Conservative website attacks Apple’s Tim Cook as ‘arrogant’

From Peter Flaherty’s “Tim Cook is not ‘Political,’ just arrogant,” posted Thursday on Townhall.com:

Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed recently that he and his company do not engage in the dirty business of “politics” but only “policy.” He is supposedly above it all, guided instead by doing “what’s right.” …

Cook has a self-serving definition of “politics.” It apparently does not include raising money for candidates, lobbying Congress, or plunging the company into some of the most controversial and divisive issues of the day.

The leader of the global computing giant also meets with world leaders including Presidents Obama and Trump, but also those of other nations. In March he toured China with Vice Premier Sun Chunlan before he attended the China Development Forum and another event hosted by Apple. Before that, in January, he attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he met with many other nations’ leaders. They must have discussed golf or the weather, but definitely not “politics.”

From Wikipedia:

Townhall is an American politically conservative website, print magazine and radio news service. Previously published by the Heritage Foundation, it is now owned and operated by Salem Communications. The website features more than 80 columns (both syndicated and exclusive) by a variety of writers and commentators, who often appear as guest commentators on the Fox News Channel…Weekly contributors include Ben Shapiro, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Marina Medvin, John Stossel, Dennis Prager, and others. Guest contributors have included Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Lara Trump.

My take: Cook famously gives to both Democratic and Republican candidates. But he also famously donated $236,100 to the Hillary Victory Fund. It will be interesting to see if Flaherty’s meme reaches the President and affects the relationship Cook has worked so hard to cultivate.

2 Comments

  1. John Konopka said:

    The right wing has really gone off the deep end. I get it that we all don’t think alike. We all have family members who are more to the left or the right, but in the last decade or two the right has moved really far right.

    At the shareholders meeting there was a right wing crank pushing a shareholder initiative that would institute an ideology test for board members. What has that got to do with sane operation of the business? A guy speaking in support went on an on about how the liberals (presumably on the board) wanted to get rid of airplanes and hamburgers and I don’t know what else. It was like a parody of right wingers but it was real. Very odd.

    If these guys want to suggest new ideas that will improve Apple or Apple products then I say Welcome, please speak, I will listen. It seems they just want to rant.

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    May 17, 2019

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