Elon Musk’s ‘brutally awkward’ appearance on Saturday Night Live

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    IN THE PRESS – Monday, May 10, 2021: We look at the “perfect storm” of coinciding events leading to clashes in Jerusalem. The New York Times writes that recent massacres in #Afghanistan show the country is “on the verge of unravelling” as US troops withdraw. French military members publish another open letter in a far-right magazine, warning about “Islamism”. We also look at scathing reactions to Tesla founder #ElonMusk’s performance as the host of comedy show Saturday Night Live, described as an act of “brand management” designed to mask his true power. Plus, a rare lobster is spared from slaughter! 

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