I don't know about this case, but in the other two cases referenced Tesla was absolutely right to object about the poor press coverage.
The Top Gear episode - they faked the whole thing - the Tesla Roadster didn't run out of charge on the track as depicted.
As for the BBC's experiment with the Mini E: it has a range of 100 miles so I'm not sure what attempting to drive it to Edinburgh was supposed to prove, other than the stupidity of the BBC reporter. It's not a long distance vehicle - it's meant to be used for the 95% of journeys that are well within its range. I was one of the public 'beta testers' and had the car for 6 months during which time I drove over 4,000 miles at a total electricity cost of £52.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but something was definitely a bit fishy about both of those items.