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CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ĹOutedĺ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/cnbc-co-anchor-accidentally-outed-apple-ceo-tim-cook-gay-article-1.1848553#ixzz369fT9fVl ^

Posted on 06/30/2014 1:11:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’

Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind.

The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook.

New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO.

"I just found it very, very fascinating," Stewart said about Browne being the first CEO of a Fortune 500 or FTSE 100 company to publicly acknowledge that he is gay after being outed by a tabloid.

Shortly after, Browne resigned from BP in 2007.

"Of course, there are gay CEOs in major companies," Stewart continued. "I reached out to many of them."

Upon speaking to the closeted gay CEOs Stewart was aware of, he realized how none were willing to be identified although their initial interaction was pleasant.

"I got an extremely cool reception," he recalled, adding that "not one would allow to be named at all."

"I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he's gay at the head of Apple," Hobbs said. "Isn't he?"

An awkward silence followed as Hobbs quickly realized his snafu.

"Hmm, no," Stewart said shaking his head.

"Oh dear, was that an error?" Hobbs asked. "I thought he was open about it."

While Cook has been candid about his support of LGBT rights, he has never publicly spoken out about his own sexuality or addressed Hobbs remarks.

"I applaud @WhiteHouse decision to ban #LGBT discrimination at fed contractors," he tweeted June 17. "House must act on #ENDA. A matter of basic human dignity."

Confirming Hobbs error, co-anchor David Faber said, "Wow, I think you just … yeah."

Still Hobbs tried to conceal his mistake by saying, "I think he's very open about it."


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alabama; apple; ceo; cnbc; collusion; culturewar; dontaskdonttell; enda; gaygeo; gaynewsrooms; homosexualagenda; jamesbstewart; johnbrowne; lavendermafia; lgbt; maccult; notsoopen; pinkjournalism; pravdamedia; simonhobbs; timcook
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1 posted on 06/30/2014 1:11:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I was getting into Halt and Catch Fire until they had to go homo. Sad. Good story.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 1:15:56 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: txhurl

I heard that “The Last Ship” - which was even promoted on conservative talk radio shows - took about 40 minutes to go homo.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

We’ve been talking about Timmy being gay on FR for years and years, and it’s not like we’re privy to the insider secrets of corporate America.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 1:18:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: txhurl
I was getting into Halt and Catch Fire until they had to go homo. Sad. Good story.

Halt and Catch ????

5 posted on 06/30/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: nickcarraway

“What an enormous surprise!” said absolutely no one.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 1:19:27 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

No question Apple is a gay company whether or not the CEO is.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 1:20:50 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: txhurl

Me too, but I refuse to be entertained by filthy homosexuality.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 1:20:53 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: steve86

Just because he’s from Alabama?


9 posted on 06/30/2014 1:21:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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“”Of course, there are gay CEOs in major companies,” Stewart continued. “I reached out to many of them.””

Yea, I bet he did.

The fact is almost all the people with on air jobs in the MSM are homosexual.

It almost seems like that is how they got their jobs.

They think all other professions should be dominated by homosexuals.

10 posted on 06/30/2014 1:22:06 PM PDT by detective
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To: GeronL
I heard that “The Last Ship” - which was even promoted on conservative talk radio shows - took about 40 minutes to go homo

I didn't notice - then again, it was so poorly written, and so many gaping holes in the plot, I could barely watch it.

11 posted on 06/30/2014 1:24:48 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: txhurl

Even the new show Tyrant had to throw some homo in there too . .
effers


12 posted on 06/30/2014 1:26:07 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: nickcarraway

“Timmy, we hardly knew ye,” thank God!


13 posted on 06/30/2014 1:26:27 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The word is on the street growing day by day, Even the informers know to stay away. Al Stewart)
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To: GeronL

One of the female Leutenants made a comment about how she and her girlfriend had intended to go to Paris.

So even as a reference it was somewhat ambiguous. I think that I was more startled by my automatic reaction that it was a gay ref than anything else. Shows how acclimated society is (by intent) to immediately read a comment like that as gay when there are other options.

Like with the “and another reason” by Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon 2; considering how many body parts the guy is missing it could also just be interpreted that his man parts are wherever his arm, leg, tooth, etc are.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 1:27:04 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting. Apple’s CEO is hay? Didn’t know that. Changes nothing for me really. I own few apple products.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 1:27:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: tanknetter
Like with the “and another reason” by Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon 2;

They already admitted that was a gay reference.

16 posted on 06/30/2014 1:29:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: plain talk

Well unless you’re using LINUX, you’re guilty anyway by FR standards.

Microsoft execs are significant funders of gay marriage initiative.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 1:30:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was apparently only a bad policy for the US Military. When it happens at the top ranks of America’s liberal sponsoring corporations and in the newsrooms, well it is just to advance the agenda without appearing to be self-serving.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 1:33:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway

Not exactly a revelation....... Been known for quite a while.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 1:34:11 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Dammit.. I was planning to start watching Tyrant.

Go Homo = chg channel immediately for me.

I am one of the 98% normal who are disgusted by homos forced on me.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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