The Big Picture

Vincent Boland: Breaking up is hard to do in the case of Musk and his unloved new Twitter toy

The unedifying Twitter saga has already exposed the Tesla tycoon as a clown, but regardless of how the case plays out, the rules around mergers and acquisitions may have to be rewritten

Elon Musk: his Twitter antics must have driven Tesla shareholders demented

Nobody – not a single person or private equity investor or billionaire with the money, time and patience – wants to own the world’s most famous social media platform. That is the only conclusion one can draw from the strange and unedifying saga of Twitter and Elon Musk.

For all his attention-seeking antics, Musk does not want to own Twitter. The founder of the Tesla electric-car venture, afflicted by an outsized case of buyer’s remorse, ...