The New York Times Is Shutting Down Its Car Blog

The New York Times is shutting down its Wheels car blog, edited by Jalopnik alum/Italian suit model Ben Preston, and will replace it with more in-depth car features and stories according to a memo I just read. They'll also get rid of that stupid logo we all hate. The memo below the jump, from NYT Automotive editors… » 10/22/13 4:06pm 10/22/13 4:06pm

New York Times Finds That The Hamptons Are Now Totally Trashy

After a summer-long investigation by its Hamptons beat-reporter Jim Rutenberg, the New York Times has discovered that the Hamptons are no longer the sole domain of the gilded elite (and the various news reporters who are supposed to be covering them), but are now becoming pretty trashy. Like Jersey levels of sleaze. » 9/02/13 11:32am 9/02/13 11:32am

Elon Musk Thinks The New York Times Cost Tesla $100 Million

Over the last few weeks, Tesla has waged an interesting PR war after a New York Times test drive ended with a Model S on a flatbed. Now, days after an offer to bury the hatchet with the Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that review cost his company $100 million. That hatchet must not have been buried very deep. » 2/25/13 12:20pm 2/25/13 12:20pm

Elon Musk To NYT: Let's 'Bury The Hatchet' In The Fight I Started…

The war of words between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the New York Times dominated the world of automotive news last week after one of the paper's reporters failed at his D.C. to Boston drive in a Model S and Musk responded by calling the story "fake." Now Musk says he wants to "bury the hatchet and move on." Or, in other… » 2/20/13 2:06pm 2/20/13 2:06pm

Tesla Road Trip - Debunking the New York Times

Late Friday night I came across a blog post saying that some Tesla Model S owners were going to attempt to recreate the now infamous DC to CT road trip in a convoy of Tesla Model S. By this point, CNN had already completed the same journey and done a lot of the debunking, but you could still hear the chorus of… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am

Bad News: A Brief History Of Media Controversies And The Auto Industry

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” That ages-old slur against the news media was used quite a bit this week after the New York Times’ failed drive of the Tesla Model S, and Tesla’s subsequent response to it. People have a right to be skeptical of the Times’ drive: after all, media coverage of… » 2/16/13 2:30pm 2/16/13 2:30pm

New York Times Makes It Sound Like Tesla Doesn't Know How Their Own Car…

John M. Broder, the New York Times reporter involved in now-infamous failed Tesla Model S drive up the East Coast, has responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's claim that he greased the test and lied in his story. Broder's explanation? He did what he was told to do by Tesla employees — they just gave him bad advice. 
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Tow Truck Driver At Center Of Tesla Controversy Unaware Of Controversy

Rick Ibsen played a big part in a New York Times reporter's ill-fated Tesla Model S drive up the East Coast. He was the one who came to the car's rescue when it apparently ran out of power and stopped working on a Connecticut exit ramp. But until I spoke with him a few minutes ago, he was unaware that this had … » 2/14/13 5:40pm 2/14/13 5:40pm

More Reading On The Telsa VS New York Times Story

 

Elon Musk Calls NYT Reporter To Apologize Before Blasting Him On Twitter


Drama! There’s loads of drama on tap in the electric car world between the New York Times and Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk over the Times’ recent test of a Model S. Now, the reporter who wrote the damning piece has fired back against Musk’s claim that the story was “fake.” » 2/13/13 1:09pm 2/13/13 1:09pm