Elon Musk Has Plans to Shake Up the Media

Elon Musk wants to name his journalist-rating site after Communist newspaper

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He went on to write that the public "no longer respects them" because they "lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie". "It is how they define themselves", he continued.

He followed that up with a series of tweets arguing that "sanctimonious" journalists were driven by constant pressure to generate clicks and earn advertising.

Elon Musk turned his attention from rockets, electric cars, and tunneling to lash out at the media this week, slamming the "holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies" and vowing to launch his own website "where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist". The CEO proposed calling the site "Pravda". "Musk didn't seem to mind the media when it was churning out fawning profiles of him", she notes.

The media has lately been catching up to what Torque News first reported back in December of 2017 - That Tesla had been misleading the media, fans, investors, and order holders for the Model 3. He said he may call it "Pravda", which was the name of the former Soviet Union Communist Party newspaper.

Pravda is Russian for "truth".

Tesla shares ended the day down 0.4 percent, at $277.85. "Could do so tmrw if they wanted". But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing?

Recently Consumer Reports (CR) tested the Tesla Model 3 and found that the auto had braking distances that were much longer than other vehicles in its class.

In a complaint filed Wednesday and obtained by Bloomberg News, the union alleges that the electric-car maker violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity. His follow up tweet was a poll, in which he asked the public if they thought his idea is good - at the time of writing, it has received nearly 500,000 votes, with 87% of respondents endorsing the Tesla CEO's view.

On a larger scale, Musk's latest tweetstorm is the latest in a pattern of increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter. Earlier this month Musk stated that he was starting a candy company and later indicated that he was "super, super super" serious about the venture. "You lost your credibility a long time ago".

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