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Jay Carney joining CNN after reportedly being considered for Apple PR chief


Former White House Press Secretary for the Obama Administration Jay Carney is joining CNN as a political commenter, Politico reports. The announcement was made by the cable network and Carney today.

“I’m thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world,” Carney said in a statement.

Carney’s move to CNN surely means the end to reports that the former White House Press Secretary is in the running for Apple’s top PR spot vacated by now-retired Katie Cotton. Re/code reported earlier this year that Carney was among the top candidates in the running for that role, and Bloomberg later corroborated that report. This likely means Apple was in talks with Carney, but Apple and Carney will be going in different directions. The search for a ‘friendlier, more approachable’ PR chief continues.

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  1. PMZanetti - 9 years ago

    It is an exciting time to be spreading lies and bullshit like never before.

  2. herb02135go - 9 years ago

    He probably made his decision after seeing yesterday’s product-launch fiasco..

    • PMZanetti - 9 years ago

      You mean the iPhones that will outsell all previous generations and make boat loads of money, or the watch that somehow will make people interested in a category that is otherwise empty? Yea, what a fiasco!

      • herb02135go - 9 years ago

        No, the presentation that was supposed to share the announced with the world.

        Of course with the lame media carrying Apple’s water for so long …


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