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Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Tanquen, Jul 31, 2016.
Tough Times At Tesla: Preorder Brouhaha Steals Gigafactory Thunder
Facts are just so yesterday! Just take info, don't fact check, connect dots however you want, stir in some innuendo... Voila, today's journalism! Embarrassing!
The author is the shill "journalist" who reneged on his promise to eat his hat if Autopilot could change lanes. He's also friends with Niedermayer at the Daily Kanban (who was briefly relevant because the Tesla blog called him out over suspension-gate). Not sure if these types of guys are paid to be butthurt at Tesla or if they just do it for free.
You should sign up to be a Forbes columnist and start writing articles about how Forbes is on the bring of bankruptcy for misleading articles.
Well we could ask him if he's eaten his hat yet.
Read the comments in that story. It puts that shill in his place.
I just added a couple.
Saw that article, too. Seemed pretty much by the book in trashing Tesla by twisting everything positive into a negative. It's a shame that "brand name" outlets do this sort of thing; most people will take them at their word without thinking more about it. But then again, that's probably the point...
You are right, it is really polluting their their readers and their brands. I have a friend who is avid reader and is always sending me stuff from reputable sources that turns out to be dodgy. Then I've got to argue with him and find even more reputable debunk. Nonetheless, it planted a seed of doubt in reader's mind. It is just horrible that any moron can publish malarkey as fact and these outlets will take it.
I quit going to Forbes when it stopped working with ad blockers running.
Surely you don't think this is the first BS article ever published by Forbes...
Same here. I would suggest not clicking on these articles, it just encourages them.
On the other hand setting the record straight in the comments sections, however repetitive it is, I believe helps in the long run.
Bertel is like your grumpy old neighbor who gets mad if your toddler walks on his lawn. Except I like him less.
oh my the media can be dishonest and prints opinionated and biased articles?
geeez, I must be so naive because I thought cnn, fox and msnbc could be counted on for accurate political news.
What is actually wrong in the article about the pre-orders?
Did Tesla not state in their filing in May that they had 375k orders or did Musk not recently tell the NYT reporter that they had 315k pre-orders?
The article originally said 315,000, and some FUDsters jumped up and down in glee. The author rechecked and the official number is still 373,000, and he corrected the number in the article. However, a German audio show used an *old* clip from April is which JB had said "more than 325,000", which was accurate at the time. The FUDsters continued to make hay despite being corrected. We do not ahve an updated official number as yet ... perhaps soon.
So Musk didn't actually know the real number and was off by 60k from the "official numbers" despite his comments in April that they had almost 400k pre-orders.
Which is actually off by 85k from what he told the reporter
Well okay, that makes total sense.
Elon was not involved as far as I know.
Anyway, it is all moot ... no one thought they would get more than 100,000 preorders ... so 315,000, 325,000, 373,000 or 400,000 are all way over the top of the guestimates!
I have read some media crap in my time, but wow.