So the driver had the accident on purpose to coincide with Tesla's financial details, then CNBC dared to report findings from the NTSB on the day they were released, closely timed to another Tesla financial report. The NTSB must be in on it too.This may have been discussed, but the timing of the latest news release from CNBC was about one day after earnings, and about 6 months after the accident, which was reported about two weeks before Q1 earnings. At first glance, the original report had inferences that Tesla may have been "at fault", no driver in the seat, autopilot on, etc. Then, 6 months later, the day after an earnings blowout despite daily upward revisions to earnings estimates, CNBC reports driver in the seat (according to "officials") and someone in the car was over the legal BAC limit. Way to come clean CNBC, 6 months after the fact. Phil, their EV expert has zero credibility with me.
Conspiracies aside, it hasn't hurt Tesla's stock price. CNBC didn't invent the story, details came from the scene, and initial reports were flawed.