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Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims he does not want to be involved in politics… but his active presence on Twitter engaging with (and sometimes antagonizing) elected officials says otherwise. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza discusses how Musk’s activity online undercuts his other work.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
https://time.com/person-of-the-year-2021-elon-musk/

Elon Musk and Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Twitter fight over taxes
https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/12/15/elon-musk-warren-twitter-war-taxes-nr-foroohar-intv-vpx.cnn

https://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/president-donald-trump-45

Elon Musk on EV Subsidies, Corporate Titles and China: The Full Transcript
https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-on-ev-subsidies-corporate-titles-and-china-the-full-transcript-11639012832?AID=11557093&PID=6415797&SID=bi%7C61cc87e7cdabcd3fe72e9b1f%7C1641223119317tha8cmc2&subid=Business+Insider&cjevent=7b09e5e46ca811ec833a26690a82b821&tier_1=affiliate&tier_2=moa&tier_3=Business+Insider&tier_4=3861930&tier_5=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Felon-musk-on-ev-subsidies-corporate-titles-and-china-the-full-transcript-11639012832

Elon Musk says we should completely rethink government on Mars to get rid of special interests and ‘coercion of politicians’
https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-government-mars-colony-direct-democracy-no-representatives-shorter-laws-2021-12

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Producer: Moira Donohue
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34 Comments

  • Matt D on January 14, 2022

    Man yall are sad. Attacking Joe rogan and now elon musk. CNN is a bunch of scumbags like their viewers

  • APT-GET on January 14, 2022

    CNN is once again correct for all the wrong reasons. Here's why he is actually no role model:

    1. His initial wealth came from an emerald mine with child laborers, not exactly what someone forward thinking would obtain money from

    2. His dad loaned him 20 mil, not exactly your everyman

    3. He has created nothing, his engineers are the ones doing all the actual creativity, he's just a fancy PR hype man that steals credit.

    4. His solution to bad traffic was slow, inefficient single lane RGB deathtrap tunnels with no ability to escape if a tesla catches on fire..which…they do. A lot. Man came up with a worse version of the subway and wants credit for it lmao.

    5. Man had the gall to fire employees for smoking weed, then smoked a fat blunt himself. Someone forward thinking wouldn't set "Rules for Thee and not for Me" as an example.

    8. Elon outright stole the title of co-founder from the actual people who started Tesla after doing a hostile takeover of the company. Is that what a role model would do? If so, what role are you wanting to become? A fraud?

    9. Literally abused his wife after the loss of her child.

    10. Where's the Hyperloop??? America trusted Elon with building the hyperloop a decade ago. Now China has a state of the art long distance high speed transit system…and America has bumkiss. Outstanding job.

    Honorable mention: His rockets last almost as long as I do in bed.

    Elon is a PR hype man. Nothing more, nothing less. He is not a visionary, he is not propelling humanity into the future, he is nothing more than a billionaire advertisement for personal success at the expense of everyone else.

    If you don't give a damn about humanity and you just wanna be number one, then sure, great role model. You're statistically more likely to win the lottery than be in his financial status, but hey, go for it I guess.

    But if you do actually care about the future, Elon is not it. And THAT's The Point.

  • Scott Weaver on January 14, 2022

    CNN no news network🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Scott Weaver on January 14, 2022

    Here is a clown that tali king about classy 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Dave Mish on January 14, 2022

    Musk isn't very smart, at least when it comes to social issues and government. It sounds to me like he is a follower of Ayn Rand, and that in and of itself speaks volumes. Rand worshipped capitalism and the individual. It's no wonder that a Donald Trump could thrive in an environment where Rand is idolized.

  • Andrew Hennen on January 14, 2022

    It is great watching CNN become more and more irrelevant. And to try and get peoples attention they attack Elon hoping to draw off his popularity.

  • John Turner on January 14, 2022

    CNN is that 90’s priest that raped kids, while preaching against masturbation.

  • Patricity on January 14, 2022

    He's a better role model then any lying pos at cnn

  • A. v. K. on January 15, 2022

    Funny, but in Germany Musk runs to the government for support, because the people protest his plans to built a huge factory for his electro cars, when this requires more and more land and water resources. Give me a break. He is an unsympathetic egomaniac.

  • Tonny Ochieng on January 15, 2022

    CNN – Clearly No News

  • envios interdimencionales on January 15, 2022

    Elon musk: richest man in the world, exceptional entrepreneur, scientist and engineer… no role model???

  • iBgibbs on January 15, 2022

    Literally fuck you cnn, you have Elon who’s actually doing something to better the world. Even if those returns won’t make it to everyone immediately, it’s better to have a future where space travel, sustainable energy, etc, will eventually become more available as price goes down, then to just continue business as usual. Meanwhile you’re over here not contributing in any substantial way at all, but merely exposing petty and sometimes flat out arbitrary issues, where the discourse of said issues lead nowhere but to more division. Your entire business model requires you magnify every issue so that everyone will stay pissed, the more people feel pissed and hopeless, the more they watch your programming, and u know this. Shame on your network, and shame on others like it, that includes fox, msnbc, and the other shit peddling corporations masquerading as institutions.

  • Hunter Scott on January 15, 2022

    Cnn is trash

  • The Nameless on January 15, 2022

    Bruh's looking like a discount Kevin Spacey over here. And with how it's been at CNN, probably has more in common than just his looks.

  • Miles Horn on January 15, 2022

    Elon musk is smart. He figured out a way to receive government welfare without the burden of having children

  • jacob boulerice on January 15, 2022

    Such a Gooooooood Liberal

  • Putanna on January 15, 2022

    You people are old. Elon is a hero for young people. Get a grip, knobs.

  • Dan Mel on January 15, 2022

    Why don't you talk about the good things that he does. Hmmm, donating billions for world hunger, trying to save the planet from global warming.

  • Kristina Dutton on January 15, 2022

    Yes. 👍 to this video title.

  • George vvv on January 16, 2022

    The Holyweird vile eliteratti have been mocking famous and decent people LOONG before Elon Musk has been an adult. Through their media, and SNL and other venues. The standard has been set at the bottom of the sewer by the left. Not by Trump. Trump simply held a mirror to them and they dont like it.

  • George vvv on January 16, 2022

    These Left vile creatures have been doing this long before Elon has been an adult, and long before Trump was in politics. The left has used the media, SNL and other venues to humiliate decent people and conservatives for decades. They set the bar at the bottom of the sewer. The left NEVER represented "decency" in the media. Trump simply held a Mirror to them and they cannot handle it.

  • zackery atwood on January 16, 2022

    Cnn you guys are stupid, can't wait to see you guys get sued and shut down

  • George vvv on January 16, 2022

    Dislike this Video 👎

  • illicium1 on January 16, 2022

    You’re not wrong. But, now do a video on Elizabeth Warren. Then do one on Bernie Sanders. Being disingenuous with their constituents from their position is also not worthy of being considered a role model. Shouldn’t we be able to look up to the people we collectively elect to political office?

  • Asif Shahriyar Sushmit on January 16, 2022

    তোর নানীর হ্যাডা

  • Jon on January 16, 2022

    Isn't that literally what the democratic people did on Twitter to begin with. Elon was just responding in kind to a message similar to them. 😂. They always talking about how the rich never pays their fair share but at the same time, what about them? More than likely they dont pay anything or pay the bare minimum when they already are pretty rich themselves.

  • Serhan Ogan on January 16, 2022

    He never claimed to be one.

  • UberHypnotoad on January 16, 2022

    This is news worthy? You shouldn’t want to be like Musk, or probably even work for him. But his products and innovations are amazing.

  • Anthony Craig on January 16, 2022

    Elon Musk has F?£K you money, so he can say F?£K you to anyone.

  • Benjamin Symes on January 16, 2022

    I agree. He is also doing things like starring on SNL in very cringe skits. The Bernie tweet did it for me. I used to look up to him put his behavior lately has been very odd and just goes to show we can't project our "perfect person" ideas on to someone. He is only human after all.

  • Sam G on January 16, 2022

    The people who write for CNN are so Evil. They are already thinking about taking down Elon Musk.

  • Jorge Vazquez on January 16, 2022

    You left out the part where Elizebeth Warren called him a free loader.

  • Charlie Hayden-Bupp on January 16, 2022

    Don't forget that he supports and enables domestic abuser Amber Heard but of course the media won't report on that truth.

  • fitzy1093 on January 16, 2022

    this is actually laughable. insanely selective information lol

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