Report of Steve Jobs' death mistakenly repeated on CBS News.com
posted by Alan F. / Sep 12, 2011, 1:44 AM
Reports say that Steve Jobs has passed away. Stay tuned for more updates." To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of Jobs' demise were greatly exaggerated. The false report came from "What's Trending" and while CBS did pass it on during the show, the network has no news partnership with them. To make matters worse, other news agencies reporting on the story were attributing the report to a CBS News Twitter account.
CBS cut its ties with the 28 year old creator of "What's Trending", Shira Lazar, immediately after Friday's show. Apologies were sent out on all fronts and the offending tweet was removed, although thanks to re-tweeting, it does live on. As does Steve Jobs. "What's Trending" has been removed from the CBS web site and the network has removed all connections with Lazar.
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There are certain things that you don't joke about and that is someone dying. In some states, that behaviour is considered intentional infliction of emotional duress and is a tort claim. Now, since Steve Jobs is an important person at Apple, and SEC might investigate for possible stock manipulation.
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posted on Sep 12, 2011, 2:31 AM 0
I was excited for a second, only if dis is true
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 2:35 AM 0
Is it really that hard to add one more letter to your words so you can spell "this" right?
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 10:02 AM 2
Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011
Why are we so obsessed with death? Especially when it has to be "breaking news". Shame on these damn journalists. Twitter is worse because everyone wants to be the first to break the news. I have lost count on the number of people who have been killed on twitter. A couple of months ago, they killed Sean Kingston after his accident in Miami. Now it's Jobs' turn. This sucks big time.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 3:12 AM 0
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
and people wonder why people trust fox news over crap stations like CBS and NBC. Its called VERIFY YOUR SOURCE. Why the heck would any "journalist" just repeat a frikkin random tweet as real news without verifying it? Especially with something as big as a big name's death!? Whats next, they gonna fake documents about a president to push a political agenda??? woopsie, they already got caught doing that.. isnt that right Dan Rather?
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 6:49 AM 0
That's too funny. Look at the all these serious reactions on here. What a joke. This is a possible tort....blah blah. Stock manipulation..... blah blah blah. Give up losers. It was a joke. And a hilarious one at that.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 7:19 AM 0
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How the hell is joking that someone is dead a hilarious joke? Grow the hell up, life is not something to be joked about. This coming from someone who hates apple.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 1:32 PM 0
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I hope he will recover. I don't like apple but my first computer was an apple 2 even if now I hate apple and own a samsung tab and s2. But apple 2 was a very great period in my student life. Happy past years. I wish him to live many many years.
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posted on Oct 01, 2011, 3:36 AM 0
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