He shared a picture of himself and Brin together, saying that the photo was taken over the weekend, seemingly refuting claims that the men were no longer friends. [firefly_poll] A lawyer for Shanahan released a statement rejecting the Wall Street Journal’s report as an “outright lie” and “defamatory,” the New York Post reported. The Wall Street Journal, which cited “people familiar with the matter,” has stood by its reporting in the story. Kirsten Grind and Emily Glazer are listed on the article’s byline.
Yeah, that was Sergey and me yesterday afternoon!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
Musk accused Wall Street Journal investigation editor Michael Siconolfi of having “zero journalistic integrity” for his role in publishing what he called a “hit piece.”
Lawyer for Sergey Brin’s wife Nicole Shanahan backs @elonmusk saying, “Make no mistake, any suggestion that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is not only an outright lie but also defamatory.”Yet @wsj says “We are confident in our sourcing, and we stand by our reporting.” 🤦🏻♂️ — Dave Lee (@heydave7) July 27, 2022
Musk suggested that Shanahan could sue the outlet for defamation, arguing that his own public profile would make it difficult to win a defamation case as a litigant. Musk shared a picture of himself hanging out with Brin in response to a tweet from Siconolfi claiming their friendship had been destroyed, seemingly catching the mainstream media editor red-handed.
The real problem here is that @michaelsiconolf has zero journalistic integrity— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
Musk has claimed that dishonest media coverage of him is motivated by demand for clicks and internet traffic. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
______, ______ your 👖 are on 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Ioq3EGOQj3— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022