Elon Musk spent Sunday’s Super Bowl with billionaire Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch as Musk continues to clearly align with the political right.
However, the Twitter CEO brushed off the criticism, using his favorite meme cryptocurrency.
The Super Bowl broadcast on Fox, owned by Murdoch and his family, showed Musk and Murdoch sitting together in a suit, with play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhart describing the meeting as “brilliant brains”.
The billionaire bro-down comes at a particularly intriguing time for Musk, whose $44 billion acquisition of Twitter and the social media site’s subsequent leadership against perceived liberal bias among “mainstream media” has fueled Murdoch’s own media controversy. has given air to Monitoring is compared. Empire.
But Musk, who wore a “Rodeo Dog” T-shirt emblazoned with Dogecoin’s Shiba Inu canine mascot in a cowboy hat at the game, suggested that the discussions between him and Murdoch were little more than a high-brow meeting of media minds. Was. was more comfortable.
Responding to a tweet speculating what the moguls were discussing at the Super Bowl, Musk responded with one word on his meme coin: “Dogcoin.” Dogecoin, the ninth-largest digital asset by market capitalization, soared as much as 6% after Musk’s tweet before paring overnight gains.
According to Forbes calculations, Musk’s fortune of $185 billion is the second largest in the world, while Murdoch’s net worth of $18 billion makes him the 89th richest person on the planet. Musk’s wealth pile comes almost entirely from his stakes in SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter – each of which he leads as CEO.
Murdoch’s fortune comes from his vast media holdings, which include Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, and the $71.3 billion sale of Fox’s many entertainment assets to Disney in 2019.
Despite saying he is not aligned with any political party, Musk has aligned far more closely with Republicans, calling Democrats the party of “division and hatred” and asking Americans to vote for Republican candidates in the midterm elections. request to give. They have inspired multibillion-dollar Dogecoin rallies before.
Twitter fueled rumors of the coin’s adoption, sending the coin up 12% on November 1 and supporting the coin to reach a high of $0.69 before saying the coin on Saturday Night Live. Compared to a “hustle”.
It is the second time in as many months that Musk has attended a major sporting event with a member of the billionaire’s right-wing family. In December, Musk watched the World Cup final with Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former President Donald Trump.
“I think the right wing billionaire media moguls need to stick together,” MSNBC host Mehdi Hassan tweeted on Sunday. “The next time you hear Musk pretending to be anti-elitist or anti-establishment or anti-media or some kind of populist, remember that image.”
”Elon Musk spent Sunday’s Super Bowl with the billionaire Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch as Musk apparently continues to cozy up with the political right.”