Peter Kafka

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Maybe Elon Musk Is Done Talking About the New York Times

For a bunch of you, the biggest story of last week was Elon Musk versus the New York Times. So you figured it would come up when the Tesla CEO appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, right?

Nope.

The to-and-fro didn’t come up a single time. Not a word during his nine-minute segment, which focused almost entirely on Musk’s SpaceX exploits. Tesla itself barely merited a mention, though Kimmel did note that the company had won a Motor Trend award.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald