The Elon-WSJ spat is a microcosm of a bigger change: the media is splitting in two.
Regime media is the ecosystem of Fox News, WSJ, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, NYT, Facebook, and fact-checkers like Snopes and Media Matters.
Opposing them are the sovereign influencers
: everyone from Rogan to Tate
to entrepreneurs hustling merch
The main difference between the two groups is their attitude toward speech. The online sovereigns want to talk about everything under the sun, while the regime likes to keep a tight lid on what gets discussed, and how.
Over time, as the number of forbidden topics has mushroomed, the two sides have grown more opposed.