Emotional attachments to narratives and the CDC’s private Twitter portal

Freedom Cocktail

Today we start with the tweet Elon Musk dropped on Sunday where he said his pronouns were “Prosecute” and “Fauci.” We dive into that and it reminded me of a story I had been holding for about a week. But, before I tie the Musk tweet with the story I had been saving, we have to get into the rip and read culture within “journalism.”

Erica Marsh put out a tweet late yesterday stating “prominent attorneys” are suddenly looking at whether or not Elon Musk lied on his citizenship application. This leads me to a side-story about tying emotional responses to typed messages and how dumb it is to do that. That story ties back around to the tweet, which turns out to be nearly identical from dozens and dozens of other people on Twitter. No one bothers to look, research or see if it is even remotely true. It…

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