(bolding above added) It is experiences like this I had in mind when I posted the following over the weekend, "For years now, literally the overwhelming majority of mainstream media has tried to undermine public confidence in Tesla, Elon Musk and their products... even create distaste for them. This has been done by a flood of misinformation that Tesla/Elon responding to would only lead to a 100X volume of misrepresentation of that response in an unflattering way, mischaracterization of Tesla/Musk as unstable/infantile/distasteful & pointing blame at the messenger (the press) instead of dealing with their problems, and regurgitation of the false narratives Tesla/Elon were trying to respond to. We've already seen this repeated many, many times. For years I've been saying this misinformation campaign will carry on for years. Unlike other misinformation gamesmanship, like, "Dem" "Republican" squabbling, there is not substantial portion of the mainstream media calling out the BS flood directed at Tesla. ie, Tesla has no major media "calling out" and countering the BS flung at it as the "Dems" and "Repubs" both do. Virtually every grossly distorted or plainly false narrative re Tesla has in effect a police escort to be shouted through the media's massive megaphones, so-called "left," "right," and "center." Just consider how Mark Speigel has been on CNBC, in the NY Times, etc. He calls himself a hedge fund manager, yet has less AUM ($10 million) than the Tesla holdings of a few of us here on TMC. At the earliest, this might subside circa 2023 as I see it. Elon/Tesla can't stop it. We can't stop it. The best we can do, is get the message at least as widely out there that the source of this attempt to deligitimize Elon/Tesla & the products IS NOT LEGITIMATE JOURNALISM. We cannot get this to stop, but, we can substantially reduce it's effectiveness by raising awareness that the overwhelming majority of "coverage" of Tesla is privately funded commentary designed to persuade to the contrary of what the facts are. The sheer volume of "coverage" of every minute detail re Tesla is actually a barometer of how this is a campaign of bucking against reality/facts. When all you have is BS to try to promote your perceived interests, a little won't do... you try to flood the entire public perception of the topic with your BS. I'm sure even members of the public who are not aware of how misleading and false nearly all the reporting on Tesla they've seen is, have noticed that there is a comically disproportionate amount of media "coverage" of every minute detail re Tesla. That is, they've already noticed a striking phenomena that helps to demonstrate that there is a propaganda campaign directed toward misinforming them about Tesla/Musk/Tesla products. (...snip...) The fossil fuel economy has used virtually all of mainstream media to flood the zone of public perception of Musk/Tesla & their products with "*sugar*." We can try refuting it until we are blue in the face, but, we do not have 1/10,000 the megaphone that this campaign does via mass media. The best we can do via social media is get the point across it is not a competition of Tesla vs. ICE mfg products, but, rather, like the proverb of "teaching a man to fish rather than giving him a fish," it is a question of whether the public just takes for granted the BS about Tesla the media has flooded us all with, or actually learns directly about what Tesla is offering and how it can improve our world. Never mind rebutting the million false narratives blasted out to virtually every human not living under a rock... get it well known to as close to as many people as possible that their perception of Tesla/Musk/Products has been polluted by a massive machine pumping out false narratives.This can be done with simple concise messaging."