New York Times. Still Lying.

Since I last updated about the Tesla vs New York Times argument a couple of things have happened. No time for a long post so here are the highlights. John Broder has hit back against Elon’s blog post with one of his own. In his post, That Tesla Data: What It Says and What It Doesn’t, he tries to answer most of the problems raised by Tesla’s raw data from the car he drove.

I’ll just highlight one problem. Tesla’s data shows him arriving with a critically flat battery at a Supercharger location (miles remaining displayed as 0 on the dashboard) and then driving around an empty car park for some time. John Broder answers thusly:

I was in fact driving around the Milford service plaza on Interstate 95, in the dark, trying to find the unlighted and poorly marked Tesla Supercharger.

Both CNN and a group of dedicated Tesla owners have now replicated his trip, complete with similar charging stops and all have managed to succeed (quite easily) where Broder failed. On this specific point: hard to find charging posts, someone took a video. Judge for yourself if the big white obelisk like Superchargers are so hard to find.

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Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian's interests include electric cars, world peace and an end to world hunger. Besides blogging here, Brian of London now writes at the Times of Israel. Brian of London also hosted Shire Network News

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  • jrmo

    I’m finding “journalism” and “agenda/opinion” are so mixed up these days I never know if I’m reading news or “slant”.

    • Jim from Iowa

      It’s even worse than that. Now our politicians are picking up stuff they read in places like World Net Daily or Breitbart and just run with it as if it were real news. Sen. Ted Cruz sees something is some far-right media outlet and then asks if Defense Sec. nominee Chuck Hagel is getting paid by North Korea. Sen. Rand Paul reads an article in World Net Daily and questions Sec. of State Hillary Clinton whether we shipped arms from Libya to Turkey. The Crazies are taking over, I’m afraid.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    While your NYT page is supposed to be humorous the reality of it is that the NYT was privy to US government information brought to them by first hand witnesses and decided they wouldn’t run it. Similarly the NYT was in possession of irrefutable proof of the Holocaust in early 1943. They chose to bury it.

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