The Monday Morning Teaser

There was already no lack of news Wednesday when Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter. We still had the continuing stories of the Ukraine War, the pandemic, a long list of anti-gay and anti-trans bills progressing through red-state legislatures, the drip-drip-drip of revelations about Trump administration corruption and conspiracy, and much else.

But Musk and Twitter are each controversial in their own ways, so the possibility that they might merge was like a pop-music princess dating an action-movie hero. Everything else faded into the background, and I kept waiting for the tabloids to make up a Bennifer name like “Twelon” (which Google tells me is already the name of a song).

I usually go one of two ways with stories like this: Either I decide it’s overblown and mention it briefly with a link to a fuller explanation, or I write a featured post with the intention of cutting through the hype. I’m going the second way today. “Elon and Twitter” should post by 10 EDT.

The weekly summary will try to cover all the ongoing news stories, before closing with a humorous ode to introverts. That should post sometime after noon.

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  • Ted  On April 18, 2022 at 10:25 am

    I believe that “elitter” might be a better portmanteu name for a social media network run by Musk.

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