Dan Lyons who infamously blogged as Fake Steve Jobs
has attacked CNBC on their air for their slavish acceptance of Apple propaganda lies on the health of on again off again CEO and Chief Technical Messiah of the MacTards.
How do you pick a favourite in a pit full of vipers?
Apple has always made some good products but ridiculously overpriced and overhyped them and the religiosity of the MacTards and their veneration of Saint Steve doesn’t help. Google MacWheel and find the Onion’s on target satire.
CNBC set a standard for “stock analyst” puffery and promotion disguised as news in the run up to the dotcom bubble and the Enron/Worldcom/Tyco/Global Crossing fraudscape and governance meltdown.
The real and shameful failure of corporate governance has led to many attempts to improve this through sideshows of reporting like Sarbanes Oxley, or public viewing of the CEO’s stool sample. It is a bullshit distraction that ties companies up in reporting nonsense and frees them up to continue massively imprudent mismanagement (Wall Street) or obsessive focus on day to day fluctuations of the stock price (any publicly traded company). It is hard to criticize corporate governors or management for not having an executive succession plan that looks ahead 6 months when everything encourages them to not plan their business past today’s market close.
The fake steve jobs blog was hilarious but Dan Lyons is scum. I find it hard to believe that he attacks CNBC for falling prey to the sophisticated Apple PR machine when this asshat referred to independent analysis of the SCO vs IBM lawsuit published on Groklaw as “to bash software maker SCO Group in its Linux patent lawsuit against IBM, producing laughably biased, pro-IBMcoverage”. His foundation for treating a completely baseless absurd constantly changing greenmail lawsuit by “SCO” was essentially “some guys from SCO told me they have some really really good evidence but they can’t show me.” Or anyone. Ever. As it turns out.
Oh and i case you have not seen the Onion’s report on the Mac Wheel
Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard … well you should.