OMG: Steve Jobs only 6 weeks to live?

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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  2. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Isn't the National Enquirer a comedy rag like the Onion, but actually trying to make itself out to be legit?
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know, some gut feeling tells me it's not Steve. There in the pics he looks too old from what i can recognize on the head/ face.

    But who knows.

    I hope somebody can confirm soon this isn't Steve
     
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    So, let's get this straight:

    1. This is The National Enquirer we're talking about.

    2. The National Enquirer cites the 6-week estimate from a radio talk show host.

    3. Who they specifically said isn't an oncologist, but made the diagnosis by looking at the pictures.

    4. Pictures of someone we don't actually know is Steve Jobs.

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    The National Enquirer is one of the dwindling few publications in the United States that actually employs investigative journalists. I mean the proper ones who root through people's garbage, bribe cops, take photos through holes in fences, interview old friends from 20 year ago etc etc, to get a story instead of copying and pasting PR/press releases or what comes off the wire. The OJ Simpson case is an example.

    All the other so-called journalists these days have degrees so actually chasing a story by staking someone out or rooting through trash is beneath them.

    This Jobs story is a prime example. The National Enquirer gets the photos and breaks the story. Google this story right now to see how many other publications are reporting the National Enquirer's report as the 'news' instead of doing their own reporting. The rest will all just wait until it gets big enough like OJ or Michael Jackson to bother sending their own reporter to cover it, otherwise they'll just print whatever comes off the wire that everyone else is printing or whatever press release Apple hands out.

    The National Enquirer is the last bastion of proper journalism and reporting.
     
  8. EazyWeazy3 macrumors 6502

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    Man. Thinking about it, what would one do in their last 6 weeks of life?

    Not to say that's what's left for Jobs, it's all just speculation.

    But that is an extremely short period of time.
     
  9. James L macrumors 6502a

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Thanks, I needed that. :)
     
  10. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    Why do you find it funny? Where do you get your news from? Opinion presenters like Fox or your major dailys? There's even a new one beng touted on here from Murdoch called 'The Daily' which has less journalistic credibility than a tomato, did you post a string of laughy face emoticons in any of those threads?

    Just look at your old black & white movies which featured people called 'reporters', even fictitious ones like Jimmy Olsen in Superman were based on what the real ones used to be like. Or Peter Parker in Spiderman, the most unbelievable character in the modern movie version is actually the newspaper editor demanding the story. Seriously, today, an editor wanting a reporter/photographer to get the story or he's fired is more unbelievable than a guy in a red spandex costume flying through the air on silly string.

    'Reporters' and 'editors' don't exist any more outside of publications like the National Enquirer and suchlike like they used to. All your major news outlets used to operate exactly the same way (digging for dirt, following leads, catching people out, ie Watergate) until you let our Murdoch into your country like the Brits did. Now they all operate like what he did to our news media 'journalists' - impotent stenographers and copy/pasters from his AP wire service. The 'successful' ones abandon journalism altogether to be opinion piece writers.

    How many Vietnam style reporters were there during the Iraq war and subsequent occupation? None. Zero. Zilch. They were all 'embedded' as copy/pasters to present only one side of the story. How many photos have you seen of US soldiers with bleeding stumps for legs have you seen in the last 10 years? None. Not a one. Not like the old days at all. No news at all. Just stenography and PR.

    You're laughing at yourself.

    I'd take gutter journalism over opinion piece 'news' like Fox News any day for truth and accuracy. If I wanted to know the truth about a politician, I'd send a National Enquirer reporter after them, not a Murdoch one.

    Seriously, I suggested googling this story. Do it. See how many of your trusted and reputable 'news' sorces are just running the National Enquirer story straight off the wire service as the story instead of doing their own pieces on Jobs' health? That's because none of them actually have any reporters left. I bet not a single one has even fact-checked whether Swayze did actually go to the same place or not, just stenographed it straight off the wire service, add a bit of opinion fluff to it and print it.
     
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    Someone needs to sit down, take a deep and slow breath, crack open a can of beer and watch something meaningless and mindnumbing on TV.
     
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    The Natl Enquirer does break more than its share of news stories. Like them or not, this isn't really a matter of debate.
     
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    I think thats in poor taste and it doesn't matter who they're saying about.

    I can't believe the national enquirer is still around given the garbage they spew
     
  14. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    Thank god Murdoch never took an interest in the brewery industry so beer still tastes like beer. ;)
     
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    breaking news: steve jobs has super powers and can create a supernova just by thinking about it.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    They also get a lot more wrong.
     
  17. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I`d wait for a more credible source TBH.
    In any case the whole things pretty ghoulish if you ask me, even if the guy can be a total tool sometimes I think he does deserve a little privacy right now, even more so if this does turn out to be correct.
     
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    It seriously is news to me that the Inquirer can be taken seriously now.
     
  19. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be like the "Daily Sport" in the UK breaking a similar story.
    It`s just not a real,credible or trustworthy source of information.
     
  20. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    Keep telling yourself that, maybe it'll become true.
     
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    I did. I found one news service reporting the NE story.
     
  22. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this is just in error but who knows. He does look dangerously thin in those photos.
     
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    Really, I can't.
     

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