Okay, I read another of the articles that you think proves your point. You quote the summary:
The feature itself has gained a lot of fame in the recent months thanks to its obvious novelty value and the fact that it is the first hands-off, self-driving technology on the market today.
Except the actual article goes into much more detail to explain what that means:
The second milestone is Semi-Autonomous driving, something only Tesla can claim at the moment, and consists of the car driving itself (hands-off the steering wheel) with the driver being a necessary requirement for regular monitoring. In this case, the car will handover control to the human in various scenarios. The element of the human driver is assumed to be an active participant in the process – albeit one which doesn’t interfere for some (if not most) of the time. Basically, if you crash the car while on Autopilot – you are responsible.
It is absolutely clear in that article that the autopilot works as Tesla officially claims and that any reasonable person would expect. Any person who bought a Tesla thinking it would let them take a nap while driving from SF to LA is either insane or a pathological liar. There are certainly thousands of people who have only vague ideas and think Teslas are self-driving, these people don't own them and are not serious customers. Most people are superficial idiots, what are you going to do?
You are holding Tesla responsible for every tweet that could possibly be misinterpreted. It's a f*king tweet! It has to be short and almost always is a bastardized executive summary. That is like holding VW responsible for tweets that say "the new Porsche has 500 horsepower and can go 195". Good lord man, why are they telling people to go 195 mph on a public highway!
Have you test-driven a Tesla? Do it, test the auto pilot and ask your "advisor" about it. I guarantee he will not mislead you into thinking you are getting a self-driving car. At best you can manipulate him into saying "I guess you could play Jenga while going down the highway, but we would not recommend that and it would be a seriously dumb thing to do."