Sunday, May 19, 2024

Elon Musk’s Kanye Path: Expels Journalists from Twitter, Tesla Stock Plummets, Company’s Stockholders Furious, Drugs Suggested


It’s another crazy day for Elon Musk and Tesla.

The world’s former richest man suspended — really expelled — a bunch of journalists from their Twitter accounts. The suspended accounts included those belonging to Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN and Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, Ben Collins of NBC, and independent journalist Aaron Rupar. Their readers and followers are moving to Twitter competitors like Substack and Mastadon.

The result is that Tesla’s stock price has plummeted to $150. Stockholders are calling for a new CEO and reportedly may try to oust Musk. Consider that the stock price on December 2nd was $194.58.

The Drudge Report has gathered together previous claims by Musk in interviews that he pops Ambien and uses hallucinogenic drugs. That news has certainly shaken stockholder confidence.

Also, Musk has sold billions of dollars of Tesla stock. Confidence builder? Um, no.

And stay tuned. Musk is now promising that a “coup de grace” is coming shortly.

Doesn’t this sound like Kanye West when he melted down? It’s almost by the book.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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