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Elon Musk vs. Linette Lopez

"Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things He Can’t Prove"

OK, I'll stop at the title.

The complaint isn't he's tweeting things that are false or lies.

The complaint is he can't prove his accusations, which then presumably are true.

If the accusations were false they would say intsead:

"Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things That Aren't True"
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 12:55pm
The tweet they are upset about:

> @lopezlinette has published several false articles about Tesla, including a doozy where she claimed Tesla scrapped more batteries than our total S,X &3 production number, which is physically impossible.

OK so he is saying she has false articles and gives very specific examples of what she is lying about.

So the criticism is he has no right to respond to her false claims about him?

That's a crazy claim right there.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 12:56pm
Musk: "An ex-Tesla employee just went on record formally claiming you bribed him & he sent you valuable Tesla IP in exchange. Is this true? Indeed, very simple question. To be specific: @lopezlinette, did you compensate or promise to compensate Martin Tripp for inside information about Tesla? Did he, under that inducement, provide you with exaggerated negative info, which you printed, but turned out to be untrue? You stated publicly that you “see eye to eye” with Chanos, the most prominent short-seller of Tesla. Have you ever provided him with material non-public information about Tesla?"

Yeah these are all great questions. Will she answer them? Or keep screaming "riiiiii!" and saying Musk is a fascist bully who is oppressing the press?
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 12:59pm
Official Tesla corporate statement from last month:

> Yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from a friend of Mr. Tripp telling us that Mr. Tripp would be coming to the Gigafactory to ‘shoot the place up.’ Police have been notified and actions are being taken to enhance security at the Gigafactory.

Sheriff investigated and concluded the threats, while made, were not credible threats, and closed the investigation.

Tripp's claims:

* Tesla used 1,100 damaged battery modules in Model 3 vehicles currently on the road
* Tesla was storing an excessive and hazardous amount of scrap in Nevada
* Tesla inflated the number of Model 3 electric sedans it had produced

Musk response:

* All three Tripp claims are factually incorrect.
* Tesla fired and is suing Tripp.
* Tripp hacked Tesla systems and stole proprietary data.
* Tripp sabotaged Tesla software.
* Tripp was denied a promotion and is thus disgruntled.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 1:09pm
Makes me wonder if Felix Salmon has been shorting Tesla.
Permalink Paul Daniels 
July 9th, 2018 1:09pm
A source with some of the stuff I was mentioning, plus emails Tripp leaked between him and Musk that only make Tripp look bad.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 1:12pm
Chanos has a long history of shorting stocks then trashing them in the media by spreading false information using his extensive network of friendly journalists whom he grooms.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 1:14pm
(testing if i've been banned)
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 1:24pm
How long can you short stock before it all falls apart?
Permalink Conspiracy Theorist 
July 9th, 2018 1:26pm
The leftist loonies on HK are now raising the fact that Musk was born in South Africa against him:

He must be a racist!
Permalink Karen Nixon 
July 9th, 2018 1:51pm
How long can you maintain a short?

Until your broker calls you up.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 (Moto phone) 
July 9th, 2018 2:31pm
Salmon calls those tweets bullying. While I think Musk is a jerk, some of those tweets were entirely reasonable. So I ask myself why is Salmon resorting to hyperbole in defending Lopez.
Permalink ,ndo 
July 9th, 2018 8:55pm
I was wondering the same.

Definitely a case of "The lady doth protest too much, methinks".
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 9:00pm

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