Tesla founder and multi-billionaire Elon Musk has announced that he is planning to create a new site named after Pravda, to let people rate the credibility of journalists and news organizations. This occurred after some news organizations ran stories alleging that he has current financial issues, that Musk took issue with.
This has received a mixture of admiration and incredulity, but someone unexpected has Elon’s back.
I agree with @elonmusk that the media should be held accountable to tell the truth. Many reporters are honost but Fake news outlets like Hollywood Reporter should not be spreading lies. Go Elon!
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 27, 2018
Stan Lee, comic book writer, editor, publisher, producer, businessman, reality TV star and cameo-maker. So much so that Elon Musk retweeted it.
Now the Hollywood Reporter hasn’t bother Musk much of late. But The Hollywood Reporter recently ran an article claiming Elder Abuse against Stan Lee, something Lee was seen to publicly deny in a video, but only days before he then sued ex-business partner Jerry Oliveras for elder abuse.
As a result, some response to Stan’s tweet has been a little… doubtful. And not everyone is on board…
Whoever’s running this account should be less obvious about it
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) May 27, 2018
.@TheRealStanLee, we haven’t talked in years, but I know you’re better than being someone who begins throwing around a loaded term like “Fake news”, particularly considering who has popularized that foul way of diminishing journalism.
With great power… Well, you know the rest. https://t.co/2pkosyU8yY
— Ken Plume (@KenPlume) May 27, 2018
This tweet most definitely wasn’t written by the person being accused of elder abuse and not Stan Lee, no way, no how. pic.twitter.com/4PecIsmADU
— Jess Flores (@MildredPierce_) May 27, 2018
Maybe Stan is trying to get a seat on Elon’s next space flight?