Elon Musk backs Onion staffers working on undisclosed project

Pat Wise
March 15, 2018

"In order to understand the essential truth of things, I think you can find it in The Onion and occasionally on Reddit".

"For the early people that go to Mars, it will be far more risky", Musk told HLN on Monday.

Before Univision bought The Onion and its sister sites A.V. Club and Clickhole in 2016, Musk considered buying The Onion in 2014, a source confirmed to The Daily Beast.

Tesla co-founder, SpaceX founder, and Hyperloop hype man Elon Musk surprised SXSW audiences twice this weekend, popping up to speak at a Westworld cast appearance Saturday and for a one-on-one interview by the HBO series co-creator Jonathan Nolan on Sunday.

Although SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is known to make vague statements and jokes on social media, the tech revolutionary has also attempted to keep expectations with regards to his companies at a minimum. Among the new hires is former editor in chief of The Onion Cole Bolton, as well as former executive editor Ben Berkley, according to the report.

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Although what they're working on is still unknown, the former staffers and Musk seem all too willing to confirm they're up to something.

It's believed that the new project is likely going to be another written satirical-news property or website.

"We can confirm that we have learned nothing from prevailing trends in media and are launching a brand-new comedy project", Bolton and Berkley said in a statement provided to the scribe, without really describing what's the project they're working on.

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