Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will appear in an exclusive interview on Tuesday with the Babylon Bee, promising both laughs and unique insights into the life of Time Magazine’s 2021 “Person of the Year.”
The Babylon Bee, a satirical website often known for its mockery of political issues, offered a trailer of the highly-anticipated interview on Monday evening.
The Babylon Bee Interviews @elonmusk (Trailer)
Full interview drops TOMORROW.
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) December 20, 2021
“You could be on CNN right now,” the Babylon Bee’s host said to Musk.
“I’m not perverted enough, I guess,” Musk laughed.
The trailer also included some serious moments.
“I probably aspire to reduce the size of government,” Musk added. “Anything done by the government is going to be inefficient because the government is a monopoly.”
The trailer even addressed Musk’s recent Twitter feud with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“If you could die by irony, she would be dead,” Musk joked.
Never holding back, Musk included comments against his conservative hosts as well.
“How come we’re doing this show on a Sunday? Why aren’t you heathens in church?” he asked.
The show will be made available on YouTube and other major podcast platforms according to the Babylon Bee.
Musk has recently become well known for his wit during Twitter comments with Warren. The senator criticized Musk for “freeloading” on his taxes after he was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren tweeted.
Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else. https://t.co/jqQxL9Run6
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 13, 2021
“And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year,” Musk responded.
Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021
“Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already,” Musk later mocked.
On Sunday, Musk took to Twitter to announce he will pay more than $11 billion in U.S. taxes this year. The words led to a strong response, including renowned psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson saying, “Thank you.”
Thank you. https://t.co/f41VVYuSuR
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) December 20, 2021
The Babylon Bee has long been known for its satire, but has been criticized at times by mainstream media. In June, The New York Times issued a correction after referring to the Babylon Bee as a “far-right misinformation site.” The Daily Wire previously reported:
The Times issued the correction after receiving a letter from the Bee’s legal counsel demanding a correction to the article. Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon said that the label the Times used was false and “defamatory.”
“Big update here. The [New York Times] has responded to our demand letter by removing defamatory statements about us from their article,” Dillon wrote Monday on Twitter. He shared a screenshot of an email from the senior counsel at the Times to the counsel at the Bee. The email said that the Times had corrected its article and removed references to the Bee as “far-right misinformation.”
“I write in response to your letter of June 2, received by the Times on June 8. We have carefully reviewed the the [sic] concerns raised in your letter and, in response to those concerns, we have removed the reference to the Babylon Bee from the article and appended a correction,” Times senior counsel Dana Green wrote.
Big update here. The @nytimes has responded to our demand letter by removing defamatory statements about us from their article. Here’s their email to our counsel notifying us of the correction. https://t.co/lv0eYo6NzK pic.twitter.com/OLi5KzMzej
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) June 14, 2021