’60 Minutes’ Apologizes for Audio Editing in Tesla Report

By Chris Ariens Comment

TeslaSound“60 Minutes” has apologized for an editing error in Scott Pelley’s feature on Tesla founder Elon Musk Sunday night.

As an electric car, the Tesla Model S doesn’t make a typical engine noise, so the editor added some sound for effect. Many of the 14 million viewers, including auto blog Jalopnik, picked up on it: “It sounds like they recorded a motorcycle engine and used it to spice up the car footage. Whatever it is, it’s not the sound of a Tesla,” Jalopnik’s Robert Sorokanich noticed.

A “60 Minutes” spokesperson explains: “Our video editor made an audio editing error in our report about Elon Musk and Tesla. We regret the error and it is being corrected online.”

14.30 million viewers watched “60 Minutes” Sunday night, making it the 4th most-watched show of the week.