Using Steve Jobs's 'final vendetta' to make people give you money

Motley Fool's misleading use of Apple co-founder's vow to 'destroy Android' in newsletter pitch

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Many of you may remember how bitter and angry the late Steve Jobs was over what he considered the outright theft of iPhone technology by search giant Google.

Specifically, the Apple co-founder was quoted by biographer Walter Isaacson as saying:

"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go to thermonuclear war on this. They are scared to death because they know they are guilty."

Jobs, of course, didn't live to fulfill his irrational threat ("I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank"? Really? Apple's shareholders and board may not have been totally down with that). He died last October following a long struggle with cancer.

But Jobs's angry words live on to be exploited by someone trying to make money off them. I found an ad on The Motley Fool with the headline, "Steve Jobs' Final Betrayal," after which comes the following text:

You may already know that in the final year of his life, Jobs revealed a stunning betrayal -- and told his biographer, "I will spend my last dying breath ... and every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank to right this wrong." What was it that made Jobs so irate -- and why could it make a few in-the-know investors some major profits over the coming months and years?

Click here to find out -- before it's too late

I did indeed know about the stunning betrayal and the source of Jobs's irateness. But little did I realize that I could leverage this knowledge as one of the few "in-the-know" investors to make some "major profits."

I had to learn more! So I clicked on the video, after being forced by Motley Fool to give it my email address.

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