Steve Jobs Personally Ordered All Apple Ads To Be Removed From Fox News

"You, go out and get me the softest mattress you can find!"
"You, go out and get me the softest mattress you can find!"

Even though Steve Jobs had a solid working relationship with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, it’s no secret that Steve Jobs hated Fox News. In fact, in Walter Isaacon’s authorized biography, Steve Jobs said that “Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society.”

Rather than associate Apple’s brand with Fox News, Steve Jobs decided to personally order all of Apple’s ads to be removed from the conservative TV network.

Actors, Musicians, CEOs and Former Presidents Pay Respects at Steve Jobs Memorial

By

Stanford Memorial Church courtesy of Jill Clardy on Flickr
Stanford Memorial Church courtesy of Jill Clardy on Flickr

A Steve Jobs memorial held at Stanford Memorial Church on Sunday attracted a huge number of people who came to pay their respects to Apple’s former CEO and co-founder. Among them were a long list of celebrities, musicians, CEOs, and even a former president.

Report: News Corp’s New Subscription iPad Magazine To Be Debuted By Steve Jobs Later This Month

By

wsjipad

Both Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs agree: devices like the iPad are the future of media, and the death of print.

It looks, however, like Apple and News Corp. might be working more closely to bring that end about than it was previously thought: according to WWD, Apple is helping News Corp. build an iPad-only, subscription-based newspaper to devices in early 2011… and Steve Jobs himself might debut it.