Fed-up Elon Musk taunts media elites with plan to keep them honest, teases it’s already in the works

It seems President Trump is not the only one slamming “fake news” by the media.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk blasted the “holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies” in a Twitter tirade on Wednesday that even credited distrust of journalists for Trump’s election.

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In a retweet featuring an article about Tesla, the 46-year-old SpaceX CEO claimed the public no longer respects “big media companies” because they “lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie.”

He then teased an idea he would be tweeting shortly.

When Musk got some pushback, he fired back citing Trump and why he “got elected in the first place.”

Musk pointed out that “fossil fuel companies” and other carmakers have an effect on journalists who are under “constant pressure” due to advertising dollars.

And he continued to fire back at critics.

Musk then floated his idea on creating a site where the public could rate the credibility of journalists and news outlets, suggesting he would name it “Pravda,” the Russian word meaning “truth” and the Russian publication that was once the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

According to CNN: “A California business called Pravda Corp was incorporated late last year, with Jared Birchall listed in a filing as its president. Birchall’s name has also been listed in filings for other Musk projects, including The Boring Company.”

One tweet referred to the Pravda Corp filing, prompting a hugging face emoji from Musk.

Musk continued his tweetstorm and even floated a poll to get some feedback.

Musk even poked fun at the media and his “poll” results, “despite hundreds of articles” attacking the survey.

It seems Musk may have just poked the beast and the liberal meltdown is guaranteed.


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