Musk's Poor Impulse Control Destroys Friends

WSJ Headline: Elon Musk’s Friendship With Sergey Brin Ruptured by Alleged Affair

Sub-headline: Tesla chief’s liaison with Google co-founder’s wife led to couple’s divorce filing

By Kirsten Grind and Emily Glazer
July 24, 2022 11:05 am ET

Messrs. Brin and Musk, among the nation’s most famous entrepreneurs, were longtime friends. Mr. Musk has said that for years he regularly crashed at Mr. Brin’s house in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Brin provided Mr. Musk with about $500,000 for Tesla during the 2008 financial crisis, when the company was struggling to increase production. In 2015, Mr. Musk gave Mr. Brin one of Tesla’s first all-electric sport-utility vehicles.

In recent months, there has been growing tension between the two men and their teams, according to the people familiar with the matter. Mr. Brin has ordered his financial advisers to sell his personal investments in Mr. Musk’s companies, some of those people said. It couldn’t be learned how large those investments are, or whether there have been any sales.


Man, this story has taken a twist:

One Rupert Murdoch paper, the NY Post, is saying the most prestigious Murdoch property - the Wall Street Journal - got this story completely wrong, that it is a 100% fabrication the WSJ did not check into more deeply.…

Somebody is being played here (it could be both papers, think about why) and note that neither Musk, nor Brin, are threatening to sue the WSJ for running such a salacious b.s. story. Also, the WSJ staff seems to have talked to Google insiders who said Brin instructed his wealth managers to sell all $TSLA shares. At least that’s my take from the original.

I’ve got a theory I’ll keep to myself after we see further evidence, but right now, the ball looks to be squarely in the NY Post’s half-court. But maybe not for long.

Are both stories plants? And why would the main actor(s) plant such a story? Just for laughs? I mean would Elon publish a photo of him and Brin in a pool together and saying it was “just two hours ago” and if Elon was lying, Brin wouldn’t respond? Also, does anyone here think Musk would get on bended knee to beg forgiveness from anyone?(Trump was the first to suggest this, just a week ago.)

Which is my way of saying there’s something rotten in the jungle with all those rumor buzzards circling overhead. If an investigative reporter wanted a Pulitzer prize in the making, start investigating the WSJ side of the story and then the NY Post side. Interview their reporters. This could be one hell of a story which might show how easily the press can be fooled by Master Pranksters or Manipulative Wealthy Sociopaths. Or it could show you how bad the Wall Street Journal OR NY Post have gotten on fact-checking.…

NY Post headline: Elon Musk laughs off affair rumors, insists he hasn’t ‘had sex in ages’

By Emily Smith and Lee Brown
July 25, 2022 7:20am

Elon Musk is laughing off wild reports he had a friendship-ruining affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife — sending The Post a photo of himself happily hanging out with his longtime pal even as the rumors spread.

Musk, 51, insisted the claims of a fling with his bestie’s estranged wife, Nicole Shanahan, were “total bs” — even quipping, “Haven’t even had sex in ages (sigh).”

The world’s richest man also sent The Post a photo showing him partying with Brin, 48, who was supposed to have cooled their bromance after the alleged betrayal.

p.s. If the WSJ did indeed get played, who played them, why, and how was the fabricated “story” passed to them? If the story proves 100% false from the WSJ, I would have to agree with what Musk said at the end of this NY Post story:

He suggested followers call out the WSJ, which “is supposed to have a high standard for journalism.”

“WSJ should be running stories that actually matter to their readers and have solid factual basis, not third-party random hearsay,” he wrote.


Well, you’re the one repeating this garbage here. Maybe next time you’ll be a little more reluctant to believe? Murdoch makes his money off of credulous fools. Don’t be one.