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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Student journalist openly rebuffed by Steve Jobs wins Microsoft Twitter contest


You might remember the name Chelsea Kates Isaacs from the news lately. She’s the 22 year old journalism student who wrote Apple CEO Steve Jobs, complaining about how unresponsive their PR arm was to questions she had for them about campus Macs… and prompting an exasperated Steve Jobs to rebuke her with, “Please leave us alone.”


Apple is notoriously reticent to speak to even established press, let alone an indignant student, so to gadget bloggers, it was a bit of a laugh. It seems like Isaac’s little exchange, naive as it was, has resulted in her landing a “scoop” after all, though: she’s was picked by Microsoft to cover the official launch of Windows Phone 7.

She won the contest by sending in a 140 character statement over Twitter explaning why she should be picked by Microsoft to report on the event, all expenses paid.

Got that? Miss Serious Journalism Student’s first real world piece of journalism is going to be paid for by the very same company she’s supposed to be objectively covering. Way to turn in your ethics at the door there, Miss Isaacs.

Needless to say, though, Isaacs felt the need to prattle on:

“It’s been a really great challenge and exercise for me to just stay totally in the middle and not be totally biased toward Microsoft because I hate Apple, but I don’t hate Apple,” she said. Note that she doesn’t say it’s going to be hard to stay in the middle because Microsoft is paying for her hotel and in-room massages.

40 comments:

NeedlessToSay said...

Eh... in terms of hits to journalistic integrity, I'd say this is relatively small compared to a lot of other crap journalists do.

razortek said...

lool good anyway i hate twitter :3

SC2 Strats said...

lol, wonder how this will pan out.

Sebastian said...

Money is money, who cares about loyalty or ethics these days?

aGas said...

haha, oh lord the irony!

Max Steel said...

Girls' got a nice future with M$ it seems

Longkid said...

Wow thats crazy!

Edward said...

LOL @ Jobs. Way to be arrogant.

R E D x A C 3 said...

Fail Apple, FAIL

Nikola Begedin said...

I don't see a problem. She tried with Apple and Jobs, as usual, behaved like an ass. Microsoft, on the other hand, recognized at least some talent and decided to reward it.

Apple really is getting a bad rep lately and for a good reason. It used to be that Microsoft was the big evil corporation and Apple were the good guys fighting against corporate evil. Now the tables have turned, it seems.

Pro said...

Ah well in the end money always talks.

MALCOM. said...

fuck apple

The Lazy Geographer said...

Eh, with this experience maybe she'll go into PR and not journalism as a full-time career. Apparently she's good at selling an idea.

James said...

:) I like apples... apples are tasty and they can be red or green. But on a more serious note I agree with Nikola.

Nailgun said...

haha, go microsoft

OC-STEVEN said...

i think big corporations became big corporations by screwing everyone else over... so idk how much better ms is than apple but i still like to see at least one of them looking bad haha

Jackie said...

This is awesome, keep it up !

Come At Me Bro said...

This is sweet!

Erroneous Maximus said...

totally totally! hehe.

Scuba Steve said...

I've always disliked steve jobs, but he is a god when it comes to hipnotizing people who like shiney things. I feel like their software is shit, i used to be a pc, now i'm an ubuntu fan

TeddyPin said...

Haha take that! She's fine as well!

vibe said...

I like...

BradsSportsBlog said...

thres no way i would ignore that chick

Undertaker said...

Lol, there's already so many biased journalists out there, one more or less wont make that much of a difference

Bruce Mason said...

She looks very cute. :)

Mario said...

steve jobs is a dick. haha

ModerneFusion said...

justic has been served!! :P

Gansita said...

hehehe yeah, MS is better.
Nice blog, bro, I'm tracking your next posts!

Freshman said...

xD lol

Pirdefnit said...

This guy Steve is going down some day...

Randy Weezner said...

jobs is a fuckin goon

pixel said...

wonder how this all would have gone for her if she was 100 pounds heavier...

Duelist said...

Haha, that's pretty awesome for her

Ief said...

well that's the power of money

Reamur said...

epic fail, apple!

Blogster said...

lol, awesome. keep it up

Hopz said...

man if i had 1% of apples net worth i would be having lots of fun

Nyuu said...

i never liked apple

Banks said...

id hit that and by that i mean steave

Damien said...

Eh, either one ain't great. I'm more of a Microsoft person than an Apple person, but I do own one of them old iPods. But both are giant corps, and both of them do stuff that could be unsavory from time to time.

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