Kaja Whitehouse of the New York Post writes Friday about the prepared obituary of Apple CEO Steve Jobs that was briefly published by Bloomberg News, quoting a company spokeswoman as defending the editor who let it happen.
Whitehouse writes, “Still, the timing couldn’t have been worse as the draft obit, which a reader sent to gawker.com, comes amid rampant speculation about Jobs’ health following sightings earlier this year of him looking thin.
“Bloomberg has yet to identify the person behind the slip-up, but fingers have pointed to James Greiff, a high-ranking columns editor in charge of obits and letters to the editor.
“Greiff declined to comment, and Czelusniak didn’t respond to requests for comment about Greiff’s role.
“Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief Matt Winkler is infamous for his impatience with gaffes, but Czelusniak said chatter that heads would roll is ‘nonsense,’ adding, ‘We stand behind our employees.'”
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