Satirist Jon Stewart, (The Daily Show), says he loves all things Apple. He neatly lays an iPhone, iPad, and Macbook on top of each other on his desk.
“I like Apple products. Every time they come out with something new, I get it. I’ve been a faithful Apple customer since the early 80′s.”
In this very funny video with a message, Stewart feels obliged to criticize the company he loves. In discussing the Gizmodo lost Apple iPhone prototype incident, Stewart says,
“Here’s how I think the crime went down,” and gives a humorous account of events. He then criticizes Apple, referring to the raid by police, of the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen, after he published details of a lost prototype Apple iPhone 4G. Police arriving at Chen’s house, broke down his door, entered the home, and seized a number of MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads.
“The cops had to bash in the guys door?”
“Don’t they know there’s an app for that?”
“You know I love you guys right? I love your products, I use them all the time. I even love your stores.”
He then rips Steve Jobs for abandoning the company’s ethics.
“Apple, you guys were the rebels man, the underdogs.”
“People believed in you. But now, are you becoming the man?”
“Remember back in 1984, you had those awesome ads about overthrowing Big Brother? Well look in the mirror, man!”
“Or actually just look into the screen of your iPad before you turn it on, because it is surprisingly reflective. It’s really beautiful.”
“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one. But now you guys are busting down door in Palo Alto while commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes.”
Stewart says he was pleased to see the new phone revealed by Gizmodo, and that Apple’s reaction by requesting a police raid on Mr. Chen’s home shocked him.
He goes on to say;
“In fact, if you want to break down someone’s door, why don’t you start with AT&T… They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone… How do you drop four calls in a one mile stretch of the West Side HIghway… What, does the open space confuse AT&T’s signal?”
“Come on, Steve. Chill out with the paranoid corporate genius stuff. Don’t go all Howard Hughes on us.”
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