Steve Jobs Said, ‘Fox News is Destructive’, Freepers Howl
Steve Jobs told Rupert Murdoch that Fox News was a “destructive force in our society,” according to the blockbuster biography of the late Apple CEO.
Poynter was the first to uncover Jobs’ blunt words about the network in Walter Isaacson’s new book. Isaacson writes that, after speaking at a News Corp. retreat, Jobs unloaded on Murdoch:
“You’re blowing it with Fox News,” Jobs told him over dinner. “The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly 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 had gone. “Rupert’s a builder, not a tearer-downer,” he said. “I’ve had some meetings with James, and I think he agrees with me. I can just tell.”
Meanwhile over at freerepublic.com,
Jobs was a leftist, he never stopped being a leftist.
2 posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:37:16 PM by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
Apple co-founder says Jobs railed against the conservative news channel and tried to convince Murdoch to shut it down.
Yeah. Because FOX News, by far the ratings leader in cable news, should be listening to a Commie Pinko computer salesman for programing advice. What a typical Leftist tactic to force an opposing view shut down for decorum’s sake.
5 posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:40:17 PM by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
The more I hear about him, the less I like him. And I never liked him much. A leftist, a bully, a thief. Not a genius. Just another slick salesman. Sayonara, SJ. We’re better off without you. (‘Course, I’d say that of any leftist.)
29 posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:01:46 PM by LibWhacker
It takes a real special stupid to call one of Americas most successful modern CEOs a “commie pinko” and a “leftist”.