Thursday, June 24, 2010

Apple's Al Gore Problem

Apple is well known for the censorship of its products, so that  no x-rated apps find there way onto Apple products. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has called the censorship "freedom from porn".

How strict is Apple censorship? When the Wi-Fi-equipped version of the iPad went on sale two and a half months ago, Apple demanded European magazines cover up scantily clad models for the app editions and cracked down on dictionary applications containing 'objectionable' words, reports

Now Apple is in the situation of having on its Board of Directors, Al Gore, who has been accused of sexual assault. Not only has he been accused of the assault, but the accuser alleges that Gore asked her to enter the bedroom of his hotel room to listen to a song on an iPod, while he bragged about his affiliation with Apple.
I called Apple a number of times and asked three questions:

Will the company ask Gore to resign his director's position?

If not, will the company at least question Gore about the allegations?

Does the company have any specific comment on Gore allegedly using an iPod as a pretext to lure a female into a hotel bedroom and his allegedly discussing his affiliation with Apple while attempting to coax the woman into the bedroom?

Apple has not returned calls seeking answers to these questions. Thus the question remains, does Apple censorship stop with its customers, or will they investigate the accusations against a member of its board that go far beyond "freedom from porn" and enter the realm of an alleged sexual assault?

Bottom line, given Apple's stance on "freedom from porn," the company without question now has an Al Gore problem. An explanation from Gore, or a Gore resignation, seem to be the only options that Apple must call for to maintain the integrity of their anti-porn stance. Or does Apple's  position on  decency stop at the Board Room door?


  1. Wenzel,

    Great work on this story! Can't wait to see how it develops.

  2. um...if ANYONE actually read her January 2009 Police is REALLY DAMNING for Gore...she is not stupid and the story rings true...this story is not going to go away...A cover up on this story has been going on for FAR too long..yet she was hesitant for personal reasons. If she didn't retell it so vividly it would almost be beyond belief..If gore thinks he is off the hook he is a feeling this one isn't going away...the strangeness of this one make Bill and John edwards look normal.

  3. The story sounds to me as if the Republican Machine its grinding its wheels
    at full speed. Any similarity to the Clinton story?

  4. Yeah, the similarity is both girls kept the semen stains to back up the story against known liars.

  5. It isn't about Republican/Democrat.

    It's about throwing Gore under the bus now that "Climate Change" has been busted as a charade made up to enact a global taxation scheme.

    It is telling that the National Enquirer broke this story. They have a historical association with both the CIA and the mafia. See:

    Gore didn't suddenly become a fratboy rapist, he always was one. It's just now being revealed.

  6. I'm not fan of Al Gore's but allegations from someone who wants money from a celebrity to shut up and who shows up years after is not a good source of credibility on any level. I suspect that Gore can get laid in extra-curricular fashion any time he wants.

  7. Here is what interests me in the allegations, and I think back to the Spitzer story and others similar to it as I consider it-- how do these politicians keep their depravity behind closed doors for so long? It's a simple matter to say "Well, they pay hush money" but these people gallivant all over the world, all year long, getting "serviced" in a variety of ways by a litany of willing and unwilling participants alike all the while. The probability just gets higher and higher that somewhere along the chain they'll lose their patina of privacy and their antics will be made public in some kind of embarrassing disclosure.

    The allegations of this particular woman are such that she believes Al Gore has behaved like this in the past, that she was witnessing one instance of a pattern of behavior. How come we have never heard of it until now?

    Why did Tiger Woods lovers never gossip? Do they not trust their friends? And did the friends they told not believe them or not have big mouths? It's just amazing when behavior like this is serial and long-term in nature that it goes in secret for so long.

    How is it done? I'd love to read an expose/study of how these secret networks of secrecy exist all around the globe for the world's elite. How do they travel amongst us, yet never can we peer into their lives, even by accident or by malice-born leak?

    I wonder if a lot of the murders and disappearances of young women every year are people who have been used up or secreted away by the "nobleman"'s retinue and minders? I wonder if the fall of the State would bring with it all number and kind of individual horror stories of abuse and enslavement that went completely unrecorded while the State was being glorified and honored by many?

  8. "While the masseuse hired a civil attorney, "I was not interested in making any money from this case," she told cops. "I did not want to be labeled a gold digger like the women in this situation are often labeled." The woman recently eased off this principled stand when she offered to sell her story to the National Enquirer for $1 million."

    Oh yeah... Apple has a LOT of explaining to do!

    In case you couldn't guess, that was sarcasm.


  9. The sarcasm was her request for a $1 million. It never happened.


  10. Apple's new computer is called the Apple Gore. It seeks out and then takes you to all the GLOBALLY HOT porn sites.

  11. What I don't get is how these peoples' arrogance and stupidity always seem to trump their political survival instinct.

  12. It would seem that the behaviour exhibited by the Goricle is consistent with his professional career, intellectual capacity and personality.

    The economist Hayek mentioned that the worst rise to the top of the political system...