One thing we learned about the world of tech journalism this week: Pando Daily (or at least Paul Carr) really hates Valleywag. In Hack Turned Flack news, the latter also let us know that Hamish McKenzie will leave his journo gig with the former to take a job in PR with Tesla.
Yep, I’m joining Tesla. Very sad to leave Pando. I owe a lot to @sarahcuda. More details later. Thanks for kind words, everyone.
— Hamish McKenzie (@hamishmckenzie) January 3, 2014
That’s Tesla of the renewable, highly flammable automobiles and the CEO eager to do his best impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall.
We will now follow the latest chapter in the attempt to market electric cars to the masses with great(er) interest. And if you’re wondering how McKenzie feels about Elon Musk‘s “shoot the messenger” strategy, consider this headline:
Should be an interesting year.
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