(FAIR— Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, is anything but subtle when it comes to marketing his own personal brand of nerd-cool CEO.

Musk’s latest wild business ideas include consumer-ready flamethrowers and a candy company aimed at trolling See’s Candies owner Warren Buffett. His own cutely named Boring Company has announced plans to dig an express transit tunnel from downtown Chicago to O’Hare Airport, and is currently digging a Hyperloop-equipped tunnel under the Los Angeles 405 freeway. It also intends to repurpose the dirt from the Los Angeles dig into Lego-like bricks for purchase by Musk-obsessed consumers

In a Twitter tirade last month, the billionaire announced his newest enterprise, a far cry from his usual quirky sci-fi tech projects: a website “where the public can rate the core truth of any article and track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication,” which he plans to call Pravda.

While his announcement was possibly in jest, based on the website’s being named for the former Soviet newspaper—and the variant he chose to purchase as domain name, pravduh.com—one of Musk’s employees indeed registered Pravda Corp in Delaware last year. Sharing similarities with Snopes and other factcheckers, Pravda looks to be, among other things, another instance of the time-honored Silicon Valley trope of inventing something that is already invented.

The advent of Musk’s upcoming journalism-rating website comes on the heels of big trouble at Tesla, which is currently the most-shorted stock on the market. The company is bleeding cash and is struggling to meet production quotas to satisfy the 450,000-plus consumer reservations for its latest low-priced electric vehicle, the Model 3.

Musk alleged in a company-wide email that a fire at the Fremont, California, Tesla factory was an act of sabotage by an employee, and the company filed a lawsuit against another employee alleged to have hacked a trove of company data. The CEO also announced layoffs of 9 percent of Tesla’s workforce on June 12, and some Tesla investors have called for him to step down as head of the company. Tesla’s autonomous car prototypes have been involved in more fatal crashes, and media coverage of the company’s woes seems to be reaching a fever pitch.

An odd earnings call, where Musk was antagonistic and dismissive of questions regarding media coverage of Tesla in comparison to other automakers, underscored the concern that Pravda could be used as the billionaire’s tool to hobble and undermine meddlesome journalists.

The Guardian (2/9/18) touted Musk’s “desire to push the limits of what was possible for private enterprise” as a point of similarity to superhero Tony Stark.
The Cult of Musk

Musk’s new war against the media seems somewhat surprising, given that his larger-than-life persona and seemingly revolutionary business ventures have brought him legions of cheerleaders in the mainstream press.

A sample of the many positive longform profiles from leading magazines, websites and newspapers:

In these profiles, Musk is usually held up as a Herculean ubermensch, a geniusworkaholic who will save humanity from fossil fuel–induced climate change, the only person with the sheer will to propel humans to Mars or the audacity to connect the world with super-fast Hyperloop trains.

Profiles such as these have helped Musk’s marketing influence extend far beyond just the mainstream press. Robert Downey Jr. based his portrayal of billionaire military contractor turned superhero Tony Stark in the Iron Man film series after Musk. A whole cottage industry of green tech, electric car and environmental blogs and websites like CleanTechnicaPlanetsave and Teslaratitrack Musk and his projects with unquestioned veneration and praise. He has his own subreddit of devotees, with over 46,000 subscribers, and Musk himself has amassed almost 22 million Twitter followers, making him the 87th most-followed person on the site and the second most-followed CEO after Bill Gates.

Wealth has convinced media of Gates’—and his wife’s—expertise on malaria, hunger and education, but it’s likely no CEO in the past decade has been showered with more unadulterated praise than Musk, both in the media and among employees. His fans show an almost creepy level of reverence towards the tech billionaire, suggesting more a cult of personality than a healthy respect.

For example, when a Musk interview with CBS This Morning revealed that his office at the Fremont Tesla plant had a less-than-comfortable couch, fans led a GoFundMe campaign that raised almost $8,000 for the billionaire. (Tesla later matched the fundraising sum and donated the proceeds to charity.)

Stephen Davis, the project lead at the Boring Company, half-jokingly told his boss during a livestream on the sales of his company’s novelty bricks, “We’re building a pyramid and a temple for you.” Musk has even been floated as a potential technocratic monarch/CEO by some of the wackier online segments of the alt-right.

If there is a temple of Musk, members of the media have been content to act as high priests, and their sermons provide the fuel for whipping up a frenzy of devotion to the “good billionaire,” the only person with the knowledge, spunk and wealth to fix all of society’s ills.

The Center for Investigative Reporting’s expose on worker safety at Tesla (Reveal, 4/16/18)
A More Perfect Union

Yet Musk has now taken aim at the very press that has lauded his vision and business acumen in the past, and provided him the initial platform for converting readers and viewers into True Musk Believers.

Along with negative media coverage of Tesla’s ongoing production woes and car crashes, a major spark for Musk’s journalism rating website was a report on Tesla’s labor practices by Reveal (4/16/18), an outfit of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting, that found that Tesla was underreporting injuries and had inadequate safety rules. Reveal claimed that Tesla’s Fremont factory underused the color yellow (which is prominently used in factories to denote safety hazard zones) because Musk did not like the color. Musk and Tesla disputed these findings, releasing an official statement saying that Reveal is an “extremist organization” that is “working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign.” On May 20, Musk tweeted that Reveal proliferates “carefully constructed propaganda with a name that would make Orwell proud.”

As this statement suggests, Tesla has fought internal battles with workers over unionization in recent years, over issues such as excessive mandatory overtime and low pay. After workers reached out about joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) in 2017, Tesla employee Jerry Moran put out a Medium post in 2017 expressing dissatisfaction with new requirements for employees to sign a “confidentiality policy that threatens consequences if we exercise our right to speak out about wages and working conditions.” Musk also attempted to placate his workers with free frozen yogurt in response to Moran’s complaint.

Another of Musk’s tweets, where he implicitly threatened to take away employee stock options if they unionized, could actually violate labor law.

In the same thread, the billionaire quizzically claimed that the UAW wants “divisiveness & enforcement of two-class ‘lords & commoners’ system,” going on to note that the “US fought War of Independence to get rid of a two-class system.” He also accused the UAW of having conflicts of interest regarding their former relationship with Tesla, which ended in 2010. In the past, Musk has (both incorrectly and simplisticallydecried the UAW’s labor practices as the major cause of the 2008 auto industry crisis and the subsequent industry bailout.

Musk presents himself as the hero in his own story, a plucky underdog, a disruptor taking on the entrenched power of automakers in Detroit, the fossil fuel establishment and the selfish stonewalling of unions. Never mind Musk’s $19.1 billion net worth, nor his wealthy family roots (his father owned an emerald mine in Zambia), nor the fact that his companies stay afloat in thanks partly to piles of money from government contracts and subsidies. Indeed, his companies have received over $4.9 billion in subsidies since their inception, according to the LA Times (5/30/15).

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Despite all his huffing about the press (finally) giving him and his companies a bit of critical coverage on his business models and anti-union views, Musk does have some salient points on the relationship between media and advertising. Just prior to his Pravda announcement, Musk tweeted:

Problem is journos are under constant pressure to get max clicks and earn advertising dollars or get fired. Tricky situation, as Tesla doesn’t advertise, but fossil fuel companies and gas/diesel car companies are among world’s biggest advertisers.

This is a fair assessment of the current dynamic in the media landscape, where pretty much all large media properties are owned by just a handful of corporations.

Those companies, including behemoths such as Disney and Comcast, are large, diversified entities with cross-sector interests that prevent them from taking critical stances on important issues, including climate change. These companies are also beholden to a bevy of advertisers whose ad dollars and “strategic partnerships” they would rather not lose, and so they forgo broadcast or publication of any stories that might provide critical coverage.

FAIR has covered the nefarious outsized influence that advertisers have on media companies’ on countless occasions throughout our history, specifically with our Fear and Favor Series. FAIR has also paid special attention to the media influence of the fossil fuel industry on topics related to climate change.

Time (8/26/02) told readers “how to save the Earth” without involving the auto industry–because the issue was sponsored by Ford.

To use an example straight from Musk’s enemies, the US auto and fossil fuel industries, Time magazine’s 2002 cover story, “Saving the Earth: The Challenges We Face,” provided a succinct encapsulation of the power of advertisers over media coverage. The article (8/26/02) and accompanying pieces in the issue were devoted to tackling the issues of global climate change and environmental degradation… but the issue failed to mention anything related to pollution from automobiles, a major cause of global emissions.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise: Ford Motor Company ran two full-page ads in the issue and was the exclusive sponsor of Time’s ongoing “Heroes for the Planet” article series. Ford is also mentioned in the cover article as one of the many fossil fuel industry players “getting it right on the environment,” along with such noble corporate citizens as Shell and Texaco. Absent in the magazine’s coverage is the fact that Ford lobbied for decades against raising fuel emissions standards.

Although Ford recently started publicly supporting higher fuel standards and hybrid and electric vehicles, they are to this day still members of trade groups like the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers that actively lobby the Trump administration for weaker fuel standards or delayed implementation. Time magazine’s relationship with Ford has continued through the present.

US media properties that depend on advertising to stay afloat frequently tiptoe between providing coverage that is just insightful enough to readers or viewers to be provocative, but sanitized enough to not upset or challenge power, especially the power of corporations. As Time magazine’s former international editor Charles Alexander said about his company’s corporate partnerships to the Wall Street Journal (9/21/98), “We don’t run airline ads next to stories about airline crashes.”

Musk’s accusation that the fossil fuel and auto industries have it out for him is likely correct, given the strength of his personal brand in marketing electric vehicles that threaten their core businesses. Yet this battle is indicative of a larger problem with the discourse in corporate-owned media: There only seems to be a reasonable level of debate about important issues concerning economic power when there are multiple corporate interest groups fighting against one another.

Just witness the debate during the Obama administration over net neutrality, a seemingly arcane telecom regulation that is nonetheless crucial in maintaining a free and open Internet. Had tech giants like GoogleNetflix and Amazon not provided the corporate backing against telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon, there is little chance that net neutrality would have caused the stir that it did in the establishment press, despite vigorous activism and overwhelming public support. (Net neutrality was recently repealed by the Trump administration and FCC Chair Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer.)

Elon Musk behind the wheel: Any time a billionaire gets involved with media properties should be cause for concern. (image: PBS NewsHour)
Watching the Watchers

In a world where Donald Trump’s boldface lies are taken at face value on Fox News and other right-wing propaganda outlets, a world where the establishment press is so driven to giving equal credence to “both sides” on any given issue no matter what the facts show, or a world where crucial issues like climate change get little mention in presidential debates, it’s no wonder that US trust in the media is at an all-time low. Musk realizes this as well, remarking:

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.

Yet by attacking Reveal, Musk reveals the instrumentality of his media criticism by laying it on a nonprofit organization not beholden to advertisers. Reveal and other investigative outlets fill an important and overlooked gap in the current media landscape: a voice against corporate power, for labor rights, in an era when prominent media outlets have largely abandoned labor coverage. This media neglect reflects and facilitates the ongoing onslaught by large corporations against worker bargaining power–an attack that has contributed heavily to stagnant wages and rising income inequality since the 1970s.

If the goal of the Fourth Estate is to act as a check on power, then Musk’s attacks on labor media likewise betray a lack of seriousness in addressing problems with the press. A critique of media that only engages when his company’s bottom line and his personal brand are threatened displays the same type of hypocrisy he decries.

The idea for Pravda has a number of other obvious faults, the main one being its lack of factchecking impartiality. FAIR has repeatedly explored the many problems of factchecking websites as neutral arbiters. Additionally, in today’s partisan, fractured and bubbled media landscape, readers and viewers define their own truth and narratives, regardless of what the actual facts might reveal. Musk isn’t even a good judge of media truthfulness himself: Last month, he promoted a site with ties to the alleged sex cult NXIVM.

Trusting individuals to decide what is truthful and what is not is a central part of media literacy, but if a journalism rating site like Pravda is used as a cudgel against journalists or outlets like Reveal who might be critical of Musk or his companies, it shows that it is far from some sort of neutral source. Indeed, Musk’s site would likely be used more by his devoted followers than by the general public, resulting in journalism ratings conforming to his own techno-libertarian, anti-labor political lines.

Any time that a billionaire gets involved with media properties should be a cause for concern among the most vulnerable, such as people of color, immigrants and workers. This is especially true if those billionaires have some sort of ax to grind with certain individuals or groups. Musk’s friend and fellow PayPal billionaire Peter Thiel notably orchestrated the destruction of Gawker Media after it outed him as gay in 2007.

Could a flurry of bad Pravda ratings be used to destroy the credibility of media outlets that attempted to go after Musk’s labor practices, or question his government subsidies? Given the widespread harassment of individuals who criticize Musk by his millions of Twitter followers, it is a very real possibility.

Moving humanity away from fossil fuels to halt the impact of global climate change is indeed a noble goal that requires massive and immediate shifts in production, government regulation and consumer tastes, and Musk’s personal brand helps elevate electric vehicles in the eyes of millions of people and the auto industry at large. But Musk’s massive fortune, anti-labor views,  political connections and cult of personality make him a dubious vehicle for a media reform project, and the public should remain wary of his intentions.

Who is violating the law protecting Tesla by withholding investigations and prosecutions?

Why are they allowing American citizens to continue to die from the 1.) "sudden acceleration electronics defect"; 2.) "The failed Auto-pilot electronics defect"3.) "The deteriorating and deadly lithium ion batteries" and 4.) numerous other defects widely documented in the news media and filed lawsuits?

"Why Elon Musk is a really bad guy and why his business operation is a corruption scam

By Former Tesla Staff

You may have run across Musk’s self promoting, narcissistic, multi-billion dollar, self-aggrandizing PR hype but here is the other side of the coin. We know these facts from personal interaction with Musk, his companies and his politicians. Everything in this letter can be proven in a jury trial, Congressional hearings or live TV debates. Musk will do anything to keep this information from getting out but… it is too late for him! While this may sound like a bad Hollywood movie script. It all really happened and there is now massive hard copy evidence to prove it.

Elon Musk exists because he bribed DNC politicians including Obama, Clinton and Senators Feinstein, Reid, Boxer, Harris, Spier and Pelosi to give him free taxpayer cash and government resources from the Department of Energy and the California political tax pool. This is proven when you follow-the-money and the insider trading, stock ownership and crony payola kick-backs.

The Energy Dept (DOE) has been covering-up organized crime activities at DOE in which DOE funds are being used as a slush-fund to pay off DNC campaign financiers and to pay for CIA/GPS Fusion-Class attacks on Silicon Valley business competitors. DNC campaign financiers and DOE staff share stock market holdings with each other under family trusts, shell corporations and layered Goldman Sachs accounts. The deal was: Obama funds Tesla, Musk conduits campaign funds to Obama, top Obama staff profit off of insider Musk stocks.

Elon Musk is a criminal, a mobster, an asshole, a balding fake-hair wearing, plastic surgery-addicted, bi-sexual douchebag, woman-abusing, sex addicted, tax evader. We can put this in writing because all of those identifications regarding Musk can be proven in court and are documented in existing lawsuits and news stories.

Musk exploits poor people and child slaves in the Congo and Afghanistan to mine his lithium and Cobalt. Look up this phrase on the top search engines: “child labor electric car batteries”.

Musk spends billions per year to hire Russian trolls, fake blogger fan-boys and buy fake news self-glory look-at-me articles about himself. Musk thinks he is the 'Jesus' of Silicon Valley and he will do anything to make the public think so. Musk is insecure because his father was abusive and his “trophy wife” Mother is overbearing so he developed sociopath-like mental issues. Musk has been professionally diagnosed as a 'psychotic narcissist. He publicly stated on an investor call that he uses drugs and alcohol to get through the night. We have the tapes.

Musk relies on Google and the DNC Main Stream News (MSN) to hide bad news about him. Fake News manipulator Google is run by Larry Page. Larry is Musk's investor and bromance ‘Butt buddy’. They share an apartment. Musk uses massive numbers of shell companies and trust funds to self-deal, evade the law and hide his bribes and stock market insider trading. His brother ran Solar City and is now under federal investigation for securities fraud.

A huge number of Tesla drivers have been killed; pedestrians and oncoming drivers have also been killed, and Musk covers it up.

The DNC and the MSM refuse to allow any articles about Musk's crimes to be printed because they benefit from Musk's crimes. VC’s Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson are so fanatical about not being embarrassed from a Tesla bankruptcy that they will pump the TSLA stock and threaten anybody who might disclose the Musk misdeeds. Peter Thiel, a Musk ‘boyfriend” also protects Musk. Musk, and his cronies, use Palantir, Google and related software to scan the entire internet every few minutes for any occurrence of the words: “Musk”, “Tesla” or “Tesla Fire”. They send trolls and fake bloggers (Many of them Russian) to put pro-Musk comments on the comments section of any blogs or articles discussing those topics and try to flood out the truth about Musk. In EVERY blog that you read that mentions 'Musk', at least 1/3 of the comments have been placed their by Musk's paid shills. There are no “Tesla Fan Boys”. All of the fanatic Tesla comments on the internet are Musk’s, Thiel’s, Jurvetson’s and Draper’s fake fanboy trolls. Musk, himself, stays up late at night pretending to be a ‘Tesla Fan Boy’on blogs. Main Stream News organizations who refuse to cover the story reveal themselves as shills and are then targeted for bankruptcy (ie: Time, Gawker, etc.) because they serve no public service.

The Silicon Valley Mafia promotes Musk as a "Tech God" leader but, in reality Musk is the same kind of "Leader" as Charles Manson, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Swami Rajneesh and Al Capone. His own people have sued him for fraud and lies once they realized that Musk-ism and Scientology had so much in common.

The 'Silicon Valley Mafia; cartel of frat boy sociopath venture capitalists like Steve Jurvetson, Tim Draper, Eric Schmidt, et al; threaten those who do not support the cult of Tesla or their political candidates.

Musk holds the record for getting sued for fraud by his investors, wives, former partners, employees, suppliers and co-founders. Elon Musk has gone out of his way to hire hundreds of ex-CIA and In-Q-Tel staff and assign them to "dirty tricks teams" to attack his competitors and elected officials who Musk hates.

Musk and his culture are being sued for abuse to women and blacks and the Unions hate him for lying to them. https://stopelonfromfailingagain.com reveals even more Musk lies.

Musk never founded his companies. He took Tesla away from the founder: Marty, in a hostile take-over!

Musk's "Starlink" satellites are domestic spy and political manipulation tools - never get your internet from anything SpaceX has launched. SpaceX is entirely a domestic spy operation. Musk's "Mars" scheme is just a PR distraction.

The same kind of EMF radiation proven to cause cancer from cell phones exists in massive amounts in a Tesla.

Musk can't fix a car or build a rocket and has almost no mechanical skills.

If you pull a report of every VIN# of every Tesla ever built and cross reference that with insurance, repair and lawsuit records you will find that the "per volume" fire, crash, death and defect rate is THE WORST of any car maker in history! Musk's lobbyists have bribed DOT and NHTSA to stall safety inspections. NO COMPLETE UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY REPORT ON TESLA CARS HAS EVER BEEN PUBLISHED but we have a copy of a hushed up report that would put Tesla out of business. Musk's 'Autopilot' system is a scam to get government cash BUT IT NEVER WORKS. The Tesla 'Autopilot' has crashed into police cars, pedestrians, swamps and driven owners over cliffs.

Musk is a lying con artist and partners with Goldman Sachs to rig the stock market. Sachs has a dedicated team of 18 men who rig stocks and valuation bumps for Musk.The "Silk Road" Cocaine and Murder-For-Hire website was created at Musk's SpaceX and Musk's In-Q-Tel staff ran two transport planes filled with drugs; listed as "Cocaine 1" on FAA records.

Over 1000 witnesses can prove every one of those claims in any live televised Congressional hearing! Senators Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and their associates own the stock in Tesla Motors and/or it's suppliers and mining companies. That is why they criminally help cover-up investigations of Tesla! All of this was reported, in writing, to James Comey, Patricia Rich and David Johnson at the FBI. Tesla and Solyndra sit on the same land and share staff, contracts and lobbying. California politicians own parts of both.

Why aren’t all of those parties in prison if it is so easy to prove the crime? Think back to recent history: the heads of the Department of Energy, the FBI, The DOJ and the U.S. Attorney General were kicked out of their jobs for corruption. THIS was the corruption they were doing. They all knew about this crime but they were covering it up.

Musk took over Tesla Motors in a hostile take-over in order to exploit lithium, cobalt and other mining corruption deals for his business partners. Let’s take a look at the ‘lithium’ in Musk’s horrifically miss-engineered lithium ion batteries:

His batteries cause wars in the Congo, Afghanistan and Bolivia from the corrupt mining deals involved with mining lithium and cobalt. Lithium ion batteries are insider trading-owned by ex-CIA boss Woolsey and DOE Boss Chu. Lithium ion batteries excrete chemicals that mutate fetuses when they burn; destroy your brain, lungs and nervous system when they burn; kill the factory workers who make them; cause Panasonic to be one of the most corrupt companies in the world; poison the Earth when disposed of; can't be extinguished by firemen; poison firemen when they burn; are based on criminally corrupt mining schemes like URANIUM ONE; Have over 61 toxic chemicals in them; come from an industry that spends billions on internet shills and trolls used to nay say all other forms of energy; and are insider-trading owned by corrupt U.S. Senators who are running a SAFETY COVER-UP about their dangers.

Apple products with lithium ion batteries have been exploding and setting people on fire. Over time the chemical dendrites, or deposits, inside each battery grow worse and increase the chances of explosion as they age - LITHIUM ION BATTERIES BECOME MORE AND MORE LIKELY TO EXPLODE AS TIME GOES ON AND AS THEY AGE. This is not a theory. This is a scientific fact. That is why you hear about more and more lithium batteries catching fire and blowing up. Additionally, scientists also speculate that the increasing presence of low energy nuclear background energy and wifi energy in the environment is making lithium ion batteries explode more often lately. This theory is upheld by the increasing number of FAA reports about commercial airline cabins suddenly “filling up with toxic smoke” as some lithium ion battery explodes in someones overhead luggage. As commercial jets go higher they lose the protection of the atmosphere and are subjected to more gamma (and other) radiation from overhead. This makes the already unstable lithium ion batteries on board blow up.

Tesla owner's had had more DUI's, abuse filings in divorce proceedings and crashes than any other car maker PER VOLUME. This makes Tesla the #1 car for douche bags and scummy people.

Tesla's own federal patent filing records confirm that Tesla batteries are as dangerous as this document reports.

"Bad Guys" have figured out how to make them explode remotely in devices by making the device electronics cause the batteries to overload. The dangers of lithium ion batteries are hidden by CNN and Main Stream News (MSN) because pretty much only the DNC people profit from them and the DNC folks control CNN and the MSN. George Soros owns part of Tesla Motors so that Soros can help conduit DNC cash.

The Obama Administration promised Silicon Valley oligarchs the market monopoly on lithium ion batteries and the sabotage of fuel cells in exchange for campaign financing and search engine rigging; United States Senators that are supposed to protect us from these deadly products own the stock market assets of them so they protect them and stop the FDA, OSHA, DOT & NHTSA from outlawing them. There have been thousands of defect reports filed on Tesla cars.

Tom Steyer is a notorious DNC financier. His partner, Margaret Sullivan ran, the federal USAID agency, USAID sent all of the DNC campaign financiers in Silicon Valley a federal ‘report’ from USAID that said there was “A TRILLION DOLLARS OF LITHIUM IN AFGHANISTAN” and promised to give those lithium mines, EXCLUSIVELY, to the Silicon Valley venture capitalists if they funded and web search manipulated the election for Obama to take over the White House. We have the documents proving this. In other words, a re-up of the Afghan War was caused by Elon Musk and it killed American soldiers so that Musk could buy more mansions and trophy wives.

If a Tesla battery gets wet it will explode and cause all of the other batteries to explode in a "cascade of explosions". Water makes Tesla batteries explode. In an accident, when a Tesla rolls over, molten metal & plastic can drip on & burn the occupants alive and seal them in molten metal.

Alkaline, NiCAD and hundreds of other battery chemistries DO NOT have all of these problems but Lithium Ion batteries get a monopoly because of politician insider trading owner-ships.

Tesla Motors has caused far more deaths and injuries than the world generally knows about. A recent fire on U.S. Highway 101 near Mountain View, CA, burned the driver alive and killed him. In Florida two kids died in a Tesla, burned alive, screaming in agony. A man died in agony in a Tesla crash in Malibu that set Malibu Canyon on fire. A young woman, at the start of life, and her boyfriend were burned alive in their crashed Tesla. There are many more deaths and crashes than you have seen in the Main Stream News (MSN) The deaths and the cover-ups are endless.

Senators Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and their associates own the stock in Tesla Motors and/or it's suppliers and mining companies and they cover-up and halt investigations and laws designed to save the public. They, and their crony's, spend over $1B a year to shill and troll hype about lithium ion batteries and cover-up the dangers. Lithium ion EVs are more prone to battery fires. Experts say that their lithium-ion batteries can fuel hotter fires that release toxic fumes and are more difficult to put out. Lithium ion fires keep reigniting which explains why it takes so long and requires copious amounts of water or foam (it is an electric fire, after all) to smother the flames. Tesla employee Bernard Tse and his team warned Elon Musk about these dangers in 2008 and they got fired and/or warned to "say nothing" by Musk. Three top Tesla engineers died in a plane crash next to Tesla offices in San Carlos after two of them agreed to become whistle-blowers.

The DNC bosses, Congress people and federal executives own the stock in lithium, Solar and EV markets and use kickbacks from those markets (Especially via convoluted campaign finance laundering via Elon Musk) to finance the DNC.

The DNC bosses and Musk use character assassination as their main political tool against any member of the public who speaks out against their felony stock market scams and PizzaGate-like scandals. The Harvey Weinstein reports by Ronan Farrow show that they have teams of hired goons that they pay to destroy people's lives.

They use Black Cube, Mossad, In-Q-Tel, Stratfor, Gawker Media, Gizmodo Media, Media Matters, David Brock, Sid Blumenthal, NY Times, Google servers, Facebook servers, Podesta Group, Perkins Coie, Covington & Burling and a host of "media assassins".

Gawker and Gizmodo Media set-up the attack stories and, in paid partnership with Google, Google kicks their attack links around the globe, in front of 8 Billion people, forever. Google locks the attack articles of its enemies on the front top search results of Google search results forever, on purpose! Google and Musk are partners-in-crime. Larry Page steals technology for Google and Musk meets with Larry Page to advise him on which technologies to steal and how to bypass FEC laws. Musk has exceeded FEC campaign finance limits by billions of dollars via “in-kind” services.

Had the full scope of these facts been acted on during the Obama Administration, Barack Obama would have become the first modern sitting President to have been arrested in the White House. Barack Obama was fully aware of these schemes, crony payola deals and corruption crimes and discussed the implementation of these crimes, daily, with Rahm Emanuel, David Plouffe, Steven Rattner, Robert Gibbs, John Podesta, David Axelrod, Eric Holder and Jay Carney in the Oval Office.

THIS corruption is what all of the big political scandals are about today!

THIS corruption involves TRILLIONS of dollars of corrupt mining deals, automotive and energy monopolies!

THIS is why the federal budget analysis reports are showing TRILLIONS of dollars of 'untraceable' losses from the United States Treasury from 2006 up to today!

THIS is why a large number of reporters, whistle-blowers and prosecutors suddenly, and mysteriously turned up dead!

THIS can all be proven in jury trial and in live televised Congressional hearings!

There is so much more to reveal but you get the picture.

This is all being covered up because top State and Federal officials are in on it, own the stock in it and are so deeply involved in it that they could go to Federal prison when this all comes out.

This is Part 1. There is more to be released. Show this document to the United States Senate and see what they say about all this..."

A complete guide to how Elon Musk has raised, and then spent, billions of dollars.

animation showing Elon Musk throwing dollar bills into          flames of Boring Company flamethrowers 


The company that Elon Musk built to usher in the electric-car future might not have enough cash to make it through the calendar year.

The anxieties that lurk beneath the tremendous ambition of Tesla Inc. moved into the forefront in recent weeks. The company again fell far short of its own production targets for the mass-market Model 3 sedan, another person died in a crash involving its assisted-driving feature and Musk entered into a public dispute with federal safety regulators. Tesla’s once high-flying stock, buffeted by a downgrade from credit analysts, has dropped 24 percent from its peak in September.

There’s a good reason to worry: No one has raised or spent money the way Elon Musk has. Nor has any other chief executive officer of a public company made a bankruptcy joke on Twitter at a time when so much seemed to be unraveling.

Tesla is going through money so fast that, without additional financing, there is now a genuine risk that the 15-year-old company could run out of cash in 2018. The company burns through more than $6,500 every minute, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Free cash flow—the amount of cash a company generates after accounting for capital expenditures—has been negative for five consecutive quarters. That will be a key figure to watch when Tesla reports earnings May 2.

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In years to come, we will all look back and wonder how so many people were taken in by this shyster, who makes Enron look honest.

A lot of Musk’s money has been extracted from suckers, who think he is God’s gift, as Bloomberg report:

One of Tesla’s greatest strengths is its ability to monetize the patience and goodwill of its customers and loyal fans. The company is sitting on a staggering $854 million in customer deposits as of the end of 2017.

Since Tesla sells its products direct to consumers, without relying on a dealer network, customer deposits are cash payments that essentially serve as interest-free loans—and these loans can stretch on for years. If Tesla were to go bankrupt, those deposit holders would likely be wiped out.

Tesla is holding customer deposits for two vehicles that aren’t even in production yet: an electric Tesla Semi ($20,000 deposit) and a next-generation Roadster (either $50,000 down or the $250,000 retail price paid up front to reserve a limited edition). Even customers interested in installing an array of solar roof panels or the company’s Powerwall home battery must hand over $1,000 to place an order.

Tesla doesn’t break out deposit numbers by car, but the vast majority comes from $1,000 reservations for the Model 3. When Musk first introduced the lower-priced sedan in March 2016, fans stood in long lines at Tesla stores. Two years later, the slower-than-expected pace of production means that most of the more than 400,000 reservation holders are still waiting. And new people appear to be joining the queue: As of April, the company reported “net Model 3 reservations remained stable.”

There’s an additional source of free money from loyal believers: An unknown number of customers have paid up for vehicle features—$3,000 for “Full Self Driving” capability, for example—that Tesla thus far hasn’t figured out or released to anyone.

The consumer psychology that sees hundreds of thousands of people essentially extending an interest-free loan to a public company is unusual, to say the least. Consider the devotion of Bruce Sidlinger, a 60-year-old aerospace engineer who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona:

“The morning after the Roadster was announced, I put a deposit down. Putting down $50,000 for a Roadster that won’t be out for a few years is kind of like buying a bond that returns zero. Elon Musk is one of our planet’s great hopes. I would offer a kidney to him if he needed it.”

Keep in mind that Sidlinger already owns both a Model S and a Model X. He drove across the country to Florida earlier this year in a car made by one Musk company so he could watch a rocket made by another Musk company take flight for the first time.

I think the phrase “more money than sense” rather sums it up

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