Go back to Africa and take your battery powered cars with ya!! Elon Musk complains of 'holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies' in tirade Elon Musk complains of 'holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies' in tirade Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris Published 14 Hours Ago Updated 10 Hours AgoCNBC.com Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized media companies. Musk said distrust of journalists was responsible for President Donald Trump's election. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. Elon Musk is not happy with Tesla'srecent media coverage, to put it mildly. The Tesla CEO said Wednesday on Twitter that the public no longer respects "big media companies" because they "lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie."