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difenbaker
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Posted: 2014-06-29 13:28
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surprising news...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor

By Mikey Campbell
Friday, June 27, 2014, 09:36 pm PT (12:36 am ET)

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.

The gaffe came during a discussion with New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James Stewart, who was on the show to talk up his latest think piece dealing with corporate culture and gay executives.

Specifically, Stewart told "Squawk" anchor Carl Quintanilla that his most recent column focuses on former BP chief John Browne, who recently wrote a book dealing with the "tortured life" he led as a closeted gay CEO. Browne resigned from his post at the huge multinational oil and gas company in 2007 after being outed by a tabloid.

Stewart said he was surprised to learn that Browne is the first executive of a Fortune 500 or FTSE 100 company to publicly acknowledge that they are gay. The column explores why, in spite of civil rights advances, a stigma appears to exist at such high levels of business.

"I just found it very, very fascinating," Stewart said. "Of course, there are gay CEOs in major companies, and I reached out to many them. I got an extremely cool reception — not one would allow to be named in the column."

Then Hobbs jumped in.

"I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he's gay at the head of Apple, isn't he," Hobbs asked. Following a stifling silence from the panel, and a disparaging shake of the head from Stewart, the anchor tried to recover. "Oh, dear, was that an error? I thought not."

The irony of Hobbs' ill-timed mistake was not lost on co-anchor David Faber, who said, "Wow, I think you just...yeah."

Listening closely, Hobbs can be heard just under the prattle of his co-anchors trying to cover for the slip, saying, "I think he's very open about it."


Links:
http://appleinsider.com/artic[....]-outed-as-gay-by-cnbc-co-achor
http://www.forbes.com/sites/j[....]ple-ceo-tim-cook-as-gay-video/
http://www.hollywoodreporter.[....]-unwittingly-outs-apple-715553
http://sfist.com/2014/06/27/a[....]_tim_cook_outed_as_gay_aga.php
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne[....]y-outs-Apple-CEO-live-air.html

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Posted: 2014-06-29 16:23
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It's 2014, is this still newsworthy?

Live and let live, how hard can it be ?
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Posted: 2014-06-29 16:55
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Interesting but no big deal really, not in 2014.
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Posted: 2014-06-29 17:59
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Completely irrelevant, whether a person loves a man or a woman, the only important thing is, that he/she has somebody to love.
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Posted: 2014-06-29 20:10
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Who cares, 20% is gay.
Love is all you need.
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Posted: 2014-06-30 04:49
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yup, that's true... its irrelevant (which is why I posted it here in the non-mobile section).
I was just surprised that the news was all over mobile phone/tablet/gadget websites....


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hihihans
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Posted: 2014-06-30 07:34
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The important thing about the news is that it supports gay people all over the world.
There is still too much suppression.
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Posted: 2014-07-01 04:00
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Yeah. I see no reason why they can't be treated equally. They can do anything and everything straight people can.
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Posted: 2014-07-09 23:09
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But Tim Cook was always known to be a gay man, I remember reading about it when he took over Apple.
AFAIK he was out long ago.
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Posted: 2014-07-10 01:33
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And we should know this because?? I have nothing against gay people but like over here we have MP's telling us they are gay cos they felt the need to tell us. Why?? I couldn't care less what they are as long as they are a decent person and they get on with the job. No need to tell me your sexuality
Phone?? What phone??
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