It is not in the habits of the Wall Street Journal to spread false rumours, but we have to believe that times are changing. What is particularly shocking in this story is the ease with which certain journalists can get into the private lives of personalities. Does this topic really interest Wall Street Journal readers?
What are the facts reported by the Wall Street Journal?
If you don’t know, Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google. Elon Musk is pretty transparent about his lifestyle. He has repeatedly claimed that he would rather sleep over with friends in Silicon Valley than own Villas and Penthouses.
In his statements, including his first real confidences shared with Ashlee Vance, he cited Sergey Brin as his friend and his host when the two men wish.
Based on these elements and according to anonymous sources, the journalist affirms that an affair between Elon Musk and the wife of Sergey Brin would be at the origin of the divorce of the latter.
Elon Musk strongly criticized the newspaper for its lies
The founder of Tesla notes in a tweet that this is not the first time that the tabloid has relayed false rumors.
Apart from the fact that these elements fall under private life. The false information casts doubt on all the newspapers as to the reliability of the sources. Indeed, the journalist based his entire article on testimonies. It is insufficient and rather degrading for the brand image of the WSJ.
Tesla Mag’s point of view
It is obviously undeniable that the journalists must ask for other information in addition to the testimonies. This can be screenshots, videos or any formal proof allowing the reader to verify the information and form an opinion.
On this subject, Elon Musk very quickly explained that his friendship with Sergey Brin was intact and that they were together in the evening the day before, photo in support.
Here is the photo shared by a reliable source that we have been following for several years.
At Tesla Mag, we study a lot of sources before sharing information. I would like to quote Johnna Crider’s point of view shared on Teslarati because I know her involvement in her work as a journalist and also because she had the opportunity to meet Elon Musk in person:
“I met Elon Musk and he doesn’t strike me as the type of person who would hurt his friends. I believe him. I have seen so many incriminating articles against him and it is incredibly sad that these organizations go to such lengths to destroy the reputation of a kind person.
Several critics of Elon and Tesla often tell me that I’m not a real journalist because I didn’t go to college. Or that I’m not a real journalist because I support Elon Musk. Yet I have always been outspoken about my support for the latter.”
For my part, it is important for me to specify that according to all that we have studied on Elon Musk, we know this impossible story and we will find it fair that the WSJ expresses itself on this subject by providing a public apology to the principal concerned. because this lack of rigor necessarily has an impact on the lives of the people mentioned. And again, this undermines the journalist as a whole!