Faraday Future Keeps the Drama Coming
The New York Times Magazine does a deep-dive this week into the future. One of the reporters says about self-driving cars, "...I think we're all radically underestimating how much will change once they arrive." On the road to this radically transformational future, there'll surely be winners and losers. We've talked about this before. Faraday Future, the would-be challenger toTesla, looks more and more like a loser every time we read something about it. But let's take a step back: we're wildly aware of investors talking their book, so to speak, in an effort to affect bond pricing, bond trading, or management behavior in the midst of restructuring discussions. They may plant something fundamentally untrue in, say, Debtwire, with the hope that the market will read it and market forces will bend to their benefit. Oldest trick in the book. But we're not sure we've ever seen the next-level sh*t reported here: that is, that someone purportedly created a fake FF powerpoint presentation to suggest an imminent bankruptcy and force out the company's main financier. Choice response: “These documents were not created by Faraday Future, nor were they created on behalf of Faraday Future or at Faraday Future’s request,” said a spokesperson. Interesting. Was this the work of some sloppy lawyer or banker who left a pitch-book sitting around? (Haha, probably yes). Inquiring minds want to know.