Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rockets; Media; Autonomous; Boring: "Elon Musk hires Onion staffers for undisclosed project"

From The Hill:
Billionaire Elon Musk has reportedly hired a number of former employees from The Onion to work on an undisclosed project.

Former Onion editor in chief Cole Bolton and former executive editor Ben Berkley have been working on the project and recently brought on board three of the satirical website's writers and another longtime editor, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday.

Bolton and Berkley told the news outlet that they are launching a new "comedy project" but did not provide details on how Musk would be involved. The two left The Onion last year.

“We can confirm that we have learned nothing from prevailing trends in media and are launching a brand-new comedy project,” the pair said in a statement....