Jobs passes away yesterday and Jackson is already using his legacy for political gain. What a Dirtbag.
Via Daily Caller:
Steve Jobs was a capitalist by any measure, having retaken control in 1997 of the company he co-founded in 1976, and remaking it into the technology giant it is today. According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, if you had bought 100 shares of Apple stock (NASDAQ: APPL) on July 9, 1997 it would have cost you $342. Today, it’s worth roughly $37,900.
And though one day after may seem too soon to use his death to promote any sort of political agenda — particularly one that could be anti-capitalist, like the “Occupy Wall Street” protests currently going on around the country — Rainbow PUSH coalition founder and president Jesse Jackson did not think so.
In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” on Thursday, Jackson took time to offer his condolences to the Jobs family and added there are other things to remember him for beyond his personal computing legacy.
“Chris [Jansing], may I take a liberty and say our hearts go out for the Jobs family,” Jackson said. “I knew Steve over a period of time — not as a technical computer genius, but also he had an acute sense of social justice and a peace warrior. So, he was a well-rounded guy, not just a computer genius we talk about today.”