Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Elon's Redemption Song GM Factory Proposal Could Restore Musk's Image

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Elon's Redemption Song GM Factory Proposal Could Restore Musk's Image

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Elon Musk has had a tough year.

From a $20 million fine from the Securities and Exchange Commission to maliciously calling a critic a "pedo," Mr. Musk's erratic behavior has damaged his once-promising reputation as an innovative entrepreneur who shoots for the stars.

But what is America if not the land of redemption? And, in a recent "60 Minutes" interview, Mr. Musk mentioned a proposal that could quickly and deservedly redeem him in the eyes of thousands.

Mr. Musk indicated he would consider purchasing the U.S. factories that General Motors recently announced it was idling, such as the one in Lordstown, Ohio.That comment is far from a guarantee that Mr. Musk or his companies would pursue such an idea. But it is something and that is decidedly better than the nothing that GM recently offered the communities that surround its shuttered factories. …

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