Elon Musk knows exactly what he's doing.
In the words of Jake Tapper, he is "pushing unvarnished anti semitism at a time of rising antisemitism and violence against Jews."
Musk knows that his "replies" to posts on X are scrutinized by journalists as eagerly as they are devoured by his proud fanboys.
And as Musk surely knows, his comment wasn't just a reply to a post. It was a reply to a reply. Go up one more level, and you see that Musk's "reply" is helping amplify a tweet defending the notion that it's OK to say, "Hitler was right."
With his comment, as The Atlantic's Yair Rosenberg points out, Musk is "literally" endorsing "the conspiracy theory espoused by the white supremacist who massacred the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue."
On Threads, MSNBC's Chris Hayes put it like this: "This is really disgusting! I, too, am over the genre of 'The bad rich man said something bad' but HOLY LORD."
To quote Yair Rosenberg: "I have no further commentary."
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