Originally Posted by applestockholder
The kid is a greedy a$$. He had no right to the phone, and the fact that he held on to it for a while suggests to me malicious intent. It does not take weeks to decide that it NEEDS to be returned. He knew full well that he was sitting on trade secrets worth thousands. I actual believe that he was underpaid for the gravity of what he was doing. But it's like, when you deal with criminals don't be suppressed if you are the one that gets ripped off.
In this case, Gizmodo, in my mind criminals in this scenario, took advantage of the the kids greed. In turn, the the kid is left holding the bucket, as shield laws may help Gizmodo, but no such luck for the iPhone thief who sold it. He is not a journalist, and shield laws, if applicable to anyone, are are definitely not going to help him.
As a stockholder, and thus partial owner of Apple, I want to see him prosecuted so this does not happen again any time soon, to any tech company. Real money is at stake for this stupid guy's $5000.00 greed - drop in the bucket compared to the damage that this may have caused. And the jury is still out on the latter...
Too bad those JPGs of the Warning Letter are too small for comfortable reading...Clearly
, GizHOLES were warned..., and they chose to play Hardball with Apple, still... Now let them pay for such SLEEZY "Business Model"....
The verdict in this case has to be such that no other clowns try this kind of stuff ever again! If they tried that in China, they would probably be shot after a quick trial... If my China example is less than perfect, the better informed ones on this forum could suggest another country..., North Korea
?The Press Shield in this case is a farce!!!. It is an insult to journalists worldwide, and particularly to those journalist that lost their lives in the name of freedom etc.! The real journalists should be the first ones to condemn GizHOLES loudly and clearly!!!
But, maybe mostly the big media decided to not give GizHOLES too much free pr by covering this story... So maybe that's for the best... I was annoyed when I saw the "raid... search" mentioned on CNN Healine News, with a photo of the stolen item, and GizHOLES site watermark!!! It was hard to tell which side the reporter was on, but if I had to guess, I'd say it would be on the side of the GizHoles, "The Victims of The Big Brother!"... Thus another "deposit" inot GizHOLES 15 Minutes of Fame Account!!! What a perversion!!!
When the New iPhone is out, soon I hope, this story won't matter much, it'll fade away, and, hopefully, GizHOLES will have plenty time in JAIL to write their book on how they tried to mess with Apple... Their fans will try to buy them more fame with petitions, and online videos, demanding their release!
Sorry if I come off too angry about this topic, it's just that it insults me!!! So many people at Apple, and everywhere in this world, work hard, on deadlines, pay their dues to excel at their work, trying to feed their families! Not every Apple Shareholder is a rich person with Play Money! It could be someone's retirement, or income! Then these GizClowns come in, and try to get Famous at those hard working people expense!
Obviously, GizClowns, like all other paparazzi, don't care about hurting people! Less and less is sacred these days! Celebrities are being constantly haunted by media... Ratings = Ads $$!!! Clearly, by picking on Apple, being The Biggest Tech Celebrity of Today, these GizClowns aimed to put themselves on a map in a big way!!! That's what Celebrity Stalkers and Assassins do!!!
This was a crime not just against Apple, but many more hard working people! And that is what makes me so ANGRY, particularly when that aspect is hardly, if at all, mentioned in the media in conjunction with this story!
That was not a People Have The Right To Know issue! The media should not treat them as "one of us"!!! The GizClowns are bad for the media!!!
The "raid search" of the Editor's home is almost equated to (prison, child) rape, or human rights!!! In reality, those GizClowns are nothing more than anarchists, pretending to be journalists, attacking The Comeback Kid Company, Apple, and its cancer survivor CEO, Steve Jobs, so that they can ride that company's coat tales, as far as Tech Press Fame goes, while at the same time hurting that company, using that company's own products (Mac laptops etc.) Pretty sick!!!
No, I am not gonna wish the GizClowns cancer, or call them SF Liberals... They are just a bunch of selfish brats, who tried to see how much they'd be able to get away with! I wouldn't be surprised if making a movie about this stunt was in their sick fantasies... And selfish knows no boundaries, political and otherwise...Now, let the GizClowns go serve Big Time in JAIL!!! Hopefully they'll be put away without much fanfare, which Apple Haters will try to exploit to the max!!! Jealousy!!!