14 Sep 10A failure of ethics in journalism

Steve Jobs stopped at Japan airport for having Ninja throwing stars – The Loop

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was reportedly stopped at Japan’s Kansai International Airport because a security scan detected weapons in his luggage.

The weapons were Ninja throwing stars that Jobs was bringing back to the U.S. According to SPA Magazine, Jobs was returning home from a vacation in July when the incident happened.

Frankly, I’m a little steamed at Jim Dalrymple. What he’s done in reporting this is violate an unwritten rule of Apple coverage. Just as reporters in the 1930s helped cover up Roosevelt’s illness and in the 1960’s helped cover up Kennedy’s philandering, we in the Apple press community help cover up the fact that Jobs is a ninja. We’ve been doing it for years.

It’s one of the first things you learn! “Don’t talk about Tim Cook’s farting and don’t talk about Jobs being a ninja.”

In Jim’s defense, it’s stupid because it’s so obvious. I laugh every time someone makes a joke about his “black turtleneck” because it’s so obvious it’s not a turtleneck. It’s a full body suit he just wears jeans over. It’s like Superman just put on pants and everyone continued to ignore the fact that from the waist up he’s still Superman.

But shame on Jim for not mentioning he was going to do this on the elite Apple press email list we all belong to. We here at Crazy Apple Rumors Site (which, by the way, Wired, is trademarked in the state of Washington) have known of this incident since it happened back in July. But we did what good reporters do: we covered it up.

That’s our commitment to you: covering up the stuff you really shouldn’t know about.

163 Responses to “A failure of ethics in journalism”

  1. iMoo says:

    No shrimp, thank you. I’m full.

  2. Huh? says:

    I thought shrimp weren’t…
    …nevermind.

  3. iMoo says:

    they’re not

  4. Ace Deuce says:

    With your chatting and food comments, you’re taking this thread into areas outside my realm of expertise, but I can offer that I live not far from the world headquarters of Pronto Pups (in my opinion, the only corn dog worth the fat it’s fried in).

  5. Brother Mugga says:

    Mrs Brother Mugga is also short and shrimpy.

    And also a tad crabby.

    Is there a crustacean thread developing here?

  6. Steve G. says:

    And I’m allergic to shellfish. Go figure.

  7. Nxxx says:

    Ace,
    Are you Korean?

    Only race I know that eats dogs.

    Mrs Nxxx was short and crayfishy.

    I threw her back.

  8. Steve G. says:

    If you threw her back, would she still be Mrs. Nxxx?

    Or, where did you throw her back to?

  9. Sue says:

    So I’m guessing the wives don’t read CARS?

  10. Steve G. says:

    Mine does not.

    She sometimes wonders why I’m laughing like a loon. Especially when I’m not reading CARS.

  11. Brother Mugga says:

    Mrs Brother Mugga isn’t allowed to read lest it put damned Bolshie ideas into her dear little crustated-cranium.

    Besides, it’s well known that if women read faster than 10 miles per hour then they suffer a heart attack of the vapours and start hallucinating that they have the vote.

    I used to let her play Kingdom of Loathing but now she’s only allowed near the interweb to do the shopping.

  12. owl4life says:

    if you don’t f in bounce you’re a blade.

  13. i would say that has become normal for some people now a days.

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