10 absurd quotes from Elon Musk’s softball CNBC interview

On May 16, 2023, following Tesla’s latest shareholder meeting, Elon Musk sat down with CNBC‘s David Faber for an exclusive interview that was simulcast as a Twitter Space. The automaker’s CEO was grilled with a barrage of incisive questions that would’ve made David Frost proud. Just kidding, the NBC Universal-owned cable news network sent its friendliest Musk stan to do the duties. Musk claims that he only interviewed at the behest of his friend Ari Emmanuel, the CEO of Endeavor Entertainment. I’m not doing an interview with CNBC, the organization, I’m doing an interview with David Faber at Ari Emanuel’s recommendation. If David was at another news org, I would still do it.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 16, 2023 Endeavor Entertainment recently purchased UFC and will soon complete a deal to merge it with WWE. It is, of course, worth mentioning that the soon-to-be former X/Twitter CEO named Linda Yaccarino as his successor. I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app. https://t.co/TiSJtTWuky— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2023 Yaccarino most recently worked at NBC Universal as the chair of global advertising and partnerships. Let me be clear that I am not accusing Yaccarino of colluding with the CNBC editorial team to give a softball interview that would soften her landing at Twitter. But let’s be honest;…10 absurd quotes from Elon Musk’s softball CNBC interview

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