Twitter Takeover


Works Cited

“1,497 Mile (1,301 NM) Flight from OAK to AUS.” Twitter, Twitter, 24 Nov. 2022,

“@RealDonaldGOP Tweets Series.” Twitter, Twitter,

Bee, The Babylon. “We're Back. Let That Sink in.” Twitter, Twitter, 18 Nov. 2022,

“I'm Back. Thanks @Elonmusk.” Twitter, Twitter, 18 Nov. 2022,

“It Is with a Heavy Heart That We Announce That We Will Be Ceasing All Missions.” Twitter, Twitter, 11 Nov. 2022,

“It Is with Heavy Heart That I Must Concede to My Opponent, @Katiehobbs.” Twitter, Twitter, 11 Nov. 2022,

“I've Decided to Fly to the Failed State of California, Walk into Twitter HQ and Tell @Elonmusk He's a Legend. On My Way. .” Twitter, Twitter, 20 Nov. 2022,

“Majorie Taylor Green @Mtgreenee: ‘Why Does It Take a Billionaire Buying Twitter to Restore People's Freedom of Speech?"... That Means We're Not in a Good Place.".” Twitter, Twitter, 21 Nov. 2022,

Musk, Elon. “Comedy Is Now Legal on Twitter.” Twitter, Twitter, 28 Oct. 2022,

Musk, Elon. “Reinstate Former President Trump.” Twitter, Twitter, 19 Nov. 2022,

Musk, Elon. “Twitter's Current Lords & Peasants System for Who Has or Doesn't Have a Blue Checkmark Is Bullshit. Power to the People! Blue for $8/Month.” Twitter, Twitter, 1 Nov. 2022,

“Nancy Pelosi and I Do Not Agree on Many Things, but Them Thangs Thangin I'll Tell You What.” Twitter, Twitter, 9 Nov. 2022,

“Testing Testing Seeing If My Twitter Is Unblocked.” Twitter, Twitter,

“Thanks for Having Me Back, @Elonmusk.” Twitter, Twitter,


Discussion Questions
  1. How would you characterize the relationship between evidence and argument in this video essay? In what ways is that relationship similar to or different from what you have observed in more traditional, text-based arguments?
  2. How might you describe the tone of this essay? What kind of rhetorical impact does that tonal pose have for the author? In what ways does it heighten (or potentially deflate) their ethos?