Elon Musk calls out BBC New’s incorrect news report.
The full correspondence may be seen here.
BBC News is well aware of Richard Stanton and his role in the cave rescue. But as is typical, the news had to find “fault” with someone who is voluntarily spending his own money and assigning his own team and delivering a solution, at his own expense and time, to the incident.
The BBC has since rewritten their story.
The media establishment has, for a long time, feasted on bashing Elon Musk. The media runs as a herd, collectively jumping on memes as a group, including memes they themselves have manufactured. Coupled with their preference for negative reporting and combining that with the meme that all billionaires are evil, we end up with a long series of attacks. In effect, its a propaganda campaign to bash Elon Musk; however at this point, the torpedoes have reversed course and are striking journalism instead.
The way to respond to accusations of fictional news reporting is to double down on accuracy, objectivity and remaining calm. Unfortunately, the news industry continues to harm itself through self destructive behavior typical of middle school drama. This behavior is bewildering.