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WSJ: Tesla: Just Another Car Company

Discussion in 'News' started by breser, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    I can't read the article since I'm not a subscriber, but I can already spot a couple of howlers in the opening paragraph that's visible.
     
  3. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    #3 breser, Mar 24, 2015
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    Here's a snippet that gives you an idea though...

     
  4. Mayhemm

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    Wow. That's like some freshman's draft essay that hasn't been fact-checked. But I guess anything can get published as long as it's label an "opinion" piece.
     
  5. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Yes it's an opinion piece but where the heck did he get his opinion from? Is this kind of sentiment common in the USA? Is he being paid to have this opinion (most likely answer?) and if so by whom? Or is it simple a case of ignorance and "haters gonna hate"?
     
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    The libertarian view that pollution is ok and it's not ok to use subsidies or cross-subsidies to help accelerate the development of alternatives, even if those alternatives would have stonkingly huge direct and indirect benefits, because if the alternative is any good the market will provide it in good time.
     
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    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    It was even worse than I expected. This guy is wrong in so many ways. Wow. Just wow.
     
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    I'm wondering what percentage of the (American) public feels the same way as this twit. It enraged me to read this article, especially from the WSJ.
     
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    Has he escaped from the institution for the people who are mentally ill?

    Somebody please bring him back there!
     
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    #10 Jim MacInnes, Mar 25, 2015
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    This article, which is just more introduction of the "fog factor" is a good example of why I stopped reading the WSJ years ago after having been a subscriber for nearly 30 years. Their articles on energy and the environment are often fact free which is why I stopped wasting my time reading this newspaper. As a business owner, I find Bloomberg business news offers much higher quality reporting.
     
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    Sorry, that is explicitly against copyright law and the terms of service of the forum. I have removed most of what you quoted.

    You can post a portion of the article under fair use.
     
  12. Robert.Boston

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    If you search "Tesla just another car company" in Google, you'll get a link that skirts the paywall. But unless you really want to raise your blood pressure to unsafe levels, you can just pass it by.
     
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    Wow, am I really reading something that was published in a national newspaper? Sounded more like a long-winded rant I would read in a Youtube comment.
     
  14. Cosmacelf

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    Jenkins really out did himself here. He always tries to find the most cynical angle on current business stories. If written on a topic you are unfamiliar with, it feels good to go along with what he writes as it makes you feel superior and more sophisticated than the rubes he talks about. It's a seductive trap, and it's the reason why he's so widely read. This article is pure garbage, of course. Unfortunately it will have a big impact (as evidenced by today's stock price).
     
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    I think Reagan shut those institutions down....the crazies all come to Eureka now (or write articles)
     
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    If Musk gets wind of this he may well decide to call this liar out on his trashy article.
     
  17. TexasEV

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    It's a column by Holman Jenkins. I've lost count of how many of these anti-Tesla columns he has written. Nothing new here.
     
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    He did call them out on bullcrap before...
    Elon Musk on Twitter:
     
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    Use the google trick to get around paywalls.
     
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    I think this is the first occurrence I've ever seen of an outright accusation that the idea is for EVs to become compulsory and for ICE cars to be outlawed. That's demagoguery at it's worst.
     

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