Visa Won’t Block Gun Sales, CEO Tells Legislators to ‘Get Busy’
August 8th, 2019 5:07 PM
Following the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, CNBC asked Visa CEO Alfred Kelly about the role of corporations in gun control. Kelly condemned the shootings and called for legislative action on gun control, but defended his company’s processing of gun sales on CNBC’s Squawk Alley August 7. CNBC technology reporter Deirdre Bosa asked him if his views had…
NBC Ignores Apple's 20K New Jobs, CBS Censors the Role of Tax Cuts
January 17th, 2018 8:51 PM
The GOP tax cuts scored yet another win on Wednesday when tech giant Apple cited the cuts as a driving factor for their newly announced plans to build a new campus, create 20,000 new jobs, and invest $350 billion in the U.S. economy among other exciting announcements. But despite the great news, NBC Nightly News and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo failed to cover the story at…
Apple Encourages Users to Fund Left-Wing SPLC
August 22nd, 2017 9:57 AM
Giving $1 million to the conservative-bashing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wasn’t enough for Apple. It is matching donations by its employees and using iTunes to encourage users to donate even more to the SPLC, which regularly depicts mainstream conservative organizations as “hate groups.”
Apple CEO Tells WashPost He Got Cooper’s Advice Before Coming Out
August 15th, 2016 5:22 PM
Before Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly revealed his sexuality, he received advice from CNN’s Anderson Cooper — who came out publicly in 2012. That’s what Cook told The Washington Post in a wide-ranging interview including his views on homosexuality and environmentalism.
Tim Cook: FBI Goof Complicated San Bernardino iPhone Investigation
February 24th, 2016 9:48 PM
In an interview aired tonight on ABC's World News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook told anchor David Muir that it was FBI incompetence that essentially led to the San Bernardino's county-issued iPhone to be locked up and its data inaccessible. What's more, lamented Cook, he learned about the court order, like the rest of the country, from the media rather than directly from…
Apple Gets Kid-Glove Treatment After CEO Emails CNBC's Jim Cramer
August 25th, 2015 1:01 PM
It doesn't seem likely that an oil company CEO would get the benefit of the doubt Apple CEO Tim Cook received from the press yesterday after he emailed well-known financial commentator and investment adviser Jim Cramer about his company's performance in China.
In an email read over the air on CNBC, Cook reported that "we have continued to experience strong growth for our…
Lefty Apple Pays Musicians 27 Times Less Than Sweatshop Laborers
June 26th, 2015 9:35 AM
Left-wing Apple is huge and popular with the technorati. It became the world’s first company worth $700 billion, and was once rich enough to buy the entire island of Cyprus. But Apple said it can only afford to pay musicians pennies an hour for streaming their music, approximately 27 times less than Chinese factory workers earned making the Apple Watch.
Apple came under intense…
Kos: Success of Apple ‘Lays Waste to Conservative Ideology’
April 30th, 2015 6:06 PM
Apple Inc. is not merely a tech company; it’s also a destroyer of right-wing doctrine. That was the main argument of a Tuesday blog post by Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas.
Kos asserted that the huge success of the California-based Apple refutes the “conservatives [who] bray incessantly about the Golden State's ‘high taxes and burdensome regulations.…
CBS Touts 'Growing Backlash' Against Indiana's Religious Freedom Law
March 27th, 2015 11:43 PM
Friday's CBS Evening News played up the "growing backlash" by social liberals against a new law in Indiana that protest the religious liberties of business owners. Correspondent Adriana Diaz spotlighted how "the protests have grown from Indiana's state house to a torrent on social media." She also played clips or read excerpts from statements of four opponents of the…
TIME's 'Person of the Year' Angers Supporters of Ferguson Protesters
December 10th, 2014 6:27 PM
Every December, the people at TIME magazine choose the “Person of the Year,” who is described as “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year.”
Two of the candidates for the 2014 honor were: the Ferguson, Missouri, protesters, “who took to the streets ... following the fatal shooting…
Newsweek's Gross: Apple 'Too Greedy For Its Own Good
May 30th, 2013 4:48 PM
As we've documented time and again, Newsweek global business editor Daniel Gross has a history of anti-business and pro-big government bias.
Gross stayed true to form in his latest attack on a successful American business enterprise in his May 29 Newsweek feature, "Is Apple Too Clever By Half?" Gross's answer, unsurprisingly, was yes, and that the company was greedy because…
NYT's Shear Laments How Congress Grilled IRS Over Tea Party Handling
May 23rd, 2013 5:06 PM
In real life it's near impossible to find anyone who pities the IRS. That's what the New York Times is for. In a Business Day section front-pager for Thursday's paper, the Times's Michael Shear lamented that the CEO of Apple received relatively kind treatment from a Senate panel this week while IRS officials have been grilled.
"One thing became clear this week on Capitol…