“Last week, Om Malik wrote a post called ‘Schmidt, Seriously!’ which struck me between the eyes like a thunderbolt,” Eric Jackson writes for Forbes. “Steve Jobs died last Wednesday around 3pm PT. Four hours later, Eric Schmidt was in the New York studio of Bloomberg TV talking to Charlie Rose at length about Steve Jobs and why he was special including moments they spent sitting on Steve’s back porch looking at the beauty of the world around them.”
“The next day, Schmidt was sitting on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, chatting with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC, reflecting on Steve Jobs’ life and their friendship,” Jackson writes. “He took time to also speak to the New York Times.”
“Why is Eric Schmidt doing all these media appearances? I agree with Om Malik’s conclusion, he’s trying to re-write history,” Jackson writes. “He’s trying to insist that everything was always hunky-dory between these two men, when that’s clearly not the case.”
“If Schmidt truly knows that things didn’t go down between them as he is saying, I find it pathological and scary that he would seemingly be waiting by the phone for Steve to die to hit the talk show circuit giving his view of history — all seemingly so we think highly of Schmidt as a smart guy and friend of Steve’s,” Jackson writes. ” We will see what Walter Isaacson’s book says in a few weeks. We will also see, over time, what people who were on the Apple board before and after Eric’s tenure have to say. The truth will come out.”
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