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CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ĹOutedĺ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay
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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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To: nickcarraway
“”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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To: plain talk
I own few apple products.

Apple is so gay.

21 posted on 06/30/2014 1:41:51 PM PDT by Kennard
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22 posted on 06/30/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: nickcarraway
I heard about the Apple CEO here three years ago.

Didn't everybody?

23 posted on 06/30/2014 1:46:13 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway
Fixing...

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

24 posted on 06/30/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone that is primarily known for their sexual preferences, no matter what they are, should be embarrassed to have that public knowledge as they would be for being known how much their feces stink. Both are bodily functions that should not be paraded in public.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 1:48:04 PM PDT by spandau-guard
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To: nickcarraway
Some Newsman spills the beans about Tim Cook being Gay. . . which must be a no-no in Liberal circles. Oops! —PING!


Apple What? Tim Cook is GAY? Who knew? Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List,

26 posted on 06/30/2014 1:48:47 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: nascarnation

I have given up making that point. People just have too much fun...why spoil it for them?


27 posted on 06/30/2014 1:50:22 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: PJ-Comix

Halt and Catch Hepatitis B.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 1:51:14 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: nickcarraway
You know what they say, "Takes One To Know One!"

-Simon Hobbs-

29 posted on 06/30/2014 1:59:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: nickcarraway

Idiocy all around.

But I was aware of Cook’s orientation and I know simply because it is open and don’t think it is hidden. The reporter said nothing wrong or untrue.


30 posted on 06/30/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: steve86

Apple has always been the largest corporate supporter of the gay movement. Probably had a lot to do with their ownership of the fashion and design markets and the significantly high rates of homosexuals in those fields.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 2:00:59 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: ifinnegan
But I was aware of Cook’s orientation and I know simply because it is open and don’t think it is hidden. The reporter said nothing wrong or untrue.

Cook neither denies or affirms anything about his sexuality or any relationships. He has never been photographed in the company of any particular male or female. It's possible he's married to the job regardless of his sexual orientation. One photograph purporting to shoe Cook with a male is an obvious photoshop fake, placing Cook's face and head on someone else's body.

32 posted on 06/30/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Swordmaker

I remember when Jobs died that the reports were quite open about Cook.

“Cook neither denies or affirms anything about his sexuality or any relationships.”

That is a civilized way of being open.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 2:24:26 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: nickcarraway
Guess what? No one CARES.

This also goes to show that the media is complicit with government and big business in not reporting what government and big business doesn't want reported!

Shills.

Hacks.

Scribblers.

Lapdogs.

34 posted on 06/30/2014 2:27:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
Some Liberal Newsman spills the beans about Tim Cook being Gay. . . which must be a no-no in Liberal circles. Oops! —PING!


What? Tim Cook is GAY? Who knew?
Obviously not Mainstream Media Libs! Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

35 posted on 06/30/2014 2:28:19 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: nickcarraway

You mean he has a Surface tablet?


36 posted on 06/30/2014 2:45:52 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Swordmaker

bump


37 posted on 06/30/2014 2:57:54 PM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe the word “Accidentally” should have quotes around it, instead.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 3:22:05 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: nickcarraway

It HAS been no secret that Tim Cook is homosexual. It is old news and, frankly, boring as well.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 3:58:55 PM PDT by Jemian
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15 Interesting. Apple’s CEO is hay? Didn’t know that. Changes nothing for me really. I own few apple products.

33 “Cook neither denies or affirms anything about his sexuality or any relationships.” That is a civilized way of being open.

2/12/2013 – POTUS #44 BHO’s State of the Union Address was later in the calendar than normal. FLOTUS Michelle Obama invited 2 open homosexuals to sit with her in the Congressional gallery: (1) Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. and (2) Tracey Hepner, wife of the 1st openly-homosexual U.S. military general officer, BG Tammy Smith (U.S. Army), and founder of Military Partners and Families Coalition. There was no mention of homosexual issues in the speech.

41 posted on 06/30/2014 4:27:14 PM PDT by MacNaughton (St. Augustine: "with love for mankind and hatred for sins")
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone that doesn’t think Apple is TOTALLY GAY has NO IDEA what they’re dealing with.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 4:43:29 PM PDT by BobL
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To: nickcarraway; Swordmaker
Tim Cook is one of the few very public people who, being gay, doesn't make a big deal out of it. It's his own damn business, he acts that way, and I think he's the most civilized of the many public people who are known to be gay.

I'm utterly, bloody sick and tired of celebrities and other public people "coming out" and making a big deal of their sexuality, whatever it is.

I DON'T CARE WHAT HE DOES ON HIS OWN TIME AT HOME.

And apparently he would just as soon keep it to himself also, for which I think we should all be thankful.

43 posted on 06/30/2014 5:38:36 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: nickcarraway

There is a homosexual in the WH, maybe Hobbs could “out” him too.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 5:42:06 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: ifinnegan
> “Cook neither denies or affirms anything about his sexuality or any relationships.” That is a civilized way of being open.

GMTA (see #43)

45 posted on 06/30/2014 5:43:34 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Jemian; Swordmaker

I agree and the fact that Cook hasn’t publicly proclaimed his sexuality is, frankly, a positive thing.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh please. As if everyone didn’t already know that. We all knew about Elton John in the 70’s too - and it didn’t change anyone’s opinion of his music. So, so what?


47 posted on 06/30/2014 6:25:57 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

So in recent years, that means Apple, BP, Disney...

How about we just list the CEOs who AREN’T gay?


48 posted on 06/30/2014 10:22:17 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: tanknetter; GeronL

The VA for Gobber - Craig Ferguson - admitted that he ad-libbed the line, and the director - Dean DeBlois, who is openly homosexual - decided to throw it in.


49 posted on 06/30/2014 10:59:11 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: tanknetter

Shows how acclimated society is (by intent) to immediately read a comment like that as gay when there are other options.

...absolutely...just yesterday I was at a Target store, and two guys walked past me, one of them pushing a baby stroller...abundantly possible that the one is the father and the other one simply a friend or neighbor...but I said under my breath ‘tell me those guys aren’t gay...’

...why should my first reaction be so illogical...well, because our culture deems it beneficial to sew sexual confusion...


50 posted on 07/01/2014 6:09:52 AM PDT by IrishBrigade (')
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