As the left’s collective outrage over Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter grows, Amazon founder (and owner of the Washington Post) Jeff Bezos joined the triggering – asking in a Monday night tweet whether China now has leverage over ‘the town square’ because Tesla relies on Beijing for business.

Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?” asked Bezos, highlighting a tweet from New York Times reporter Mike Forsythe – who strung together a conspiracy theory based on Tesla’s reliance on Chinese battery makers, and the fact that China is Tesla’s ‘second-biggest market in 2021’ after the US.

Then Bezos replied to himself: “My own answer to this question is probably not.

The tone-deaf Bezos probably didn’t foresee the savaging he’d receive in the replies…