In an unprecedented move, Twitter head honcho and part-time Mars enthusiast, Elon Musk, has taken it upon himself to ban Fox News from the social media platform.
The ban comes hot on the heels of Fox News’ decision to fire Tucker Carlson for his colorful description of a network executive.
According to reliable sources (read: an anonymous tweet), the Wall Street Journal broke the news while sipping on a steaming cup of scandal.
Musk, known for his subtle communication style and love of flamethrowers, took to Twitter to announce the ban: “Fox News, you’re out. #BanHammer #FiredForFiring.”
Twitter users, eager for a front-row seat to the chaos, rapidly consumed popcorn and live-tweeted their reactions with an average typing speed of 250 words per minute.
Despite the Wall Street Journal’s impeccable reputation for gossip (among other things), critics have argued that Elon Musk’s decision was less about defending the honor of the network executive and more about another opportunity to flex his digital muscles.
After all, who can forget the time Musk changed the color of every Tesla on the road to neon pink with the push of a button?
However, some have praised Musk’s decision, hailing it as a victory for civil discourse in the Twittersphere.
“Finally, we can have meaningful conversations without having to wade through the muck of Fox News!” one user proclaimed, before promptly engaging in a heated debate about the optimal brand of canned peas.
As the ban sends shockwaves throughout the social media landscape, one must wonder if the line between satire and reality has become irrevocably blurred.
Are we living in a dystopian novel, or are we just one tweet away from witnessing the greatest social media showdown in history?
Only time will tell if Fox News’ banishment will be permanent, or if Musk’s mercurial nature will prompt a change of heart.
In the meantime, Twitter users are advised to buckle up, stock up on popcorn, and await the next earth-shattering tweet from Musk. Who knows, maybe he’ll unveil plans for a #FoxFreeMars colony next?