The media really does print some amount of sh*** when it comes to Tesla. Could you see them printing stuff like this if a BMW has something wrong with it's seats? I highly doubt it.
It's true, but you have the expect the trash to offset the sheer amount of press they get.
Their recent recall of ~500,000 odd vehicles made the top business news and most read on BBC. The recall was for a coax cable running over the boot lid to the rear camera that, as a result of being solid cored, may over time snap and prevent viewing of the rear camera when parking (nothing to do with the self-driving cameras etc). Basically a total non-issue and an easy fix.
Our Mercedes van has been recalled about 5 times in as many years for issues way more serious and intrinsic to day-to-day driving, one I think being sudden brake failure. Did any of those make the news? Of course not. But they don't get the 'positive' press either.