The information Elon Musk handed over to journalist Matt Taibbi concerning Twitter corruption during the 2020 election season — which has now become known as the ‘Twitter Files’ — probably isn’t shocking to conservatives. After all, we already knew most of the information a LONG time ago, even if the mainstream media refused to accept the facts. But there is one, big takeaway from the Twitter Files that you should recognize. In this clip, Glenn reveals what he believes is the 1 reason this information drop is truly ‘disturbing.’
TranscriptBelow is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Let's talk a little bit about Twitter. Did you go over the exposé, that was done this weekend on Twitter?
STU: From Matt Taibbi?
STU: Elon Musk, basically seemed to give him a cache, of some sort of a bunch of emails about whatever the Democrats were doing, around the Hunter Biden laptop era. Right before the 2020 election. And he was going to go through it, and kind of see what was there. It was interesting, Musk wasn't trying to do it himself. He was doing it to, he was a responsible journalist to go through it.
GLENN: Oh, boy. Oh, boy. Okay. That's the second time you've said that word. And I just can't -- you said a journalist. And then respected journalist. The guy is a blogger. I know because I've read it in the New York Times. I've read it in politico. I've read it and heard it from NBC. MSNBC. CNN. ABC News. He's a blogger. I heard it from the rolling stone.
GLENN: And they should know.
STU: Because he worked for them, didn't he?
GLENN: Well, he was a contributing editor to the rolling stone. And took down some major things. But, I mean, does that make you a journalist?
STU: And now he's -- so even rolling stone is saying, now he's a blogger.
GLENN: He's a blogger. He's a blogger.
STU: Okay. And I assume they would say the same about Bari Weiss, who is one of the bigwigs over at the New York Times.
GLENN: Of course. She's a Substack blogger.
STU: Right. That is what they're trying to do here, to push this off.
GLENN: Which to me, don't you think that's changed?
I think journalist is actually less credible, than blogger. I mean, especially a Substack blogger.
I mean, oh, that -- you mean like Glenn Greenwald, and Bari Weiss.
And Taibbi. Yeah. I think I'm -- I think I'm going to run in that PAC and not the others. You listen to Bari Weiss, talk about her departure from the New York Times. And she talks about how there were all sorts of pressures within the organization, to not say what people believed.
STU: And they went after people who questioned the narrative the wrong way, over and over again. So you would think, when you're free to do whatever you want to do you at least will be honest about it. You will come out and say what you believe. And I think you got that from the initial Twitter files release. Which kind of deal with both sizes.
Saying, well, there were some stuff on both sides. And there were good Democrats in all this. But generally speaking, what it pointed to, was a real effort by the Biden campaign, as we suspected, to go after narratives, they thought, didn't serve them. But part of that was the Hunter laptop. Part of the reason why I wasn't all over this so far, is because I don't think we have the real picture yet. We have only a small slice.
STU: These documents were turned over to a couple of journalists, who have not had -- or, bloggers, who have not had the time to fully go through them and give us, you know, a moment by moment look as to who did what and how they did it, and I think it will take time for that to sort of marinate and go through the system.
GLENN: So here -- from 40,000 feet, here's what we discovered. Elon Musk released some of this inside information, and some of the documents that showed, a couple of things. One, the FBI was meeting with them monthly. And that is, as it got close to the election, they were meeting with them weekly. That is troublesome. Again, not something that we didn't know. But it is something that was called a conspiracy theory for a long time.
That's they were taking the Hunter Biden story. And they were getting advice from the FBI.
And the people inside of Twitter, were the ones that were torpedoing it, with the advice from the Biden campaign.
Well, that's what we found. So it's not new to any conservative. However, it is new to the press.
And it is new to the press. This is why this is a big deal.
You're not going to -- in my opinion. You're not going to feel like, whoa. Wow.
Look at that smoking gun. Because we've been talking about it.
We've known this was going on. The whole world has known, this was going on. And what they found was, the -- the right will get some things, you know on their side. As well.
But the disturbing part to me was, it comes through personal contacts. So it is truly -- would you call it nepotism. You know you have to know somebody. And if you knew somebody in Twitter, you could get the world changed.
And so you had people reaching out to their friends in Twitter. Reaching out to their former coworkers. Maybe at the White House. Saying, hey, look. This is a problem. Can you take care of it?
Yep. I got it. I'll take care of it for you.
STU: Of course, implicit in that, 90 percent of the people who worked in that, were liberal.
All their friends were liberal. So most of the stuff that got edited, were stuff that people wanted edited.
So it was not fair, as they pointed out. It's not balanced. It's not like both sides did the same thing by any means. The only thing --
GLENN: Well, both sides did the same things. But not anywhere -- you know when it's -- you know when it's one time for every nine times.
GLENN: That's not doing the same thing.
STU: Right. And I think the only thing that we need to see here. This is one of the things that confirmed what we were seeing going on. And what we had he would have of always occurring.
We already have evidence going down this road pretty significantly. This has backed it up. It hasn't reached to the level yet. That is to what I expect. I set the standard so high, for this. Because I assume what they've done is so terrible, during these election periods.
That we haven't seen that evidence yet. I think it will come out. We'll see it eventually.
So far, we haven't seen it. We have only seen 80 percent of what was going on. Not 100 percent.
GLENN: So here's why this is important. If you are in with the it crowd, the it crowd controls really, the narrative still in America.
Because the New York Times and television and everything else, still is caught in that.
Now, I don't know if the American people are still caught in that. But unless you get both sides, talking about something, it's not going to filter down to the average American.
Okay? And here's -- here's the really interesting part. First, they said, that this was a conspiracy. That that wasn't happening.
Now that we have the evidence and the actual documents to show that it is that way. What do they do?
Now, I am somebody that I just don't believe in coincidence. I just don't.
Sometimes, wow. What a coincidence. Sometimes, but I always look first, hmm. That's a weird coincidence. Are we seeing this anyplace else?
For instance, when they talked right after COVID started. They were all saying the same thing. And then they all started to say, the new normal. And then it went from the new normal to the great reset. And everybody -- all of a sudden, one day, everybody is talking about The Great Reset. As a positive. And they're not explaining what The Great Reset is. They're just saying, we need a Great Reset. Do you remember any of that?
This is what happened over the weekend. To take Taibbi. And destroy him as a journalist, they accuse him of PR work. He is just being a public relations person. To whom?
To, quote, the richest man in the world.
And what does that make it? Sad. Embarrassing. Humiliating.
Now, let me go through some of these things. This is the prime time editor for Mediaite. Matt Taibbi went from a fierce and intrepid journalist taking aims at the wealthy and powerful, to doing mundane PR for the world's richest huckster. Embarrassing.
Ben Collins. Senior report for NBC.
Imagine throwing it all away to do PR work for the richest person in the world.
Bloomberg. Editors are great at not just because they make your work sharper, but because they will ask things like, hey, should you be doing PR work for the richest man on the planet? MSNBC. Imagine volunteering to do online PR work for the world's richest man.
Let's see. Media Matters.
Matt Taibbi thread is a great example of overwriting when you don't have the kids, but you want to admit you're just doing PR for the world's richest person.
Matt McDermott. Doing PR for the richest person in the world should come as no surprise.
The correspondent for the New York Times, CNN, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and as a host on Al Jazeera. Tweeted, Matt Taibbi, what sad, disgraceful downfall. I swear. He did good work in the old days. Should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Selling your soul for the richest white nationalist on earth.
Oh, my gosh. The editor-in-chief. Something called popula.com, wrote one minute, you're scouring Goldman Sachs. The next, you're doing PR for the richest man in the world. Funny.
It goes on and on and on.
They all said the same thing. They're doing -- he's doing PR work for the richest man in the world. So what they're doing is, he sold out.
But did Matt sell out?
I mean, Matt left the mainstream media for a reason. What was that reason?
Bari Weiss left the mainstream media for a reason. What was that reason?
What was it? To sell out? Or to be able to tell the truth, that they saw, without some editor going, nah. That Hunter Biden is not really a story. Because it's a conspiracy.
No. No. It turns out, that the FBI was lying to you. It wasn't a conspiracy.
It is a big deal. Now, Elon Musk has put the Democrats on notice. He said that there's more smoking guns, to come.
He also said, he's not going to sign autographs, anymore. And he doesn't -- he doesn't want to be in crowds anymore.
He's -- he's a little concerned for his health. And I don't think it's because he's a smoker. He believes that he's living in some sort of a spy novel. And I think he -- he might be.
By the way, according to the Daily Wire, it looks like they may have interfered at Twitter. May have interfered in the Brazilian election as well.
Interesting. It's almost as if, these public/private partnerships, between those who want to control the world, and those who are the mouthpiece for the world, are seeing the opportunity by coming together and working together to make sure that the little people know exactly who they should vote for, and what they should think.