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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jobs’

“Fake Steve Jobs” Says CNBC’s Goldman “Got Punked” About Real Steve Jobs’ Health

cnbc_1-15.bmpWebNewser writes about an exchange last night between Newsweek’s Steve Lyons (formerly “Fake Steve Jobs“) and CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief Jim Goldman.

Lyons said Goldman “got punked” by his Apple sources regarding the health of (real) Steve Jobs, and Goldman (and CNBC’s Dennis Kneale) responded strongly.

Silicon Alley Insider writes Lyons thinks he’s banned from the network now, but CNBC denies it.

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to see the heated exchange yesterday.

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Jobs, Madoff, Cooper…

> Webnewser has the video of a Dennis Kneale joke about Steve Jobs that didn’t exactly go over well on CNBC this afternoon. He later apologized.

> Fox Business Network had exclusive video today of Bernie Madoff leaving his apartment to attend a bail hearing. It was the first time he left his apartment “in a couple weeks,” according to FBN’s Sandra Smith. Update: CNN also had video of him leaving his apartment, which it played throughout the afternoon.

> CNN’s Anderson Cooper is currently reporting/anchoring from Israel. “If we had a choice we’d be on the ground in Gaza, but the Israeli government won’t let reporters get any closer,” writes Cooper on the AC360 blog.

CNN iReport Falsely Claims Jobs Heart Attack

ireport_10-3.jpgSilicon Alley Insider’s Henry Blodget writes about an iReport earlier today on CNN.com that reported Apple CEO Steve Jobs had been hospitalized after 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,” writes the user, JohnTW.

It turned out not to be true, and by 10:20amET the iReport had been removed. But Apple’s stock dropped significantly after the report first circulated, and Blodget writes “we expect this will lead to an SEC investigation.”

CNN gave us this statement regarding the matter:

iReport.com is an entirely user-generated site where the content is determined by the community. Content that does not comply with Community Guidelines will be removed. After the content in question was uploaded to iReport.com, the community brought it to our attention. Based on our Terms of Use that govern user behavior on iReport.com, the fraudulent content was removed from the site and the user’s account was disabled.

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