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Steve Jobs Called Fox News a ‘Destructive Force in Our Society’
Gawker ^ | October 26, 2011 | Gawker

Posted on 10/26/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT by re_tail20

Rupert Murdoch must have imagined Steve Jobs would be a feisty dinner guest. Even still, the News Corp. chairman couldn't have foreseen that, in one night at the mogul's Carmel, California ranch, Jobs would call his tech people incompetent, get a guy fired, and say that Fox News was literally destroying the world.

Walter Isaacson's new biography of the Apple co-founder says Jobs railed against the conservative news channel and tried to convince Murdoch to shut it down. His comments came at the 2010 iteration of News Corp.'s annual management retreat. Isaacson writes:

In return for speaking at the retreat, Jobs got Murdoch to hear him out on Fox News, which he believed was destructive, harmful to the nation, and a blot on Murdoch's reputation. "You're blowing it with Fox News," Jobs told him over dinner. "The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is conservative-destructive, and you've cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become a destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you're not careful." Jobs said he thought Murdoch did not really like how far Fox has gone. "Rupert's a builder, not a tearer-downer," he said...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: fnc; murdoch; stevejobs
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1 posted on 10/26/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

He is gone now.....move along, nothing to see here. 98.6


2 posted on 10/26/2011 8:00:03 PM PDT by shankbear (The GOP and the mass media are giving us another McCain......thanks.)
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To: re_tail20

not 98.6.....room temp.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 8:00:36 PM PDT by shankbear (The GOP and the mass media are giving us another McCain......thanks.)
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To: re_tail20
If everyone is required to use the same OS, use an Apple phone and we only had one party and candidate things would be much more efficient and easy as far as decision making is concerned. I think Job's has a point, Obama would make a good Castro, Chavez...
4 posted on 10/26/2011 8:01:25 PM PDT by Red6
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To: re_tail20

Steve Jobs - Innovative technology genious; political, social, moral, ethical moron.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 8:02:31 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: re_tail20

Much ado about nothing. FOX at best being center RINO. I guess even sainted rats need a boogey person.


6 posted on 10/26/2011 8:03:20 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: re_tail20
Oh yeah, he was the bright and shining example of humanity.

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7 posted on 10/26/2011 8:09:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: re_tail20

Jobs must have got into snorting his chemo.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 8:11:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: re_tail20

Flash-back from his acid trips?


9 posted on 10/26/2011 8:15:02 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: shankbear
Steve's teacher in his brand of Zen was himself taught by a fellow I happen to know (who is long dead these many years).

What all of these fellows taught is that attempting to build a personal philosophical and moral structure under Zen standards has absolutely nothing to do with how much money you can make or how smart you can be.

Which means, of course, that their brand of Zen is useless.

10 posted on 10/26/2011 8:15:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SkyDancer

But which company would you rather own stock in? I’ve made very little from Microsoft, made a lot from Apple.


11 posted on 10/26/2011 8:18:48 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Lancey Howard

I just wonder what happened when these successful people sold the rest of us out (and I think sold their souls to lucifer). Did they consciously sell their souls or was it just lack of judgement? The way they bash conservatives and Christians tells me it was a conscious decision and they have a contract with lucifer they must now keep.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT by MtnClimber (The left wants our power generated by unicorns running on treadmills. What dopes!)
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To: re_tail20
In the past couple of years as FNC has deserted it's base and moved to the mushy middle, I have called FNC a lot worse things than a destructive force.

I stopped watching about six months ago and have been much happier since.

Let's face the facts kiddies, FNC is slightly to the right on CNN. It has followed the RINO philosophy of moving as far to the left as possible without totally alienating conservatives.

If you want to delude yourself and keep watching go ahead. I'm sure Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes appreciate you as they laugh their way to the bank.

13 posted on 10/26/2011 8:20:52 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: af_vet_rr

I own very little stock in either one. I’m into planning my retirement; if I make it that far that is.


14 posted on 10/26/2011 8:21:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: re_tail20

I guess it’s true that some “genuises” are absolute nutcases otherwise.


15 posted on 10/26/2011 8:21:32 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: re_tail20

Haven’t seen more than 100 hours of it in the past decade but I cannot imagine that endless mortgage commercials where ‘INTEREST RATES HAVE CHANGED’ interspersed with perseveration over gary condit/rich dead woman in bermuda/brittany spears/indiana parking lot spankings/missing persons/dead michael jacksons/etc are a destructive force in our society. Were cartoons on his hit list also?


16 posted on 10/26/2011 8:23:36 PM PDT by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: MtnClimber

Lucifer has nothing to do with it. Jobs and Buffet and the rest of that ilk are simply selfish animals. How rude and selfish do you have to be to demand that government confiscate more money from neighbors, friends, and complete strangers? How rude and selfish do you have to be to walk into a polling place on election day and VOTE for government to confiscate more money from neighbors, friends, and complete strangers?


17 posted on 10/26/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: re_tail20; All; kristinn; rush; Hannity; HonestConservative; sneakers

Sure was destructive to him in ‘98.

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1204934287001/steve-jobs-in-1998-on-the-imac-future-of-apple/

Fox, pure evil.

Then again, it fitted the need... sell.

Oh by the way, i’d be just as evil not to include what was said about him recently (shakes head, I don’t know how Neil lives with himself):

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/cavuto-steve-jobs-president/

Well, my job is done here... and it only took 15 seconds.

Scrub away my lovies.

Before you do, video on that last one. (I have a hand drive and I know how to use it).

re_tail, thanks for playing.


18 posted on 10/26/2011 8:31:55 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You are making the case that they unconsciously sided with evil due to their greed. I look at the coordination of what they say and I am convinced they willingly sold their souls and are parroting what they must now say.


19 posted on 10/26/2011 8:35:34 PM PDT by MtnClimber (The left wants our power generated by unicorns running on treadmills. What dopes!)
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To: Lancey Howard

One doesn’t need to be ‘rude and selfish.’ Believing that the ‘common good’ is more important than individual rights and individual judgement is more than enough to conclude as he did.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 8:37:40 PM PDT by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: SkyDancer

You have to be kidding.

The asshole on the left achieved much better results from his efforts than did the asshole on the right. Jobs owns Gates in every way imaginable.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 8:38:53 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

It’s talking about character not product.


22 posted on 10/26/2011 8:40:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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23 posted on 10/26/2011 8:40:55 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: SkyDancer

Of course. But where’s your self-examination?

You are taking the huge leap of faith that you are a good arbiter/judge of these two lives.

Are you sure that your values are the right measure of men? You are applying your own values on these two individuals’ lives with absolutely no humility on your own part. What gives you that right?


24 posted on 10/26/2011 8:44:58 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: SkyDancer

Bill Gates is not the saint you make him out to be. Steve Jobs is not the sinner you want him to be. Give it a rest, wish them well and watch what you want to.


25 posted on 10/26/2011 8:47:32 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: krb

YOU COULD HAVE MADE YOUR POINT WITHOUT USING A WORD THAT OFFENDS WOMEN AND CHILDREN even though they too possess the offending orifice


26 posted on 10/26/2011 8:51:44 PM PDT by Blado (Emperor ObowMao & Hillary Incitatus - INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMINALS)
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To: Blado

Are you a woman or a child?


27 posted on 10/26/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb; MrsEmmaPeel

Look. All I did was post a character comparison that I saw. If you want to judge, then you judge. Okay? I was getting tired of all this “Saint Jobs” and just voiced an opinion. You know, an opinion. I didn’t know you’re not allowed to do that. You have yours, I have mine. Enough said.


28 posted on 10/26/2011 8:53:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: af_vet_rr
If you could have invested in the Mafia, or the Columbia drug cartel, you would have made even more. So what's your point?
29 posted on 10/26/2011 8:57:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SkyDancer
I was getting tired of all this “Saint Jobs” and just voiced an opinion.

Man up and stand by your post. Don't be a wuss...stand by your opinions. Explain it. Make your point. And be smart about it.

You posted a bitmap that someone else created and for some reason you think it's the proper reaction to "Jobs worship". You obviously feel that it represents your thoughts, perhaps expressed better than you could have come up with.

I don't think Jobs was a saint at all. In fact some other tight-ass on this thread already pointed out that I used language that he doesn't like.

30 posted on 10/26/2011 9:04:44 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: re_tail20

A Tale of Two Companies

If you are like me you haven’t seen so much of a hoopla about someone’s passing since John Lennon.
And Jobs really was a lot of things to a lot of people. Family guy, an adopted child who wasn’t aborted, and many other things. But I also see a lesson in out of control government.

Most of you remember seeing a picture of Bill Clinton and Gates playing golf one weekend.

Naturally you assumed that Gates was being shaken down by Clinton for DNC money. Well Gates played golf but he didn’t play ball. Within weeks Reno’s justice department was filing an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft.

One of the first things Bush did after he gave the military a pay raise was to stop this suit.

But as a result Microsoft fell behind a couple of years in innovation. This allowed Apple to take the lead, and their products still command a 50% or larger price premium as a result.

This has made Apple rich, but made mobile devices more costly to the masses.

Once again out of control government ends up costing everyone.


31 posted on 10/26/2011 9:05:21 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: krb

It was a joke son.

Forgot the /sarc tag


32 posted on 10/26/2011 9:06:40 PM PDT by Blado (Emperor ObowMao & Hillary Incitatus - INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMINALS)
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To: Blado

Hehe, sorry bout the eye-roll (and loaded for bear response).


33 posted on 10/26/2011 9:10:25 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
So what's your point?

You generally don't do well in the tech industry unless your ruthless and have a drive. Gates had it, Jobs had it, Zuckerman and the Google guys have it, Steve Ballmer...no. Which is really weird because Ballmer has one helluva temper, but he doesn't know how to focus it.
34 posted on 10/26/2011 9:11:06 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: re_tail20

Businessmen are not philosophers and thinkers that writers and artists are (sometimes, not always.) Nothing to emulate, except financial success, which is so often a matter of luck, and in those two cases most certainly. Neither Jobs nor Gates can guide your children to riches. Maybe the super salesman Larry Ellison can.


35 posted on 10/26/2011 9:14:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SoldierDad

“Steve Jobs - Innovative technology genious”

Not even that. He was opportunistic and very, very good at identifying and exploiting the ingeniousness of others. He was very good at getting the very best out of the people around him, which is an extremely valuable and very, very rare talent. I also find that he was very good at setting “nearly” impossible goals, something which I believe he learned the value of at HP, when HP was HP (as opposed to the shell marketing company that it is now).

The WOZ was, and is, the genius. But he got out of the game early.


36 posted on 10/26/2011 9:14:00 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: posterchild

No sale on that lame excuse.
A person has to be rude and selfish to demand that government confiscate more money from neighbors, friends, and complete strangers. Jobs and his ilk are rude and selfish. Case closed.


37 posted on 10/26/2011 9:17:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MtnClimber
You are making the case that they unconsciously sided with evil due to their greed.

Not at all. I have no problem with measured greed, and I'm not sure if "evil" is the right word.
I still like my adjectives - - "rude and selfish".

38 posted on 10/26/2011 9:21:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Revolting cat!

“Maybe the super salesman Larry Ellison can.”

I just don’t “get” him. Nonetheless, he must be doing something right, given that he is beloved by no one.

Oracle makes a damn good product IMO, far and away the best in its field; I based this part of my career on it - but unfortunately, they know it, and price it accordingly.


39 posted on 10/26/2011 9:27:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: re_tail20

Yeah, liberals hate the fact they lost their monopoly on TV news and no longer could tilt the views of people.

Fox did nothing but have one or two more real conservatives on the opinion shows and then just report the news straight.

How dare them?


40 posted on 10/26/2011 9:29:02 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Romney as president will just destroy the country slower than Obama.)
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To: re_tail20

Jobs was a closed shop person.

He also said he could will his cancer away.


41 posted on 10/26/2011 9:32:39 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: SkyDancer
Bill Gates' idea of "charity" is Planned Parenthood international.

And that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of his "character."

42 posted on 10/26/2011 9:47:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: re_tail20

while we’re at it....little Applebots explode..lol

http://slated.org/good_riddance_steve_jobs


43 posted on 10/26/2011 9:48:25 PM PDT by wardaddy (This GOP field sux)
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To: newzjunkey

Believe Planned Parenthood was Buffet’s ‘charity’; and Gates and Buffet, duly impressed - by each other.


44 posted on 10/26/2011 9:50:11 PM PDT by cricket (Stop the Madness . . . let Freedom Prevail. . .)
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To: re_tail20

Isaacson was the president of CNN NEWS for a very short and unsuccessful stint. Given that Fox ate his lunch, I might be dubious about this account, given that Jobs isn’t around to proof the galleys. Just sayin’.


45 posted on 10/26/2011 9:50:44 PM PDT by Basil Fremp
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To: SoldierDad
yeah, sort of weird how that can happen. I think God blesses people with great talents, and then when they use them and become successful, the devil comes and leads their minds down the wrong path unrecognized. Yet that creative genius is still alive...but imagine what he would have done with the right mindset politically. And he would not have gotten cancer too, as that is a demon caused personality dis- ease.
46 posted on 10/26/2011 9:53:37 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: SkyDancer

I think the reaction here from some actually vindicates you....don’t apologize...they are saying about Gates exactly what they accuse you about doing about Jobs

I knew way back that Jobs denied his child including attempting to thwart a paternity suit by lying he was sterile.

Innovative yes...but that’s it....even he didn’t invent GUI though he did make nifty overpriced stuff with good graphics for folks who can stand going in the OWS crowd at a Mac store...personally I’d rather lick the toilet seat at Whole Foods

Sorry Rush and Mcbots here...I avoid the loonies...there is a reason 99% of Mac users are lefties and it’s all Hollywood ever show...the premier liberal status symbol like a Prius with COEXIST bumper sticker...they own and know Apple is them..Jobs included

Denying your spawn is unforgivable especially if you were adopted as Jobs was.


47 posted on 10/26/2011 9:58:32 PM PDT by wardaddy (This GOP field sux)
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To: wardaddy

“Denying your spawn is unforgivable...”

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The best part of an excellent post.


48 posted on 10/26/2011 10:01:23 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Where can I invest in the Sinaloa Cartel pray tell?


49 posted on 10/26/2011 10:02:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (This GOP field sux)
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To: EyeGuy

tks...I expect to be lumped in with Satan, John Wayne Gacey and Pee Wee Herman any minute


50 posted on 10/26/2011 10:04:26 PM PDT by wardaddy (This GOP field sux)
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