Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a scorched-earth approach to NBC on Monday after a left-wing Peacock host accused him of handing Twitter “to the far-right.”
“NBC basically saying Republicans are Nazis …” Musk wrote in a Monday tweet, responding to a video clip posted by another user showing Mehdi Hasan railing against Musk, calling him a “not-so-bright billionaire,” and complaining about his purchase of the social media giant.
“Same org that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early & killed it & built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people,” Musk added in another tweet, listing some of the network’s most notorious scandals in recent years.
Among the scandals mentioned by Musk were the Hunter Biden laptop story, which NBC frequently ignored despite revelations the laptop was not “Russian disinformation” as some news outlets claimed, as well as former reporter Ronan Farrow’s allegation that NB suppressed his story on the raft of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Musk also mentioned the scandal surrounding former NBC “Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer, who was fired from the network in 2017 after being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.