“Carney became infamous for his non-responsive replies to reporters’ questions about White House policies. His habit of awkwardly trying to deflect queries eventually became something of a running joke — except that the joke was on him. Now that ill-advised reputation would follow him across the country throughout northern California and beyond,” Friedman writes. “Hmmm. We seem to have a media-relations leader who shows little regard for the media. Now, where would such a person fit in the worst? Why, Silicon Valley, of course. And the cherry on top of the sundae is that Apple stands as the most scrutinized company on Earth — or any other planet.”
“Couldn’t you just see it now?” Friedman writes. “Tech reporter: ‘So, Jay, how are you getting along with Beats’ Dr. Dre?’ Carney: ‘I don’t know.'”
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MacDailyNews Note: This rumor certainly has legs, but it’s effectively been debunked by the well-connected Jim Dalrymple earlier today: Jim Dalrymple: ‘Nope’ on Jay Carney for Apple PR boss report
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