Tim Cook to Receive Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Award

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook was today named the recipient of the Newseum 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category.

    According to the announcement, Cook is being recognized for both creating technology with a "profound impact" on communication and for using his position to "take a public stand" on issues like racial equality, privacy, the environment, LGBT rights, and more.

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    The Newseum, based in Washington, D.C., aims to explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment through a range of interactive museum exhibits.

    Cook will be accepting the award at an event set to be held at the Newseum on April 18, 2017.

    Alongside Cook, U.S. Representative John Lewis, Executive Director of Becket Law Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent co-anchor Martha Raddatz, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and Hatch Beauty Chairman Christie Hefner will all receive awards this year.

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  2. miniroll32 macrumors 6502a

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    Jony Ive must be busy these days, building Cook's trophy cabinets.

    Meanwhile, the Mac Pro is...
     
  3. LordQ Suspended

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    Yeah, nice, but where can I actually find AirPods?
     
  4. now i see it macrumors 65816

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    Mr. Hefner won a trophy too. Good for him.
     
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    Good God, if the mans head and ego gets any bigger he'll begin to believe he's the second coming.. oh wait....

    I would NEVER give him this award. The way he has 'expressed' himself is through the Apple brand name. Has he done expression through any other way?

    As for the environment! Seriously! All he's done is hire someone else to do that work and carry on from what Steve did, and that's only done so they can reduce fees and taxes due to carbon emissions and reduce energy bills, don't get me wrong it's good work, but it's hardly in the name of the planet first.
     
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    Can the MacRumors admins (arn, juli, etc) please consider revisting the threshold required for or altogether turning off user comments for the PR&SI posts?

    As was evidenced by the comment section degenerating into a toxic cesspit in the earlier "Open letter to Trump" thread, limiting comments to users with 100 posts or more does not hinder those trying to incite and flame other forum members with differing ideologies.

    Edit: I'm also aware of the irony in suggesting this in a response to an article about the "Free Expression Award."
     
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    Great Job, Tim!



    I'm sure you're reading this....
     
  9. BuffaloTF macrumors 6502a

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    I love the Newseum... haven't been since they moved out of Arlington. Time to go back.
     
  10. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Gotta love all the kinds of pictures Macrumors uses of Tim in their articles :D
     
  11. miniroll32 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not write to MacRumors directly?...
     
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    Well you could do that, but then you are attempting to deliberately sensor freedom of speech. You know that little thing millions have died over the years fighting for!
    What makes your opinion or anyone with over 100 posts MORE valid then anyone else huh?
     
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    "Free expression" as long as you agree with Tim?

    Kind of like the "freedom of speech protesters" in Berkeley last night who shut down a speech they didn't like. The irony is rich.
     
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    They are the thinnest trophy cabinets Apple has ever made.
     
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    I was just thinking that but wondering if they could use something other than Tim in his "Are you not entertained!!?" pose. :D

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    "Free expression" as long as you agree with Tim?"

    No. Perhaps you are not aware of this, but you are free to agree or disagree on any matter as you see fit - it really is up to you. Nobody is requiring you to take a position or agree with another individual on anything.
     
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    Extremely fitting caption for that pose lol! Yes, i agree. More funny poses of Tim on MR please. Any humorous counter balance to the toxic community on this site is always welcomed.
     
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    Freedom of Speech is a protection against the government retaliating or censoring what it's people say. Last I checked, no one has died fighting to say whatever they want on a privately owned tech forum and agree to abide by its rules or be banned. I never said my opinion was more valid... but I only mentioned the 100 post threshold since thats what it currently is set to for whatever reason.
     
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    The cognitive dissonance is strong in this one.
     
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    That is OK.

    We always have people like you to defend white supremacist's right to spew racist vitriol.

    Well done for Tim C. Good use of the platform you command.
     
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    writes a couple 1-2 page open letters, gets an award
     
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    Milo is the head of a hive of trolls and should not be offered a platform in the first place. It's not rocket science. His people doxx and harass anyone who stands in their way.

    The protestors at Berkeley didn't were understandably anti Milo. Part of speaking freely is accepting responsibility when you intentionally firebrand then you stir people up. Attack people - as he does constantly - and they'll lash back out.

    And Tim has never curtailed others' speech. He's welcome to state his own opinions and that of the company. That's good.
     
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    Defending someones right to hold contemptuous positions is noble. Trying to bar someone from holding a contemptuous position is not.
     
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    A couple of letters? Seriously? Are you really that ignorant with respect to Cook's stance, commitment, and actions taken with respect to the social and environmental issues listed up above?
     

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