CNBC reporter Jim Goldman says an “extremely well known” technology industry executive “part of Jobs’ circle” told him that Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs is “in a state of denial” about his health.
But Jobs isn’t the only one in denial.
I spoke to Apple after these headlines crossed and the company, which officially doesn’t comment on rumours, reiterated the reasons it offered two weeks ago: Apple was pulling out of Macworld because the company didn’t see the need to continue its investment in the expo, which included Steve Jobs’ keynote.
Then, when Jobs issued a statement essentially admitting he was skipping the Macworld keynote due to his health — “A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority” — Goldman said this somehow proved that Apple had been honest about Jobs’ health all along.
Now Jim says he’s known about Jobs’ declining health for almost a week but hasn’t reported it yet. Why on earth not? Having now blown the story not once but twice, perhaps Jim will at least stop telling CNBC viewers they are stupid to read blogs.