Elon Musk Sparks Criticism on Twitter After Photo Reveals Who He Sat With at the Super Bowl


Twitter users were quick to react after seeing a photo of Elon Musk sitting with News Corp chair and Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch at the Super Bowl.

Writer Molly Jong-Fast shared a photo of Musk sitting next to Murdoch at the game Sunday with the caption, “Rupert Murdoch and Elon musk because of course.”

Columnist Jim Souhan tweeted, “Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk sitting together. I assume Satan couldn’t make it because of a Nickelback concert.”

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The Intercept’s Jon Shwarz wrote, “One way we can tell Elon Musk is sincerely outraged by inaccuracy in the media is that he’s sitting next to Rupert Murdoch at the Super Bowl.”

Journalist Nina Burleigh added, “Elon Musk with Rupert Murdoch at the Super Bowl: After reducing the formerly worth reading Twitter community to bots and oafs, taking a box seat with the Oz of Fake News.”

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One user suggested they “can’t think of a worse duo.”

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Musk himself appeared to share what he discussed with Murdoch during the game.

Responding to a tweet asking what they talked about, Musk replied, “Dogecoin.”

Business Insider noted the tweet led the meme token to surge as much as 5% on Monday.

Musk has notably been a long-time advocate of dogecoin, as he adopted it as a form of payment in the merchandise store for his company Tesla, per Insider.

In December, The New York Times published an article about Musk’s politics titled, “Critics Say Musk Has Revealed Himself as a Conservative. It’s Not So Simple.”

The Times explained, “While he has not been shy about sharing his disdain for many Democrats, his enthusiasm for Republicans has been more muted. He has stressed repeatedly that his problems are with extremists on both ends of the political spectrum.”

Musk took to Twitter in November to comment on his politics.

“To be clear, my historical party affiliation has been Independent, with an actual voting history of entirely Democrat until this year,” Musk tweeted at the time.

He added, “And I’m open to the idea of voting Democrat again in the future.”

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