The media is trying to stop Elon Musk.
Their newest attack is claiming that his reputation is suffering because of what he is done on Twitter.
The Washington Post ran an article titled “Twitter brings Elon Musk’s genius reputation crashing down to earth.”
The Washington Post reported:
That crisis accelerated as Tesla stock prices plunged nearly 20 percent this week to $123 per share on Friday, largely due to concerns about Musk. Also this week, roughly 58 percent of 17 million Twitter accounts that responded to an unscientific poll from Musk said he should step down as Twitter CEO, after helping create, then reverse new policies that proved controversial last weekend.
“Historically he’s been a pendulum between genius and reckless,” said Gene Munster, managing partner at Loup Ventures. “He’s on reckless right now. He’s way over recklessness.”
Munster added, “It leaves people to view him … as slightly less of a genius.”
Musk is repeatedly described as a man obsessed with Twitter in all the wrong ways, who is failing both at protecting his new investment and his previous ones, according to interviews with a half-dozen former Twitter employees and people in Musk’s orbit, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution or because they were not authorized to speak publicly about company matters.
The Washington Post used anonymous Twitter sources to try and further hurt his reputation.
Once Elon Musk took over Twitter and started mocking the liberal media, the liberal media was bound and determined to portray him as ruining his reputation. On Christmas morning, the headline on the front page of The Washington Post was “Musk’s Twitter drama depletes his stature: Erratic leadership spurs a crisis of confidence across tech empire.”
Online, it was “Twitter brings Elon Musk’s genius reputation crashing down to earth.” This hit piece by tech reporter Faiz Siddiqui was loaded with bitter anonymous sources.
The story began with an unnamed Twitter employee challenging Musk when he said Twitter’s code needed a complete rewrite: “One of the participants asked what he meant — pushing for him to explain it from top to bottom.” Musk then apparently said “Amazing, wow…You’re a jackass…what a moron.” Then Siddiqui added: “The incident highlights the new reality facing Musk, who also runs Tesla and SpaceX: a crisis of confidence in his once-unquestioned brilliance.”
This is what people should hate about recreated conversations from anonymous employees. We don’t have an actual quote challenging Musk, so we can judge just how hostile it was. But it’s created a “crisis of confidence.” His reputation for brilliance is “unraveling.”
Musk responded to this by warning the media to worry about its own reputation and that “we have only just begun.”
The legacy media should worry about its reputation. We have only just begun.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2022