Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Tesla’s Elon Musk isn’t worried about media negativity: ‘Enough people have the product’

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that media negativity isn’t something that he worries about because “enough people have the product” that it doesn’t resonate.

“Fud still happening a little, but doesn’t resonate when enough people have the product,” Musk said in a Tweet on Wednesday.

FUD is an acronym for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt and is commonly used within the Tesla community to refer to media negativity. Unfortunately, Tesla is all too familiar with the negativity spread in the news and falsified, or stretched truths are often reported as fact, which then skews public perception of the company in a negative way. From things as simple as unconfirmed delays in production to things as severe as Elon Musk’s rumored “emerald mine” that apparently financed his entire life, many media outlets take these stories and run with them.

One of the most common pieces of FUD that the entire electric car industry has had to deal with is the rumor that EVs cause more emissions than gas cars. Although this has been debunked and proven to be false on numerous occasions, it is still a commonly used argument tactic that is often communicated by people who do not believe in electrification.

In recent times, most of Tesla’s media negativity has been portrayed in the form of production delays or construction projects that are being prolonged. One of the most notable was a report from German media outlet Automobilewoche, who stated that a member of Elon Musk’s inner circle said the Giga Berlin plant would be delayed six months. Many media outlets took this as fact and reported it, not doing their due diligence and finding facts or talking to knowledgeable sources.

Teslarati reached out to Brandenburg Economic Minister Jörg Steinbach, who said that Tesla Giga Berlin could begin production as soon as late-Summer or early-Autumn. He was confused about the reports of an early 2022 start.

He told Teslarati:

“I don’t have the faintest idea of how anyone can come up with a six-month delay. If nothing happens out of the ordinary, I still expect a start of production in late Summer or Early Autumn.”

Since its announcement, Steinbach has been close to the Giga Berlin project and has been a vocal supporter of the company’s presence in Germany. Despite being identified in the article and having credibility because of his relationship to the project, media outlets did not report Steinbach’s quote.

Tesla has also been the subject of numerous attacks in China, especially a recent campaign that alleged a Model X of having faulty brakes. This was recently revealed to be a concerted effort to defame Tesla’s image, and an apology was issued recently by the perpetrator. The incident was revealed to be a skit on TikTok.

Tesla owners are certainly a breed in their own right. A group that loves their all-electric cars and all that comes with them, they are very aware of the media’s constant efforts to derail the company’s momentum and Tesla’s Wall Street performance. Despite an extended string of seven straight quarters of profitability, Tesla stock has not performed well in 2021. In 2020, the stock rose over 700%.

Tesla’s sub-par market performance could be attributed to the media’s coverage of the company in 2021. Despite profitability, record deliveries, and refreshed vehicle designs, Tesla remains a main source of criticism from many media outlets.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, or be sure to email me at [email protected] or on Twitter @KlenderJoey.

The post Tesla’s Elon Musk isn’t worried about media negativity: ‘Enough people have the product’ appeared first on TESLARATI.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.