” said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Hillary Clinton’s typically mild-mannered 2016 vice presidential running mate.
Still, Kaine said he’s “in dialogue with my staff” about leaving, showing that quitting is easier said than done.
...Asked to answer questions about the platform, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who has nearly 5 million combined followers, replied with a smile: “Definitely not Twitter.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with 12.8 million followers, also waved off questions about the platform. “I just have not put any of my brain cells onto Twitter strategies,” Warren said.
Please don't leave Elizabeth! After all your infamous 2018 Tweetstorm rant over your genetic test revealing you might be 1/1024 Native (or South) American provided perhaps the best Twitter comedy entertainment of that year and there is still a possibility for an hilarious encore.
Perhaps the funniest of all reactions as to the question of leaving Twitter came from the host of an NPR comedy/game show although in this case, his comedy was inadvertent due to his "revenge" on Musk hilariously boomeranged on him:
Peter Sagal, the Chicago host of NPR’s political comedy show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, refused to buy a Tesla because he didn’t want to support Musk and instead ended up with a Chevy Bolt, which he calls “basically a glorified golf cart”
But giving up Twitter will be harder for the self-professed Twitter addict with more than 300,000 followers. He’s cut back on putting out his own tweets, but says the platform is still the best news feed around.
So Sagal is still on Twitter but somehow "punished" Musk by refusing to buy a Tesla in favor of wasting his money on a "glorified golf cart." Last very hearty laugh goes to Elon Musk due to Sagal's hilariously expensive self-own.