He didn’t even final one Scaramucci.
4 days after declaring he “wouldn’t wipe my ass with Twitter,” Matt Taibbi returned to the platform on Monday evening, sharing his newest Substack submit.
The anticlimactic return comes barely every week after he made a dramatic exit from the social media website following a public spat with the positioning’s proprietor, Elon Musk. Certainly one of Musk’s handpicked disseminators of the so-called Twitter Information, Taibbi stated this month that Musk had made Twitter “unusable” after the “Chief Twit” restricted hyperlinks to Substack over the publishing platform’s new chat function. (Musk has since eased up on the restrictions.)
“Starting early subsequent week I’ll be utilizing the brand new Substack Notes function (to which you’ll all have entry) as a substitute of Twitter, a call that apparently will include a value so far as any future Twitter Information reviews are involved,” Taibbi stated in his goodbye e mail to Twitter.
In a later Substack submit, the ex-Rolling Stone reporter wrote that he could be importing new Twitter Information threads to competing social media websites akin to Donald Trump’s Fact Social, claiming he was “nervous” after Musk seemingly disabled earlier threads in a match of pique.
“Extra #TwitterFiles reviews are coming. Holding up my finish of the deal, these will seem on Twitter first,” he wrote on Wednesday, sharing the quote on Fact Social. “They only received’t be on my account, since I wouldn’t wipe my ass with Twitter after the occasions of final week.”
On the identical time, he stated he’s “bought nothing in opposition to” Musk and can “all the time really feel grateful for what he did” by offering Taibbi and different heterodox journalists with inner communications from Twitter’s earlier regime. He additionally shared a link on Twitter at the moment to nostr, a decentralized social media platform that he stated he had joined.
“However he’s excessive as Snoop in a climate balloon if he thinks banning industrial rivals goes to unravel Twitter’s issues,” Taibbi added. “The entire thing’s actually a disgrace.”
On Monday evening, nevertheless, Taibbi was again to sharing his newest article about how a lot the mainstream press sucks on Twitter, 9 days after he introduced that he had chosen Substack Notes over Musk. And 4 days after he stated he wouldn’t even figuratively use Twitter as bathroom paper.