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Apple Denies Steve Jobs Heart Attack Report: "It Is Not True" (CNN lied Stock died)
www.alleyinsider.com ^ | 10/03/2008 | Henry Blodget

Posted on 10/03/2008 7:41:05 AM PDT by Red Badger

"Citizen journalism" apparently just failed its first significant test. A CNN iReport poster reported this morning that Steve Jobs had been rushed to the ER after a severe heart attack. Fortunately, it appears the story was false. We contacted an Apple spokeswoman, who categorically denied it.

CNN's iReport kept the report up until at least 10:15 AM, about 20 minutes after we published Apple's denial. The story has since been removed.

CNN's iReport, Original Story

Steve Jobs was rushed to the ER just a few hours ago after suffering a major heart attack. I have an insider who tells me that paramedics were called after Steve claimed to be suffering from severe chest pains and shortness of breath. My source has opted to remain anonymous, but he is quite reliable. I haven't seen anything about this anywhere else yet, and as of right now, I have no further information, so I thought this would be a good place to start. If anyone else has more information, please share it.

We contacted Apple. Katie Cotton, Vice President of Worldwide Communications, replied quickly, saying "It is not true."

Twitter is abuzz. (See the live Twitter feed, which we've embedded below). Apple's stock also took a major hit before bouncing back:

Applechart.png

We expect this will lead to an SEC investigation. The IP address of the iReport poster will be easily traceable, and we expect the SEC will want to interview him or her to see if the story was "placed." You don't have to be George Soros to figure out how the stock would react to a story like this.

It is significant that this report appeared on a site owned by CNN. CNN does not profess to be directly responsible for iReport, but its name is at the top of the site. It's possible that reports like this will significantly damage CNN's credibility, and we wouldn't be surprised if this caused them to pull back from association with "citizen journalism." As of 10:07 AM ET, ten minutes after we published Apple's denial, iReport was still "reporting" the story. By 10:20, the story had been removed and replaced with this:

iReportstory.png

Here's CNN's vision for iReport:

With this site, we want to share our passion about the news in a way that invites you -- and everyone else -- to share your passion about the news. At CNN we live for news. We love talking about it. And we know that there's a whole lot more to it than what you see on TV or read on your favorite Web site. So we've launched an independent world where you, the iReport.com community, tell the stories we're not used to seeing. And the most compelling, important, and urgent ones may get seen on CNN.

So head on over the homepage and jump in. Tell your story and see how it connects to someone on the other side of the world -- and build a new kind of news site, one made from communities of shared interests, impassioned discussions and great storytelling.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: apple; cnn; computer; ilovebillgates; iwanthim; iwanthimbad; medialies; microsoftfanboys; stevejobs; stock

1 posted on 10/03/2008 7:41:05 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

2 posted on 10/03/2008 7:41:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: Red Badger

An apple a day......


3 posted on 10/03/2008 7:42:27 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Badger

Seems like a great way to tweak the market for a short-seller.


4 posted on 10/03/2008 7:43:16 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Red Badger

Anything to destroy the economy in time to spook the electorate right before an election.


5 posted on 10/03/2008 7:44:49 AM PDT by null and void (Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.-F. de La Rochefoucauld)
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To: Red Badger; Puppage

Steve has been looking alarmingly thin and peaked lately, he’s denying rumors that his pancreatic cancer may have come back but it’s got people worried.

Having said that, there’s a whole rogue’s gallery of “science journalists” who have released bogus or slanted stories and reports in recent years in blatant attempts to manipulate stock prices.


6 posted on 10/03/2008 7:45:35 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Swordmaker

ping


7 posted on 10/03/2008 7:46:15 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes
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To: null and void; sinanju

I bet CNN or the FBI could trace it’s origin from the I’net addresses and such........


8 posted on 10/03/2008 7:48:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: dirtboy

Isn’t that illegal?.......


9 posted on 10/03/2008 7:48:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: Red Badger
stock ticker or EKG?
10 posted on 10/03/2008 7:50:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The $700B bail out is giving parachutes to bankers while we must keep our seat belts on and shut up.)
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To: Red Badger

Im sure he did not get the blue screen of death


11 posted on 10/03/2008 7:54:07 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom I know McCain couldnÂ’t answer her in a flippant way, but IF HE COULD it would have nice to)
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To: KarlInOhio

HEH HEH..........


12 posted on 10/03/2008 7:55:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: IncPen

not much different than harry reid’s comment about insurance companies yesterday.
Tank stocks then get in while they a low


13 posted on 10/03/2008 7:55:49 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: al baby; KarlInOhio

14 posted on 10/03/2008 7:57:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: sinanju

He and his hired cronies can deny it all they want; Steve Job is obviously VERY ill, deathly ill. I do not know what it is but Steve Jobs has something and it looks like it is killing him.


15 posted on 10/03/2008 8:01:51 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: Jmouse007
You're a moron.

He's 53, never been fat and his appearance can be directly attributed to the surgical procedure done, replumbing his digestive tract, removing the cancer and his pescatarian diet.

16 posted on 10/03/2008 8:25:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey (CA YES: Prop 4 - Family notification. NO (Bonds): 1A, 3, 12. Vote McCain/Palin.)
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To: newzjunkey; Jmouse007

Steve Jobs is going to die.
So will you, and so will I.


17 posted on 10/03/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT by null and void (Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.-F. de La Rochefoucauld)
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To: Red Badger

Stock holders lawsuit.


18 posted on 10/03/2008 8:50:43 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: KarlInOhio
stock ticker or EKG

Roller coaster.

19 posted on 10/03/2008 8:53:23 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

I can’t ping the Mac Ping list because I’m not at my computer right now. I’m responding on my iPhone. I should be able to do it within the hour.

I do think that FUD season is open because Apple is due in the next week or so to release new Macs. When that is imminent, the FUD hits the fan. One recent one from France is that MacPros are exuding Benzene in odiferous quantities and that iBooks eventually start to smell like BO (no, not Barack Obama... Human body odor). Sheesh. Now they’re killing off Steve Jobs.


20 posted on 10/03/2008 9:04:42 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: 1234; 50mm; 6SJ7; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; aristotleman; af_vet_rr; Aggie Mama; ...
FUD Meisters are at it again... report that Steve Jobs had a heart attack are false but reported on CNN Blog... PING!

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FUD Ping!

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

21 posted on 10/03/2008 11:04:52 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: newzjunkey
You're a moron. He's 53, never been fat and his appearance can be directly attributed to the surgical procedure done, replumbing his digestive tract, removing the cancer and his pescatarian diet.

I noticed how much thinner, gaunt really, Jobs looked when he introduced the Iphone 3G compared to the original Iphone intro last year. Also, he seemed to hand off a lot of the speaking duty to others, much more than usual. And a lot of others noticed it too. Also, do you know the nature of his surgery? He didn't have typical pancreatic carcinoma which is treated, if at all, with major surgery called a Whipple Procedure. His type of tumor, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, is often treated with much more conservative surgery, involving removal of the affected part of the pancreas but not bowel or stomach.

And calling people morons doesn't help you to convince anyone of your point.

22 posted on 10/03/2008 11:17:57 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Swordmaker

Beeeeyoutiful graphic! ;’)

I thought Stevie had prostate cancer, or something like that, maybe five years ago?


23 posted on 10/03/2008 11:26:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: dirtboy
Seems like a great way to tweak the market for a short-seller.

Unfortunately I had a stop loss in at $100.00 Oh well still 3 times what I paid for it. Now have to start all over again.

24 posted on 10/03/2008 11:40:47 AM PDT by itsahoot (We will have world government. The only question is whether by conquest or consent.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not prostate, he had pancreatic cancer. It was surgically removed.


25 posted on 10/03/2008 11:44:21 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker
Not prostate, he had pancreatic cancer. It was surgically removed.

Keep in mind that the type of tumor he had, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, is not the type of cancer we usually think of when we hear pancreatic cancer. It is usually much less aggressive and the surgery is often (not always) much less extensive than that required for typical pancreatic cancer.

26 posted on 10/03/2008 11:56:46 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Swordmaker
I can’t ping the Mac Ping list because I’m not at my computer right now. I’m responding on my iPhone. I should be able to do it within the hour.
It is possible to FReepmail yourself your ping list, which makes it available to you anywhere you FReep. 'Course that's no help if you can't cut and paste with your iPhone . . .

27 posted on 10/03/2008 12:03:44 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: jalisco555
Keep in mind that the type of tumor he had, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, is not the type of cancer we usually think of when we hear pancreatic cancer. It is usually much less aggressive and the surgery is often (not always) much less extensive than that required for typical pancreatic cancer.

That's why he is still alive... he had the less virulent form.

28 posted on 10/03/2008 1:04:34 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
It is possible to FReepmail yourself your ping list, which makes it available to you anywhere you FReep. 'Course that's no help if you can't cut and paste with your iPhone . . .

I carry my ping lists on a Flash drive so that I can use it on any computer... but that still doesn't help me with posting to the ping list on my iPhone. Rumor has it that iPhone 2.2 will have cut and paste... I hope.

29 posted on 10/03/2008 1:07:10 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

Hey, Sword...where’d ya’ hear that new Macs are coming next week?

I’m looking to get a Macbook Pro after the refresh.

See ya’,

Ed


30 posted on 10/03/2008 2:06:26 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: al baby

“Im sure he did not get the blue screen of death”

Very true, but holders of aapl sure were in a kernel panic.


31 posted on 10/03/2008 2:50:41 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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To: Red Badger

Steve oughta announce that he’s adding a second button to the mouse, the stock will double overnight!


32 posted on 10/03/2008 2:56:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve always wondered about those comments on Apple mouses (mice? meece?) having only one button. My last two iMacs came with a mouse that had 4 buttons.


33 posted on 10/03/2008 3:13:19 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Sir_Ed

Re: new Mac notebooks

It’s all over the rumor sites. One even says they will iPhone like touch display pad along with a regular screen.


34 posted on 10/03/2008 3:21:09 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: jimtorr
mouses (mice? meece?)


35 posted on 10/03/2008 3:29:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Red Badger
I wonder what they'd do if they kept getting submissions based on those email forwards. Something like: "I was informed by someone very reliable that 5000 people were shot and dumped in the bayou around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. They were probably prisoners, shot by the Prison Industrial Complex." - Submitted by C. McKinney
36 posted on 10/03/2008 3:52:43 PM PDT by brython (http://www.rightpolitik.com/)
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To: brython
+ </a>

*sigh*

37 posted on 10/03/2008 3:54:56 PM PDT by brython (http://www.rightpolitik.com/)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!

I’m doubt that Edwin Meece ever knew how to use a desktop computer.

How badly does it date me, that I not only know the man’s full name, but recognize his picture? And you, that you would make the connection? On second thought, let’s not go there.


38 posted on 10/03/2008 6:54:13 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Red Badger

39 posted on 10/05/2008 10:54:41 AM PDT by timestax
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