Source: TheRegister

 – November 11th, 2019


The journalist in question, Dan Primack of Axios, pushed on the fact that the Saudi government had murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its embassy in Istanbul – an act that has been called a “deliberate, premeditated execution” by the UN – and asked if it is appropriate that a representative from that government be on the board of an American company.

Khosrowshahi not only fluffed the response but did something far, far worse: he downplayed the murder of an innocent man, calling it a “mistake”, then compared it directly to his own company’s “mistake” when it ran down and killed a pedestrian in a self-driving car. He then argued that everyone should be forgiven, and defended the Saudi government’s investment in Uber – all while being given multiple opportunities to backtrack.