The other side of this is that, unlike what Gizmodo blogger Jesus Diaz suggests, of course you can argue against data. Data lies all the time! In the case of Elon Musk and the New York Times, a perfect example is that Broder, the Times writer, describes his Model S running out of charge and having to be lifted onto a flatbed and towed to a charging station. In his response, Musk writes: "As the State of Charge log shows, the Model S battery never ran out of energy at any time, including when Broder called the flatbed truck." Seems pretty cut and dried, right? Broder must have lied!