Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2007 14:27 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Apple "Colleagues at my former outlet, PC World magazine, have told me that Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit abruptly today because the company's new CEO, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs. The piece, a whimsical article titled 'Ten Things We Hate About Apple', was still in draft form when Crawford killed it. McCracken said no way and walked after Crawford refused to compromise. Apparently Crawford also told editors that product reviews in the magazine were too critical of vendors, especially ones who advertise in the magazine, and that they had to start being nicer to advertisers."
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too bad..
by hollovoid on Fri 4th May 2007 14:47 UTC
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2005-09-21

I understand the buisness end of this, but then again I doubt the story was that bad in which apple would pull thier advertisements from such a widely known magazine for it. what now, Reviews on products to be censored? like if a product full of bugs and utter uselessness cant be slammed because they pay advertisement fees and might cry next to a bottle of whiskey and a lethal dose of vicotins?

Thats why you dont give the CEO of any company the only and final word on things, he doesnt own the company, the investors do, and the board as a whole should be in the decision. Which may be the case... but from the info so far... seems like a one man party going on.

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