- Elon Musk appeared to take another blow to one of his main rivals, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
- “Say hello to your puppet master,” Musk told the Washington Post.
- The remark appeared to refer to Bezos’ ownership in The Post, which Trump also criticized.
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It looks like the Elon Musk-Jeff Bezos feud is still raging.
The two tech moguls have flip-flopped for the title of the richest person in the world in recent weeks, but they also have a multi-year feud that started over their competing space ambitions. It seems Musk hasn’t forgotten, as evidenced by a recent dig in Bezos.
The Washington Post’s Faiz Siddiqui on Tuesday released a report on how the demands on Musk’s time – including his travel schedule, personal life, and focus on SpaceX, the rocket company he also runs – are starting to have an impact on Tesla, which leads to what some critics are seeing. like missteps in his management of the company.
While reporting the story, which The Post said included interviews with a dozen current and former Tesla employees, investors, and analysts, the publication contacted Musk via email and received a brief response in return.
“Greetings to your puppet master,” Musk said in response to the Post’s request for comment.
The comment appears to refer to Bezos’ ownership in The Post – he bought the newspaper in 2013 for $ 250 million in cash. Bezos and The Post have repeatedly said that the CEO of Amazon has no influence over the editorial decisions of The Post.
But that hasn’t stopped critics from confusing the billionaire tech founder with the nearly 150-year-old publication, the loudest of them, former President Donald Trump. Trump made Bezos and the Post frequent targets during his administration, tweeting that the newspaper was broadcasting “fake news” and serving as Amazon’s “chief lobbyist”.
With that latest beard, Musk adds fuel to a rivalry with Bezos that dates back to at least 2004. Over the past 15 years, Musk has addressed a series of criticisms of Bezos and his rocket company, Blue Origin, including dealing with Copier Bezos on some of his business ventures, describing Amazon as a monopoly and appearing to do some research on Bezos’ age.
For his part, Bezos has repeatedly criticized SpaceX and Musk’s primary goal, which is to send humans to Mars – Bezos has described the idea as “unmotivating.”
“Go live on top of Mount Everest for a year first and see if you like it, because it’s a garden paradise compared to Mars,” Bezos said in 2019.