NY Times public editor Margaret Sullivan defends Mr. Broader’s review of the Tesla Model S:

I am convinced that he took on the test drive in good faith, and told the story as he experienced it. Did he use good judgment along the way? Not especially.

In addition, Mr. Broder left himself open to valid criticism by taking what seem to be casual and imprecise notes along the journey, unaware that his every move was being monitored. A little red notebook in the front seat is no match for digitally recorded driving logs, which Mr. Musk has used, in the most damaging (and sometimes quite misleading) ways possible, as he defended his vehicle’s reputation.

Not knowing that every move was being monitor allowed Mr. Broader to openly interpret his review and not use the real facts; and that’s having integrity? Who is the one misleading who here?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors laid out the cold hard data that proves John Broder of the New York Times was being dishonest in his review. Tesla started keeping logs for vehicles loaned to the media after the Top Gear incident, I guess Mr Broder had no idea. I can’t ever trust anything he writes again.

The NY Times is living on an island! Do they not conduct marketing research before coming out with this ridiculously expensive and confusing pricing model?!? 


Here are the annual prices of a variety of services, all of which allow users to access the service from the web and across multiple devices with a single unified subscription. See if you can pick out which one is the outlier:

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The New York Times officially announces their digital subscriptions plans - it’s freakin’ confusing, this wont work.