Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have published his “final word” on The New York Times’ review of his company’s Model S electric car, but apparently the finality of his remarks only apply to the written word, as he elaborated on his feelings during a keynote address at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Texas.
Delivering a speech that touched on everything Musk has his hands in in from space travel to electric vehicles, he referred to the review as a “low-grade ethics violation” and felt that it was not done in good faith. Musk adamantly believes that reporter John Broder purposely misled readers in his Model S review.
Over the weekend, Musk said that he regretted providing the data and a rebuttal to Broder’s review to Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times’ public editor before publishing it himself. Sullivan has since published a column stating that Broder took “casual and imprecise” notes but stood behind his integrity – what Musk believes is the important point to the issue.
“I have no problem with negative feedback, nor do I have a problem with critical reviews,” Musk said Saturday. “I have a problem with false reviews.”
[Source: Automotive News]
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