Elon Musk roasting Stephanie Ruhle, an MSNBC talking head, on Twitter exposed her Buffoonery in epic fashion.
It all started with the ever-snarky Musk having some fun with the recent alleged 4 Chan hack of Hunter Biden’s cloud storage. For those who missed it, the leak included some NSFW photos of Huner with some… allegedly paid female companionship.
Musk tweeted out a funny meme circulating around the interwebs.
Oh, that Elon! Such a scamp.
Apparently, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle felt the need to chide Musk for his crass behavior.
It didn’t take long for Elon to respond.
This appears to be an escalation of some verbal pugilism between Musk and MSNBC. As the New York Post reports, Musk lashed out at NBC networks in May after a monologue from MSNBC personality Mehdi Hasan. Hassan called Musk’s attempted purchase of Twitter an “unspeakably dangerous moment” and his ownership would lead Twitter to “the far right.”
If that happens, we may look back on this week as a pivotal moment, when a petulant and not-so-bright billionaire casually bought one of the most influential messaging machines and just handed it to the far right.Mehdi Hassan
Of course, Musk struck back, tweeting, “Same org that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early & killed it & built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people.”
Many in the general public share Musk’s sentiments about MSNBC in particular, and corporate media in general. Not only are MSNBC’s ratings in the toilet (down 33% in 2022 so far) but a recent survey showed more people completely distrust MSNBC than greatly trust the news source.
And, rightly so. After all, MSNBC is the home of such well-known media Buffoons like Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, and so many others.
But, let’s put aside the media Buffoonery; there’s another reason why Musk roasting Stephanie Ruhle is so laughable. Ruhle clearly didn’t read the room; in this case, the room being Twitter. Her personal lack of self-awareness and associated brand awareness sets her squarely in Buffoon territory. Musk roasting Stephanie Ruhle is proof yet again that he is approaching cult status.
Hopefully, Ruhle learned that we already knew: If you come for the troll king, you best not miss.