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Making Me Think Even More Highly of Steve Jobs

March 12, 2014, 3:13 pm

After Glenn Beck made racist comments on his Fox News show, Steve Jobs was not pleased:

When Apple founder Steve Jobs found out what Beck had said, he was furious. On a Saturday, Jobs, who hadn’t known Apple advertised on Fox, fired off an email to a West Coast executive of Omnicom, the giant ad agency that spent hundreds of millions a year on Apple’s behalf. Jobs’s message was simple: I want all Apple ads off all Fox News shows immediately. And no, it couldn’t wait until Monday. After much scrambling, an Omnicom executive and a technician from News Corp. had to drive to a News Corp. facility on Long Island that Sunday and remove the digital file containing the ads.[1]

Roger Ailes must have loved that.

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Jonathan Alter’s The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, p. 66.

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