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Has Mainstream Media Been Fair To Elon Musk & Tesla?

August 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

What is journalism? Is it sharing a story? Is it getting to the truth of something despite the challenges or the consequences? Could it be a journey to the truth?  How do you decide the core message of a story? How do you know when the process of discovery is far enough along to publish your findings? How do you know when you're ready to have an impact on a reader or viewer who you may never cross paths with


Where In The World Is Jim Chanos? #Tesla #Pravduh #King

February 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A year ago, Jim Chanos was a a prominent supposed "expert" on the topic of Tesla [TSLA]. I'll start out by saying that I'm giving Chanos the benefit of the doubt in this piece and not assuming any nefarious motives. Though, I will summarize a popular theory that disagrees with that assumption as to why he has been so publicly negative about Tesla over the years, and I definitely think the theory could be true


11 Tesla FUD Claims Of Years Past

August 4th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

On a Tesla Motors Club thread, some members there recently shared a few old claims of perennial Tesla bears. It was a brilliant little move of reverse trolling, and it prompted me to do something I've been wanting to do for ages — dig up some old claims about Tesla from prominent bears and see how they held up to the light of today


Tesla Shorts Are Scared, Exposed, & Desperate — Memo To Media: Don’t Be Duped

July 23rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

First of all, let's be clear — Tesla is such a popular company now that many people in the media have to cover it, or feel inspired to cover it, who know very little about the company, its products, its history, or its finances. Some of those reporters and bloggers may think they got up to speed quickly, got the story straight, and rightfully came in with boxing gloves on to bash the company. The problem is that those people often didn't get the full story, may have consumed and digested absolutely incorrect information, and may be out of their depths in the general topics they're briefly covering (manufacturing, finance, cars, technology, etc.). I would say that, by and large, these people aren't evil — they've just been misled


Is The Possibility Of Perception Perversion The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble


The War On Tesla By “Click Reporters” Reaches A New Low

July 17th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

With the advent of the internet came a new type of information gathering we’ll call the click-reporter. This new breed lives by provocative headlines that bring in clicks from the mouse or touchpad of internet viewers, and it’s those clicks that bring in the ad revenue. Get the scoop, create the enticing headline and some text to support it, and you’re golden. Elon Musk’s reaction to such reporting has really stirred this month


Jim Chanos’s Anti-Tesla Short Seller Arguments Debunked (Video)

July 7th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

All innovative companies attract negative press coverage, but the tide of anti-Tesla scare stories and misinformation has reached such preposterous proportions that it has become a story in itself (remember, colleagues, we’re supposed to report the news, not make it). It’s widely believed that much of the mud, especially the articles that focus on financial and stock-market topics, originates with short sellers, who have collectively bet some $12 billion against the California carmaker



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