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Jalopnik silence is deafening!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mycroft, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Here is a supposedly auto-focused website, devoted ostensibly to all things auto related and there hasn't been a peep about the Automobile Magazine, Yahoo! Auto, or even Motor Trend CAR OF THE FRICKIN' YEAR!

    WOW!
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    They're powering up the snark laser.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Matt Hardigree is working hard at it as we speak...
     
  4. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    The Truth About Cars as well, hasn't seemed to comment at all on these recent developments, even though they were so keen on independent range verification, and then Motor Trend verified it, and then, nothing.
     
  5. Yuri_G

    Yuri_G Member

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    It's hard to admit when you are wrong. It's really hard to admit when you are so far off the mark you look foolish. I doubt they'll write anything about the Model S until there is a sliver of negative news.
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Difficult or not, journalistic ethics... heck, general ethics... is far more valuable than being "right". You'd think they'd get that and take it as an opportunity.
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It's auto news, right? All they have to do is mention it. Strange but not unexpected.
     
  8. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    By remaining silent Jalopnik and The Truth about Cars merely reenforce their own irrelevance.

    Do you think that Chris Paine will have them as cameos in his next movie, Triumph of the Electric Car? :wink:


    Larry
     
  9. Lyon

    Lyon 2012 S P85, 2016 X P90D

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    Jalopnik is frat-boy journalism. They bombastically denigrate things they don't like and over-hype the things they do (most of these are idiotic). It's not journalism, it's theater for like-minded folks. Like Fox News but for cars.
     
  10. Spurkey

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  11. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Try to concede that Jalopnik/gawker media encountered some web site outages when hurricane Sandy hit New York. Pleeeease. :tongue:
     
  12. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Who cares what a collection of amateurish blogging pseudo-journalists think?

    I dont but If I did I would just say: "Suck it petrolheads, your days are numbered. There's a new sheriff in town, it's made in the USA, powered by *American electrons and it kicks the crap out of your gear grinding air polluting terrorist supporting oil burner."

    * substitute your local country here
     
  13. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Indeed. F--- them. Every one of the Gawker sites is rife with bias while simultaneously being devoid of ethics. I find Jalopnik useful in that it's a shortcut to figure out what cars I am really not interested in.
     
  14. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Perhaps too blanket of a statement. As a SciFi fan, I like io9.
     
  15. Anzir

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    I agree with the sentiment here. Jalopnik is frat boy journalism at its worst. They can't write an article on Ferrari without making a "burst into flames" joke. They are predictable and boorish.
     
  16. Babylonfive

    Babylonfive Power12

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    Sorry Doug, they even suck consistently in sci-fi. Gawker is terrible stuff.
     
  17. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    You shoulda been around during the ValleyWag days...
     
  18. William3

    William3 Member

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    Sounds kind of like a lot of posts on *this* forum.
     
  19. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Ouch!
     
  20. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    It's kind of self-referential as well... Gotta knock Fox to make the point? (Or CNN or whoever.)
     

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