- Posted June 20, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Review the iPhone 3GS
Steve Jobs: LIAR
Does anyone honestly believe that the recent admission of Steve Jobs having a liver transplant 2 months ago and the near simultaneous release of the new iPhone 3GS is a coincidence? Really? The man is a consummate liar and clearly planned the announcement of his latest health setback in the hope that it would be dwarfed by the excitement over the new iPhone.
For those who may have forgotten, on January 5, 2009, Mr. Jobs announced on Apple.com that he had been suffering from a "hormone imbalance" for several months and would be taking a short leave of absence. A liver transplant is quite different from a hormone imbalance. The most likely - but clearly 100% speculative on my part - explanation for his gaunt appearance earlier this year and need for a new liver is that his original pancreatic cancer had spread to the liver, a transplant offering him the only hope of cure.
This perhaps wouldn't be so bad, except that Jobs has a history of lying. The best known example concerns the daughter he fathered in the 1970s during a relationship with Bay Area painter Chrisann Brennan. Ms. Brennan was briefly forced to raise the girl on welfare when Jobs denied paternity, claiming at the time that he was sterile. He later acknowledged paternity and has had three children with his current wife, Laurene Powell.
A quick Google or Wikipedia search will find this and more disturbing information about the man. For the good of Apple, its board and its stockholders, Mr. Jobs should resign. Now. I sincerely hope he wins his health battles, but a blatantly dishonest CEO is not what any company needs.