Jean-Pierre’s remark about Jacqui Heinrich (Fox News White House reporter) was the highlight of Jean Pierre’s week. She had made the accusation that Jean Pierre was a liar. “mischaracterizing”She spoke out about Twitter and Elon Musk being the CEO.
“Real fast, Karine? Just real quick, on Twitter, because you guys said you’re keeping a close eye on Elon Musk’s ownership. And I’ve — this is the first time we’ve talked to you since he released the files a few days ago. Is it the White House view that decisions at Twitter were made appropriately in terms of decisions to censor this reporting ahead of the election?”According to the reporter.
“Let me — you see — you mischaracterize, actually, what I — what I actually said, and took it out of context when you asked your question,”The press secretary snapped back.
“Look, when I answered the question — and I already — I actually already addressed this — about how the White House and the administration is seeing what’s happening on Twitter, we were — we follow also what’s going on just like you guys are reporting it, just like you guys are seeing,”She said.
“And what I was commenting to is like, yes, we’re seeing what is happening, just like you all are seeing what’s happening with Twitter. You clearly misunderstood or misinterpreted what I meant.
“And so, can you ask your question again?”She said.
Jean-Pierre was questioned by a journalist in November at a White House press conference if Twitter monitoring was being done by the Administration. “misinformation.”
“Just a question about Twitter. You know, there’s a researcher at Stanford who says that this is a critical moment, really, in terms of ensuring that Twitter does not become a vector for misinformation. I mean, are you concerned about the — you know, Elon Musk says there are more and more subscribers coming online? Are you concerned about that? And what tools do you have? Who is it at the White House that is really keeping track of this?” Reuters reporter Andrea Shalalsaid.
“So, look, this is something that we’re certainly keeping an eye on. And, look, we — you know, we have always been very clear and — that when it comes to social media platforms, it is their responsibility to make sure that when it comes to misinformation, when we — when it comes to the hate that we’re seeing, that they take action, that they continue to take action,”The press secretary stated.
“Again, we’re all keeping a close eye on this. We’re all monitoring what’s — what’s currently occurring. And we see — you know, we see it with our own eyes of what you all are reporting and, just for ourselves, what’s happening on Twitter,”She said.
“But again, social media companies have a responsibility to prevent their platforms from being used by any user to incite violence, especially violence directed at individual communities, as we have been seeing. And the President has been very clear on calling that out. He’ll continue to do that. And we’re going to continue to monitor the situation,”She said.
Musk was furious at it and caught his attention.
“Absolutely insane watching The Machine go after @elonmusk for defending free speech. This whole exchange is kabuki theater, from the ridiculous leading question by the ‘journalist’ to KJP’s obviously pre-planned response,”Dave Rubin is a journalist.
“Why are so many in the media against free speech? This is messed up,”The CEO of witter said it.
Why is the media so hostile to free speech? It is ridiculous.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022
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