Elon Musk challenges reporters by suggesting news-ranking website

The executive has been refuting poor coverage of Tesla, and in his latest tweetstorm, criticized news outlets for being hypocrites. How will the move affect his own credibility?

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Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk is challenging news outlets’ credibility—but his rants might be damaging his own image.

Just days after Musk turned to Twitter to counter a Consumer Reports review, he tweeted a series of posts criticizing publications’ “holier-than-thou hypocrisy” and suggested creating a website where the public can rate journalists and news outlets.

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 https://t.co/Ay2DwCOMkr

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2018

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 ones believes you any more. You lost your credibility a long time ago.

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