Musk Has His Way with BBC Reporter – Watch
This BBC reporter probably won’t interview Elon Musk again any time soon. James Clayton did a Tuesday night interview with Musk and tried to push claims about “hate speech” and COVID labeling on Twitter.
Let’s just say it didn’t ’t go well…Musk made mincemeat out of Clayton in an epic exchange.
Musk uses a strategy throughout the interview that he should use over again when talking with the mainstream press. He just did not accept unproven premises that create biased questions. When a reporter tries to paint you into a corner, you just make them prove what they are saying is even true.
Here’s an example, at the beginning of the interview, Clayton tries to say that hate speech is more prevalent on Twitter now than before Musk took over.
Here is how that went…
CLAYTON: We’ve spoken to people very recently who were involved in moderation, and they just say, there’s not enough people to police this stuff, particularly around, particularly around hate speech.
MUSK: What hate speech are you talking about? Do you see a rise in hate speech? Just your personal anecdote, do you? I don’t.
CLAYTON: Personally, my, for you, I get more of that kind of content, personally. But I’m not gonna talk for the rest of Twitter.
MUSK: Do you see more hate speech personally?
CLAYTON: I would say I see more hateful content in that.
MUSK: Content you don’t like, or hateful? What do you mean? Describe a hateful thing.
CLAYTON: Yeah, you know, content that will solicit a reaction to something that may include something that is slightly racist or slightly sexist. Those kinds of things
MUSK: So you think if something is slightly sexist, it should be banned?
Musk certainly had the upper hand here and he just kept pressing Clayton for specific examples and he can’t even give one.
MUSK: You’ve said you’ve seen more hateful content, but you can’t name a single example, not even one.
CLAYTON: I’m not sure I’ve used that feed for the last 3 or 4 weeks.
MUSK: Then how could you see that hateful content?
CLAYTON: Because I’ve been using Twitter since you’ve taken it over for the last six months.
MUSK: Okay, then you must have at some point seen hateful content, I’m asking for one example, and you can’t give a single one.
CLAYTON: Right, and I’m saying…
MUSK: And I say, sir, that you don’t know what you’re talking about
Drop the mic!
BREAKING: @ElonMusk shut down this pro-censorship BBC reporter and left him scrambling on how to justify his own questions on misinformation and the supposed rise in hate speech.
Listen till the end. pic.twitter.com/J7L6eKtKJK
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) April 12, 2023