“Give my regards to your puppet grasp,” Musk replied to the paper’s request for its story “Elon Musk Moved to Texas and embraced superstar. Can Tesla Run on Autopilot?”
Musk was virtually actually referring to Jeff Bezos, who owns the Put up.
There have been studies of a brewing feuding between the 2 for years, steadily over their ambitions in area: Musk owns the corporate SpaceX and Bezos owns Blue Origin.
In 2019, Bezos subtly mocked Musk’s plans to ship folks to Mars.
“My buddies who wish to transfer to Mars, I say, do me a favor and go reside on the highest of Mount Everest for a yr first, and see if you happen to prefer it, as a result of it’s a backyard paradise in comparison with Mars,” he informed SpaceNews.
The 2 billionaires have additionally competed for the spot because the world’s richest man with Bezos overtaking Musk once more final week after Musk’s wealth fell by $15 million when he tweeted that Bitcoin costs “appear excessive.”
The Put up article reported on Tesla’s “questionable enterprise strikes” and claimed critics have mentioned his private schedule and “seeming cult of persona that has developed round him, are starting to point out within the automobile firm he runs.”
Writer Faiz Siddiqui mentioned the story was written following interviews with a dozen of “present and former Tesla workers, traders and analysts.”
The Put up has mentioned that Bezos has no editorial affect over the paper and it has written loads of tales casting the corporate in a destructive gentle, together with one final week headlined “New York sues Amazon alleging ‘flagrant disregard’ of well being requirements at warehouses.”
Former President Trump has additionally been important of Bezos and the newspaper, calling it Amazon’s “chief strategist” and “faux information.”
The Washington Put up and Tesla didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ after-hours requests for remark.