Not The Onion: Elon Musk Poaching "The Onion" Staffers For Secret Project

Elon Musk has a secret project and has hired several former top staffers and writers of satirical news site The Onion to work on it, according to The Daily Beast

Former Onion editor in chief Cole Bolton and executive editor Ben Berkley left the publication last year due to differences with the company's management. Since then, the two have been in Los Angeles working on the Musk project, and they recently poached three of the site’s writers and a longtime editor to join them, sources confirmed. -The Daily Beast

Musk's new venture has been described as a "comedy project," while The Onion is known for its deadpan delivery of intentionally fake news. For example:



 “We can confirm that we have learned nothing from prevailing trends in media and are launching a brand-new comedy project,” Bolton and Berkley told The Daily Beast. It’s unclear, however, what exact project the team is building.

Bolton and Berkley kept many of their former colleagues and friends in the dark, said sources—several of whom speculated the project will likely be another written satirical-news property or website. Multiple sources familiar with the project emphasized that Musk would not have editorial oversight of the project, and that he is not involved in its day-to-day operations. -Daily Beast

When asked about the project, Musk told The Daily Beast that he has an interest in comedy.



TeethVillage88s Dr.Strangelove Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:24 Permalink

This Do-Tard... Wait, how much is he paying?

- US Workers can't be Whistleblowers in Planned Inflation Era of FISCAL and Monetary policy, we turn on our friends & neighbors... and we won't have ethics when the boss breaks rules... so "How Much IS He PAYING!!???"

- I Can't afford to be Blacklisted... I have a house, a car, kids to put in college!!!  Planned Inflation ruined my Life as a Western Diplomat, Western Journalist, and Western Broker!!!

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Tom Green Swedish Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:32 Permalink

One should start a blog on all the silicon valley / tech nutcases. Gayes / Ellison / Zuckerberg / Spigel / Musk / Bezos / Cook / Dell / Page / Brin / Smithdt  / MCAFEE EAT A DICK that guy from zynga / kalanick / thiel / parker / that ballmer idiot - ms windows first ad ROFL. They have so much money its made them fucking insane. and on and on and on. In fact the only normal person Ive ever encountered from "the valley" is Johnny Ive - he is just slightly off but probably the most brilliant off all. Making fun of tech people most people worship would be phenonmenal. These people are all froot loops. Total freaking froot loops. Feel free to add to the list.

Rapunzal Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:32 Permalink

Elon Musk needs a jester. But remember he is just another front like Zuckerberg and all the other ilk, of the men above him. The ones that control the trillions.

GreatUncle Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:46 Permalink

Got to realise himself what is broken to fix it.

Not a chance and I do not rate as smart neither.

Throw me a few $billion and I can pretend to be smart...


tion tion Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:56 Permalink

Elon’s board has had him by the balls since around the time of his 2014 AI Demon comments but failed to secure a replacement for him. Elon knows the depth of the wickedness of what he is working on but the spineless coward carries on to placate the snakes. Maybe because his other dreams can’t stand on their own two legs. We can lie to ourselves as much as we’d like, but yet the consequences of our actions persist.

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Boxed Merlot Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:55 Permalink

...the Musk venture...described as a "comedy project,"...The Onion is known for its deadpan delivery...

Here ya go. The "late" Apostle Paul, aka "Saul", (of Tarsus, in modern day Turkey), self declared as a Pharisee among Pharisees claimed his attempt and success at being the top Pharisee was nothing more than dung was not only content at being assigned as the dispatcher of "good news" to those outside the Mosaic covenant, but relished in the thought of it, taught everyone outside the Jewish realm that not only were they without hope in the world, (i.e death was eminent and would mean nothing one did on earth counted towards eternal worth), but that the Creator had in mind to (1) present any / all willing to a citizenship beyond the earth, to (2) a family name to be called in that fair land and (3) to accept the fact that as a "living-stone" in the edifice the Creator was constructing, one would find ultimate purpose in being and belonging.

There. It's all yours. And for free.


UnacknowledgedX Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:07 Permalink

To: Elon Musk

Proposal to make you feel complete.

Details: Design, build and deliver to you, an autonomously powered, recreational vehicle capable of superluminal speed and with unlimited range.  

Price: $1.2B


scatha Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:17 Permalink

Musk succumbed to psychotic delusions and paying everybody off not to say it to his face.

he cannot even produce do-it-yourself plastic electric toy by himself instead he built his toy factory.

best he can do is to shoot himself in space and leave face of the earth sparing us his insult to human intelligence projects paid by taxpayer money.

peippe Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:54 Permalink

It's going to be a show about nothing.

Well, actually, Elon plays a stand-up comedian with zany 

& interesting friends in a nyc borough & a mailman named 'Oldman' is his nemesis, 

 & I've typed too much.