CBS 60 Minutes Adds Gasoline Engine Sound Effects To Tesla Vehicles

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

CBS admitted adding erroneous audio effects to a recent 60 Minutes report on Tesla founder Elon Musk. Tesla vehicles, in fact, are electric and make little noise.

The battery-powered Tesla Model S is one of the world’s fastest and quietest luxury cars, but you might not know the latter if you watched the "60 Minutes" interview with Tesla founder Elon Musk that first aired on Sunday.

Now CBS says it regrets the "error" that led to that impression.

Following an introductory segment by Scott Pelley, whose wife owns a Model S, there is a series of shots provided by Tesla of a Model S driving down a road accompanied by the out-of-sync sounds of an internal combustion engine and the shifting of a transmission.

The Model S has neither of these things.

Here's a snippet from the CBS report:

CBS has since removed the edited audio from the segment. The interview with original sound effects can be watched HERE.

(Yes, the video above is a parody of the report. Those are not the actual sound effects CBS used.)

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:40 PM


1 I bet they really hate it when they get caught lying (Oh, excuse me, 'making a mistake')again and again by people who pay attention, but I suppose the LIV just eat this stuff up.

Posted by: TimothyJ at April 07, 2014 12:46 PM

2 Why, it's almost as if these leftist "news" organizations LIE on a regular basis or sumthin', ain't it?

Posted by: MtTB at April 07, 2014 01:22 PM

3 The lamestream media is so out of touch with reality, it is hard to tell if they are lying or just stupid.

Posted by: Kafiroon at April 07, 2014 03:08 PM

4 What's so wrong with this? Haven't you seen movies where the attacking sharks growl?

Posted by: TimothyJ at April 07, 2014 09:01 PM

5 CBS - Manufacturing news since the cronkite days ...

Posted by: holodekker at April 08, 2014 02:45 AM

6 Media is controlled by liberal Jews

Posted by: Rightrt at April 08, 2014 07:37 AM

7 Fake but accurate, and noisy.

Posted by: obsidian at April 08, 2014 11:54 AM

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