If you take nothing else from Elon Musk’s bizarre, conspiracizing beef with Fortune, know this: the CEO of Tesla is hilariously petty.
After Fortune brought up the not-invalid point that a fatal crash of a Tesla while cruising in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode may be considered a material fact for investors, depending on your interpretation of dry financial documents, Musk’s been on a bit of a tear.
First, he hinted that Fortune’s journalistic impetus might not be on the up-and-up, but rather a “sponsored” conspiracy. Then he said he was being ironic, and Jalopnik didn’t “get” his tweet. Then he linked to a disastrous Reddit “Ask Me Anything” from the reporter at Fortune who questioned his stock sales, which seemed to be entirely filled with people stanning for Tesla and accusing the reporter, Stephen Gandel, of being funded by the Koch brothers.
Musk called it “very funny.” Hilarious, ironic jokes, you see.
But seriously, him blocking Fortune’s Twitter account actually is funny.