Elon Musk Slams 60 Minutes for Blatant Attempt at Fake News About Him

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., unveils the company’s newest product Powerpack in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Say what you will about Elon Musk, but he’s quickly becoming the most fun person to watch on the internet.

In a recent interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, Musk discussed the state of Tesla among his thoughts on other things. According to the New York Post, 60 Minutes wasted little time taking things that Musk had said and editing them to bring his words out of the context they were spoken in. This caused Musk to go on Twitter and publicly shame 60 Minutes for the blatant lie.


The New York Post reported that the full transcript of what Musk said paints him as a far less cocky arrogant rich boy:

Having obtained a copy of the interview’s full transcript, Electrek quotes Musk’s unedited response as: “Yes… handpicked her? I asked for a chair, and the rest of the board was very supportive of that.”

The transcript edited by “60 Minutes” also portrays Musk as more arrogant than he is when asked if Tesla’s new chairman had the power to control him.

His answer, per “60 Minutes”: “It’s not realistic in the sense that I am the largest shareholder in the company. And I can just call for a shareholder vote and get anything done that I want.”

His full answer: “I mean that’s not realistic because I am the largest shareholder in the company and a very high percentage of the shareholders support me and the company. So essentially I could just pull for a shareholder vote and get anything that I want, provided I could get support for at least a third of the other shareholders. [That’s] not certain, but likely. At the end of the day the shareholders pull the vote.”

“60 Minutes” didn’t immediately respond when asked if its production about Tesla and its CEO sacrificed clarity for brevity.


It’s interesting that the media would attack Musk in this manner. Whether he’s become something of a pariah to the mainstream media wouldn’t surprise me, however. His actions as of late, including his fun on Twitter, may have triggered some sort of anger toward him.

This is probably has a lot to do with the fact that the thing that may have triggered the MSM was Musk calling them out on their crap earlier this year and explaining this is exactly why President Donald Trump won.

He even mused about creating his own site where people can rate the truth of articles and journalists. This is likely the last thing the mainstream media wants.



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