After getting busted by Elon Musk, Business Insider global EIC defends publishing bogus Musk scoop –

Earlier today, Business Insider dropped a bombshell about Elon Musk having close and substantial financial ties to disgraced FTX head and über-extreme-ultra-mega crypto crook Sam Bankman-Fried:

More from Business Insider:

Embattled FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried owns a stake in Twitter that’s worth about $100 million, according to a report from Semafor.

After midnight on May 5, a few weeks after Musk offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion, the Tesla CEO texted Bankman-Fried, inviting him to roll over his public Twitter shares into a stake in Musk’s privately-held company, the publication reported.

Musk’s text followed a message from Bankman-Fried in which he expressed his support for Musk’s plans for Twitter and said he wouldn’t be able to invest new money in Twitter, Semafor reported. The crypto founder added he had about $100 million in stock he could roll over into the deal, the publication said.

There was just one teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy little problem with Business Insider’s scoop: it wasn’t true.

Musk himself called them out on it — and managed to work in a well deserved dig at their journalistic worth:

Fact-check: accurate.

Accurate AF, as it turns out. Because check out what Insider global editor-in-chief Nich Carlson tweeted in response:

If that tweet didn’t already exist, we’d have to invent it. Because holy crap, you guys. Not only is Carlson not-so-subtly admitting that the story is BS, but he’s actually proud of it.

Oh, it’s real. And it’s spectacular … ly nuts.





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