via alleyinsider.com — Apple lied about Steve Jobs’ health when it tried to quash concerns about his appearance at the WWDC conference last month, Joe Nocera of the New York Times says. Steve himself also finally weighed in on the matter last week, calling Joe Nocera a “slime bucket.” Full alleyinsider post > HERE
EXCERPT from Joe Nocera’s NYT Article 07/26/08:
“On Thursday afternoon, several hours after I’d gotten my final “Steve’s health is a private matter” — and much to my amazement — Mr. Jobs called me. “This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.” After that rather arresting opening, he went on to say that he would give me some details about his recent health problems, but only if I would agree to keep them off the record. I tried to argue him out of it, but he said he wouldn’t talk if I insisted on an on-the-record conversation. So I agreed.”
iPhonAsia comment: So much for “off the record” Joe. “Slime Bucket” may have been too kind. You can either laugh or cry when dealing with the Joe Nocera’s of the world. We prefer laughter. Geek Culture does too. Didn’t take long to create a Jobsian opening line tool for those special Joe Nocera moments? Behold! > HERE
iPhonAsia comment to the alleyinsider.com article >
Dan B (URL) said:
iPhonAsia comment: As an Apple (AAPL) shareholder and admitted fanboy, I’d like to disclose my pro Apple bias … While I don’t like to disparage, I cannot help but agree with SJ’s “slime-bucket” comment in reference to Joe Nocera (there is no verification that Steve Jobs actually called Nocera, but we’ll grant that “it happened” and the comment/quote is accurate).
The subject of short-selling is somewhat “off topic” for this blog; nonetheless, I’d invite curious iPhonAsia readers to learn more about Joe Nocera and a cabal of journalists who have been good friends to predatory hedge funds and other Street players. Read more via Mark Mitchell’s article published on deepcapture.com … See > The SEC Declares Emergency, and Joe Nocera Yammers On
Mitchell’s article does a tar and feather job on Joe Noreca and a group of journalists referred to as “the media mob.” I would like to state that while this article is a stinging indictment of Nocera and other players, I am not convinced (I just don’t know enough) to say that Nocera, Herb Greenberg, et. al. (the “media mob”) are “dirty” in the sense that they are on the take from hedge funds. What I do believe is that many (sadly) in the media make their careers by finding and reporting negative stories … any tidbit, true or not, that can be spun in a negative way is the heroin that feeds their addiction.
Another key player in the article, Jim Chanos, fed “the dirt/scoop” on ENRON to Fortune, and this proved to be a huge win for reporters who were on top of this legitimate scandal early. Jim Chanos was thereafter a knight of their realm. Black knight or no, from the “media mob’s” perspective, he could do no wrong. I believe Herb Greenbeg, Joe Nocera, and their ilk, are the type that delight in knocking people and companies off a pedestal. They want and need to associate with Street players who can share the inside dirt that lifts their dubious tabloid careers. What the “media mob” are in denial about IMHO, is their direct contribution to crimes much greater than any “expose” they’ve authored. They have (my opinion) aided and abetted timed bear raids and malicious naked shorting of stocks by organized criminals. That is an important expose that is only now beginning to be reported.
Jim Camer is a special case … perhaps someday (on his deathbed I imagine), he will write a tell-all book. It will be labeled as “fiction” by those in its crosshairs… It should be a good read. FWIW, I am no fan of Cramer, but he is finally telling it like it is in reference to naked-shorts and FTDs.
Full article > HERE
This is a subject that I care deeply about … See my open letter to SEC Chairman Christopher Cox > HERE
MacDailyNews take on Joe Nocera > HERE