Elon Musk is making a push to land a Don Lemon show on Twitter, just as Tucker Carlson‘s started his own show on the platform — and Elon’s goal seems to be balancing right and left.
Elon made his pitch to Don Wednesday morning with a tweet inviting him to do a show on the bird app. He included a dig at CNN’s ratings, saying, “Maybe worth a try. Audience is much bigger.”
The move comes after Tucker’s Tuesday video tweet, announcing he’d be launching a “new version” of his TV show on Twitter — a move that was quickly welcomed by the platform’s owner.
Elon boasted, “On this platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever [Tucker] or anyone may say.”
He also made it clear he’s not involved in Tucker’s show or programming — “We have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever. Tucker is subject to the same rules & rewards of all content creators.”
Of course, Don and Tucker were fired from CNN and Fox News, respectively, on the same day last month. On the heels of Carlson’s announcement, Elon said he wanted more content creators, “particularly from the left” to follow suit.
He clearly thinks Don should be one of them.
BTW … TMZ broke a story about News Nation pushing hard to land Lemon and Carlson. We’re told the cable channel’s cooled on both of them due to the news about Tucker’s racist text messages, and Don’s low ratings at CNN.