Monday February 20, 2012

Conflict Of Interest In ABC's Exclusive Access To Foxconn?

Are any of you really surprised that, of all the huge media outlets vying for a story, the one with ties to Apple was given exclusive access? Is it a conflict of interest or sour grapes? I guess the news report will tell us all we need to know.

The real twist here, however, is Apple’s relationship with ABC. ABC’s parent company is Disney Corporation. The top dog at Disney, CEO Bob Iger, sits on Apple’s Board. Meanwhile, the late Steve Jobs (and now his family) are the biggest individual shareholders of Disney. Does this create a conflict of interest and possibly call into question ABC’s reporting on the Apple supply chain?