Elon Musk Pulls a Donald Trump; Criticizes the Media
Fake news… it’s everywhere…by Robert Moore, on
So, once Donald Trump took office, we definitely saw what it was like to see someone be criticized by the media and, in turn, we have also seen what can be said when that person being criticized fires back – the Trump\Media war against each other has been and still is going strong. Well, Trump is the only one who has a dissenting view of the media these days, and – big surprise here – the other crybaby is also a billionaire wonderboy that goes by the name Elon Musk. Of course, Musk didn’t take to social media to complain about the fake news and phony media but instead whined about it to all of the people on the conference call made to discuss Tesla’s scary loss of $619 million over the last quarter. The truth is that, like Donald Trump, Musk didn’t really have anything good to say about the media – even saying that the recent stories about firings at Tesla we taken completely out of context. It turns out fake news is everywhere.
According to Business Insider, Musk actually went on a bit of a rant, saying “Journalists and editors with low integrity failed to provide any context. The actual article would have read, ’Tesla fires 2% of employee base for performance-based reasons….’ Of course, that would be a meaningless article so, of course, they forget to include that. Shame.” And, so this isn’t taken out of context, it’s be reported that Musk actually yelled the word “Shame!”
For what it’s worth, musk has clarified that the number of people who lost their jobs was just 700, or – you know – that two-percent of his workforce. Of course, this isn’t the end of the story by a longshot. Lately, Tesla has been the focus of a number of lawsuits including racial discrimination, being anti-LGBT, the delay of the Model 3, cheating Stephen Platt out of shares, and it is even being sued by the UAW as the UAW believes Tesla fired some employees that were pro-union, just because they were pro-union. Of course, Tesla alleges that it is all based on the fact that they all (700 of them) were fired for poor performance, but you know how that story goes.
Is it just me or is everyone in line to fire Tesla for one reason or another. It’s kind of like all these actresses coming forward after 30 years saying they were raped or harassed. It’s like everyone is lawsuit crazy and if someone has money, they’ll be targeted. I mean, it’s not like Tesla hasn’t been in front of the firing squad before – there for a while, anyone who forgot what pedal meant go in a Tesla tried to sue the company. The point is, the company is owned by a billionaire, so there are lawsuits aplenty, to say the least. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some racial and anti-LGBT discrimination going on, but that doesn’t mean it really happened. I’d like to see evidence of this, just like I’d like to see evidence of all the other accusations made against people in power or under the famous limelight. Until then, I’ll just assume everyone is hoping to get rich quick.
What do all of you think , though? Is there discrimination and hatred going on over at Tesla’s factories? Are people being overworked? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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