Chief Twit Elon Musk is at war with Washington’s shiny new media property and seems to have it dead to rights.
Semafor, a news website started with great fanfare by former New York Times columnist and Buzzfeed News chief Ben Smith, accused Musk of funding his Twitter purchase with money from disgraced cryptocurrency mogul Sam Bankman-Fried. But it appears that just as Semafor pointed the proverbial finger at Musk, three fingers were pointing back at it.
“Sam Bankman-Fried, Elon Musk, and a secret text,” read the headline of an article this week by Semafor’s business and finance editor, Liz Hoffman. The story accused Musk of “gleefully” mocking the “downfall” of FTX, Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange, which has been exposed as an alleged Ponzi scheme that stole billions from