Ever since Tesla billionaire Elon Musk purchased social media platform Twitter (now X), he has increasingly become the object of hatred on the left. The richest man in the world was initially angry over the censorship on X. Last year he spent $44 billion to take over the company.
What has particularly bothered some Musk critics since then is that they don’t like X’s ownership, but they also don’t want to move away from the online platform. After all, some of them reach thousands of users with their accounts. One of these critics is German TV clown Jan Böhmermann. It seems they have now found the solution to their problem: “Inappropriate X!” He tweeted on X.
This is not the first time that Böhmermann has opened a front against Musk. In June, he called the Tesla CEO a “Nazi magnet.” Reason: Right-wing groups are said to have become louder on X after Musk took over the social media platform. At the same time, it is being said that money is being withdrawn from leftist accounts. This is unbecoming of a TV presenter who sells polemics against anything non-leftist as satire.
It is not surprising that confiscation is an effective tool for Böhmerman. The Germans have to finance their extensive attacks against non-Jago guild representatives in the program “ZDF Magazine Royale” with their broadcast fees. TV strategists can make a good living from this. He earns 651,000 euros annually at ZDF. Media and social media companies in private hands – this is not for Böhmermann. It would be better if “his” kingdom controlled everything. In his anti-Elon Musk tweet, the ZDF employee also wants to “make YouTube social” and “ban TikTok.” Brave new world without legal protection and without private property!
Böhmermann is no stranger to the underground Nazi movement against non-leftist personalities. For example, he once described German CDU politicians as “Nazis of substance”. After this the station management had to distance itself from it. He also made a name for himself by making cheap jokes about Austria and Sebastian Kurz. When it became known that the Austria-hater would also comment on the upcoming song contest for ORF, Dominik Knapp of the Vienna FPÖ demanded: “ORF must finally turn off its financial lights.”
Alice Schwarzer’s famous women’s magazine Emma once sarcastically named Böhmermann the “Sexiest Man Alive”. Reason: He is “the pinnacle of heightened masculinity” and a “heartless donkey”. Böhmermann “is not an enlightener, but a preacher; An honest man and an arsonist.” Moderators are given a hefty dose by public broadcasters.