Steve Jobs Called Out Rupert Murdoch, and Faux News

26 Oct

Steve was right on this one as well…

This one changed America for the Better

This One Has Destroyed Our Nation

Steve Jobs Called Fox News a ‘Destructive Force’ in Our Society’

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…

Murdoch later said he was used to people like Jobs complaining about Fox. “He’s got sort of a left wing view on this,” he said. Jobs asked him to have his folks make a reel of Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck shows – he thought they were more destructive than Bill O’Reilly – and Murdoch agreed to do so.


Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Faux News


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2 responses to “Steve Jobs Called Out Rupert Murdoch, and Faux News

  1. Constructive Feedback

    October 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Mr BT:

    So let me get this straight across your first two posts.

    1) You are worried more about Pat Buchanan on MSNBC than you are with Professional Progressive Political Preacher and the other “MSNBC’s Negroes” representing themselves as standing up for the Black community rather than just “Progressivism”

    2) You lauded Steve Jobs for hitting against Fox News yet when he told President Obama that he’d be a “one term-er” you no doubt believed that the cancer in his liver had spread to his brain for that one instance.

    The Negro mind does imagine wonders.


    • btx3

      October 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM

      Learn to read, Porch Simian!

      Nothing in that article that I wrote called for Buchanan’s firing, clown. Nor did I advocate silencing him.

      The Monkey brain… Indeed.



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