Steve Jobs Is a Bald-Faced Liar

'Nutritional problem' a crock, and Apple should face SEC over health deception
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2009 2:24 PM CDT
In this Sept. 9, 2008, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles during a presentation in San Francisco as he talks about his health.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Steve Jobs’ life was in danger before his liver transplant, and he “straight-out” lied about it, writes Dana Blankenhorn for ZDNet. In a January letter, Jobs said he had a “nutritional problem”; that letter “was a lie from beginning to end.” Now, Apple admits its founder got a transplant because of the pressing threat to his life—after months of Jobs denying the threat.

A Dartmouth business school professor says Apple should be held accountable to the Securities and Exchange Commission for lying about the boss’s health. “Apple is as dependent on Jobs as any US company since Walt Disney,” and while it’s painful to point the finger at a sick man, “what we don’t like is a lie material to our investment,” Blankenhorn notes.