QAnon is pretty much old news now; they emerged on the scene five years ago now, but if you listen to the liberals and their friends in the mainstream media, you would think they were on the cutting edge of relevance today.
The New York Times recently tied QAnon to Balenziaga’s ad campaign, and now The Washington Post is having a big time connecting it to Elon Musk.
The article in The Washington Post was published this week and comes from Drew Harwell. He goes for Musk’s juggler from the onset of the article.
“Twitter owner Elon Musk’s boosting of far-right memes and grievances has injected new energy into the jumbled set of conspiracy theories known as QAnon, a fringe movement that Twitter and other social networks once banned as too extreme,” Harwell wrote.
He went on to describe how the “billionaire” spread bogus theories about the violent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband to his 120 million followers. And Harwell said that Musk called for the criminal prosecution of infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.
Harwell said that the new Twitter CEO has “thrown around baseless accusations about adults sexualizing children, helping stir up an angry online mob against Yoel Roth, a former Twitter safety executive Musk praised in October for his ‘high integrity.’”
The Post writer does not mention that Musk deleted the tweet in question about Paul Pelosi or the fact that his claims do have merit after all.
And, can The Washington Post claim any high ground when it comes to writing anything about Twitter files? Yoel Roth was implicated in the blacklisting and banning of conservative accounts on the social media platform.
But none of that stopped Harwell, he wrote, “QAnon proponents have widely celebrated Musk’s impact at Twitter, including the ‘Twitter Files’ cache showing how company officials made content moderation decisions and Musk’s sudden dissolution on Monday of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, which civil rights experts had contributed to since 2016.”
Some of the liberal press like to put QAnon in the headline and then barely even mention it again in the article. The connection in readers’ minds is all they really are after. At least Harwell does discuss it in his Washington Post article, but his premise is still ridiculous. His assumption seems to be that Musk is responsible for how QAnon supporters interpret his posts.
Earlier this week, Musk tweeted a message with an emoji that some saw as meaning “follow the white rabbit.” It could have been an “Alice in Wonderland” or “The Matrix” reference. But some QAnon believers saw the rabbit as a nod to one of QAnon’s earliest online prophesies, known as “drops.”
Musk quickly mocked the suggestion that his message had these undertones, but that didn’t stop some from declaring that Musk was talking to QAnon.
Musk has never publicly supported QAnon, and those who know him indicate that they doubt he believes some of the wild things associated with them. The Twitter CEO does not fit the QAnon type. He is “generally pro-FBI,” and he said last month that he would not reinstate the Twitter account of Alex Jones. Jones is a conspiracy theorist who was ordered to pay more than $1 billion in damages to the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting for calling it a hoax.
Even the White House has gotten on board with trying to connect Musk with extreme groups like QAnon. The Biden Administration has said that Musk’s attacks are “divorced from reality.” This followed a tweet from him that simply said, “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”
All of this is still fairly amusing to Musk; his stock just keeps going up with all the attention.