Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Oct 2008 21:12 UTC
Apple If you're looking for a party, Wall Street probably isn't the place you're going to find one. And to make matters worse, there are apparently people out there who are wilfully trying to make the life of the people on Wall Street (and subsequently, the rest of the world) even harder. By making up fake stories. And publish them on CNN's Digg - iReport.com. Some individual had posted a fake report last Friday, claiming Steve Jobs had suffered from a heart attack and was rushed into the hospital. As a result, Apple's stock made a 10% nosedive.
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DHofmann
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2005-08-19

"It's their job to bring the news - it's the reader's job to read properly, and not to jump to all sorts of wild conclusions in the process."

But:

"What have we learned from all this? First, Wall Street folk get their nickers in twists way too easily. Two, readers cannot read."

Isn't it irresponsible (edit: I mean 'foolish') to expect someone to do something when you already know they are incapable of doing it?

This subject reminds me of Monty Python's airline sketch (starting at 0:30): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEIB4baOSd8

Edited 2008-10-04 23:17 UTC

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