Reported Twitter buyout draws Erickson's skepticism

Google is in the process of negotiating to buy Twitter according to reports Friday, news that already elicited a negative reaction from one leading conservative blogger.

According to TechCrunch, Google is in "late stage negotiations" to acquire Twitter for somewhere between $250 million and $1 billion.

The proposal drew somewhat of a rebuke from RedState founder Erick Erickson, who tweeted:
Google to buy Twitter. #TCOT posts soon to disappear into the ether.


Erickson's "#TCOT" remark refers to the tag for "Top Conservatives on Twitter" applied by a number of right-wing pundits and lawmakers to their tweets. Those tags are then followed by two websites (TopConservativesonTwitter.org and TCOT Report), which rank and catalog those tweets.

According to Top Conservatives on Twitter, Erickson currently ranks 289th on their list.