All we hear in the media about Elon Musk is “he smoked weed live on a podcast.” Or “he isn’t stable and should step down as CEO of Tesla.”
I will admit that I think he has put out some rather brash tweets, especially about the diver… but why is the News Media focusing on every single negative point about the man and none of the positives? None of us are perfect. We need to remember that Elon has an excessive work pattern and has huge responsibility with multiple companies. It takes a special kind of person to manage this lifestyle without collapsing, mentally and physically. This man should be praised for what he is trying to do for the human race. Trying to build green technologies and spaceships to further advance our species is a quality lacking in most people, especially billionaires with power. Imagine if all the billionaires and millionaires were half as interested in this sort of philanthropy; the world would be a much better place.
There are so many times that Elon has been in a war of words with reporters and media corporations.
Andrew J Hawkins, a senior transportation reporter tweeted “Musk continues his slow transformation into a media-baiting Trump figure screaming irrationally about fake news. Hope it works out for you dude!”
Elon Musk, then 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 ones believes you any more. You lost your credibility a long time ago.”
Big media corporations are certainly looking to write ‘click-bait’ articles as it is the easiest way to gain traffic; regardless of whether the reporting is accurate or truthful. Fortunately, many people are smart enough to see through the veil of dishonesty and research their own facts.
Tesla has been working hard on the autopilot system which will one day revolutionise the motoring industry. Unfortunately this year a Tesla’s autopilot failed, resulting in a woman crashing her Model S P85D and breaking her ankle. This small accident was considered news and painted Tesla in a negative light. It is outrageous that something so insignificant can make front page news when 40,000 people died in vehicle crashes, the previous year. This statistic is shocking and worrying, but gets virtually zero coverage.
In the modern society we live we idolise people such as the Kardashians, kids are watching other kids open toys on YouTube and it seems as though society is dumbing down. People like Musk should be shown as a hero and something that kids aspire to be. There is nothing more admirable than innovating for the future.