Hours after the day-long union strike in The New York Times, Twitter owner Elon Musk described the dispute as a battle between woke workers and woke management.
“Woke v Woke,” Musk wrote in a viral Twitter post that has more than 70,000 likes and counting.
Musk has grilled The New York Times several times in recent weeks. The billionaire slammed the publication less than a week ago because, as he explained, “The New York Times has become, for all intents and purposes, an unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians.”
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Musk’s comments came a day after OutKick founder Clay Travis revealed the social media platform’s internal decision-making process to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of 2020 after the world’s richest man dumped the “Twitter files.” . In the election, The New York Times was strangely silent.
“Not a single article in the @nytimes this morning about the @elonmusk or @twitter email.”
Travis continued: “No matter what your politics are, if you’re in the media and you don’t think the new revelations about the newspaper’s heaviest censorship in the history of big tech aren’t newsworthy, you’re not a journalist. You’re a propagandist.” “.
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On another occasion, Musk told The New York Times that he had suffered an “unprecedented” increase in hate speech since taking over Twitter. The Times quoted in its article attacking Musk: “Elon Musk has sent a bat signal to every racist, misogynist and homophobe that Twitter is open for business.”
“Absolutely false,” Musk shot back.
Employees at The New York Times have reportedly decided to walk out and strike after nearly 40 bargaining sessions between The New York Times Guild and negotiators.
Amanda Hess, the union’s second vice president, called on readers to “stand by” The New York Times staff and the “digital picket line.”
“We’re asking readers to boycott the @nytimes platforms tomorrow and stand with us on the digital picket line! Read your local news. Listen to public radio. Make something out of a cookbook. Break out your Wordle series.”
Outkick and Fox News are jointly owned.