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Russia’s passive-aggressive reaction to SpaceX may mask a deeper truth

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    I find it really hard to take Berger's articles with any sort of truth. While I love SpaceX (was a moderator of the corresponding reddit community for several years), he's practically bought and...

    I find it really hard to take Berger's articles with any sort of truth. While I love SpaceX (was a moderator of the corresponding reddit community for several years), he's practically bought and paid for in terms of Musk adoration—and frequently receives non-financial benefits to continually lump praise upon Musk & the company in the form of meetings with Elon, special press passes to launches, etc.—while correspondingly delivering hit pieces on other topics such as Russia or NASA's own rocketry programs. Musk has jobsian levels of reality distortion field surrounding him. How can anyone possibly continue to operate in an impartial manner after you essentially become the company CEO's favourite press mouthpiece?

    I've raised this issue before on Tildes, which also shows he actually doesn't really have a good handle on the politics & science of space exploration as a whole. He's not at all an objective journalist and frequently self-injects into his articles to spin a narrative which isn't actually confirmed throughout his pieces.

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    1. feigneddork Link Parent
      I’ve noticed that when independently reading Ars Technical, any news about Elon Musk is generally super positive to an almost fault. It’s a shame because their other news topics are generally...

      I’ve noticed that when independently reading Ars Technical, any news about Elon Musk is generally super positive to an almost fault. It’s a shame because their other news topics are generally pretty good and I even bought a subscription to Ars a while back because I’ve enjoyed their content.

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  2. ThatFanficGuy Link
    gasp Russia shows its inferiority complex again? Color me surprised! ... And they're asking me why I don't want to stay.

    gasp

    Russia shows its inferiority complex again?

    Color me surprised!

    ...

    And they're asking me why I don't want to stay.

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