>> Tesla CEO, Elon Musk lashing out again, this time against the media. Just three weeks after a rant on a conference call when Musk cut off analysts, saying their questions were so dry they were killing him. The unpredictable CEO now has another target. In a tweet he says, quote, the holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them.
Reuters correspondent, Alexandria Sage.>> Musk's critique of the media comes after a slew of negative media reports. They go from delays with the production ramp of the crucial Model 3, consumer reports earlier this week critiqued the car for its braking system. They've had a series of crashes, there was a report of worker-safety by news organization reveal, as well as financial problems.
>> Musk is no pushing back with a plan, creating a website to evaluate journalist's credibility. He suggested that the public could rate the, quote, core truth of articles and track the credibility score of each journalist, editor and publication, and proposed calling it, Pravda. Ironically, that's the name of the official newspaper of the communist party of the Soviet Union.
By Thursday morning, less than a day after Musk suggested the plan, more than half a million people had voted on Musk's poll posted on Twitter, with 88% supporting it. One reporter with Tech website, The Verge, tweeted that Musk was slowly transforming into a media bating Trump figure. Musk replied, thought you'd say that.
Anytime anyone criticizes the media, the media shrieks, you're just like Trump. Why do you think he got elected in the first place? Because no one believes you anymore.