Elon Musk shakes up television with daring acquisition and dismissal?

    Over the years, Elon Musk’s name has been in the news frequently. It was claimed that the owner of Tesla, SpaceX, and X (formerly Twitter), who now tends to play a stronger role in the rapidly expanding field of artificial intelligence, had purchased the ABC TV network. This rumor originated as a result of a widely shared Facebook meme. But as time went on, it became clear that there was insufficient solid data to back up this assertion. One of the hosts of the talk show The View, Joy Behar, was featured in the meme along with the claim that “Elon Musk issued a tender offer to buy ‘The View’ outright for $17 and a coupon for a free appetizer at Applebee’s.” Furthermore, media outlets carried the image in addition to a report claiming that Musk had sacked The View staff members altogether.
    “In a surprising turn of events, Elon Musk, the influential CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has made a bold move that has grabbed the attention of the entertainment world,” stated the piece, which was first posted on the Love Style Facebook page. After acquiring ABC, he didn’t take long to fire the whole cast of the beloved talk show The View. Fans and detractors alike are in astonishment over this extraordinary choice that has rocked the business. It went on: “Sources close to Musk claim that he took this audacious move as a result of his displeasure with the show’s cliched dialogue and lack of originality. “I’ve been watching ‘The View’ for years, and it feels like the same tired discussions over and over again,” Musk said in a statement expressing his disgust. I think it’s time for a new strategy for daytime talk shows because I’m sick of it.

    This story turned out not to be true. Musk neither purchased ABC nor he fired the show’s cast.

    But as word got out, many others took the story to be real and circulated it again. A few even left comments, one of them saying, “I like this guy.” “The View” ought to have vanished long ago. Elon, thank you very much!,” said one person, while another said, “Roughly time. The American viewer’s intellectual bar needed to be raised by someone.