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Reporting on Tesla by Russ Mitchell (LA Times)

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by Fact Checking, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. mikeband

    mikeband New Member

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    Read Jane Mayer's Dark Money - you'll recognize Mitchell's MO immediately. Then it should be easy to connect him to one of the Kochs' many foundations.
     
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    I think there are many similarities between Apple's introduction of the iPhone and Tesla's sale of EVs. Both are revolutionary products that have/will change the world but there are always people who don't see the future and will think that anything "different" will fail to be successful in the marketplace. Here's an interesting article about those people who thought the iphone would fail: These Are The People Who Thought The iPhone Would Fail. We'll be able to look back in a few years and write a similar article about today's Tesla critics.
     
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  3. petecrayton

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    Wow! Lots of folks all wound up. It's a car, not your mother. I liked it, I bought it, like the 70 other +/- cars I have bought in the last 60 years. I wasn't influenced by the press on those either.
     
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  4. tinm

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    Not just a car. The post was made in the investor thread as part of an ongoing discussion about the impact that often-misleading media coverage has on the stock and the market. All that context is lost thanks to moderator(s) moving participant content around like they own it but I digress
     
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  5. Wick

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    Haven't read every post on this thread, but did you see the latest Motor Trend? Shoot out among BMW 3, Genesis G70 and Tesla Model 3. I was prepared for the usual disparagement of electric cars, but despite some criticisms the Tesla won the comparison. A little unfair to the Genesis, perhaps, since they used the 2.0 liter 4 to compare rather than the 3.3.

    Obviously not a financial article, but perhaps the beginning of the motoring press getting on board.
     
  6. CalX

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    Didn't they handicap the tm3 by using winter tires and half charged?
     
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    I'll read the article again when I get it back from the friend I lent it to, but I don't recall them mention tires or SOC. I do recall they praised the handling, but dinged the braking distance. Maybe that was a function of the tires.
     
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    Journalists don't make much money so they could be tempted by oil interest cash for anti-Tesla stories. Good sources for material are the shorts. My faith in journalism has declined after reading nothing but Tesla FUD in the NYT, which i know isn't true as an owner, then decries the climate crisis.
     
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  9. Watts_Up

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    #49 Watts_Up, Jun 30, 2019
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    Governments fill their coffers from oil sale tax.

    The oil industry is a big business from drilling oil, transporting crud oil with tankers, making petrol with refinery, distributing oil with gas stations.

    Car suppliers are making big profits making engine parts such as injection, exhausts, gear boxes...

    Car dealers make money from getting mechanics maintaining ICE engines.

    By opposition generating electricity from solar panels and eoliennes require very little maintenance cost.

    All the cars manufacturer in US, Europe, and Japan are dragging their feets from making EVs to keep a status ko.


    As a result, China is going to flood the world with EVs, and very few car manufacturers will survive.
     
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  10. Peter’s Dream

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    The BMW is a 4 cylinder 2 liter also. $60,000 4 cylinder
     
  11. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Your concern. It's noted...

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    Who Wants to Kill the Electric Car This Time?
    The Koch brothers hope it will be them

     
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  12. Earthpower

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    If the US won't support Tesla or other alternative fuel auto companies, and actually works against them (removing EV incentives, letting Koch Bros run free with disinformation, states making it difficult for Tesla to sell cars, etc.), I agree we could very well end up buying Chinese EVs since China is supporting EV production, not working against this technology.
     
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  13. Watts_Up

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    I was watching the recent political pre-elections 2020 debates, there was some mention about global warming,
    but no support for futur ban of non electrical vehicles in cities like in Europe or just promoting EVs in general.
     
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  14. Jackl1956

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    I’m 63 years old. Felix Chevrolet has ran full-page-ads for decades (almost as long as I can remember) in the LA Times. They’re simply protecting their customer base.
     
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  15. bhzmark

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    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

    Science advances one funeral at a time.

    Seriously I doubt he is motivated by anything nefarious. These two principles offer more than enough explanatory power.
     
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