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".
'Problem is journos are under constant pressure to get max clicks & earn advertising dollars or get fired, ' Musk added. "Tricky situation, as Tesla doesn't advertise, but fossil fuel companies & gas/diesel auto companies are among world's biggest advertisers", wrote Musk.
After cool gadgets, gizmos, rockets, high-tech cars, tunnels, brain-linked computers, candy, the SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk announced that he is going to create a website that would give credibility ratings to individual journalists and news organisations based on their supposed truthfulness. "Thinking of calling it Pravda ...", he tweeted. "Musk didn't seem to mind the media when it was churning out fawning profiles of him", she notes. He said he may call it "Pravda", which was the name of the former Soviet Union Communist Party newspaper. "Pravda" means "truth" in Russian.
Musk ended the Wednesday tweetstorm with a sideswipe against the UAW, which has been trying to organize workers at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant.
"For some reason, this is the best I've felt in a while", Musk, who has built a showman reputation partly through his frank exchanges on social media, tweeted early Thursday, after his comments set off a storm of responses. "Could do so tmrw if they wanted".
The billionaire has been in the firing recently after a surge of negative stories about Tesla.
UAW charged that Tesla violated the National Labor Relations Act when Musk threatened to take away employee stock options if employees unionized, according to the complaint.
On a larger scale, Musk's latest tweetstorm is the latest in a pattern of increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter. Is it just another Musk prank, or is he actually serious about the idea? "You lost your credibility a long time ago", Musk responded in a tweet.
Tesla has been battling with overwhelmingly negative press over the past few months surrounding a series of production setbacks for its first mass-market vehicle, the Model 3 sedan.
Executive turmoil at Tesla continues apace: Now the electric automaker's engineering head is "taking some time off" from the company, Reuters reports.Doug Field, a senior vice president, .