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Disguised as Expert or Leader in Buzzwords ('Hey Hi'), Microsoft's 'Charming' President Hijacks the Media and the Administration

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Nov 23, 2023

Microsoft's "gun" (bully) is at it again

Bullying Tactics: Bullying takes many forms, all of which attempt to elevate oneself at another's expense. See it for what it is in this word-image that is rich in content.

THE man who blackmailed us with software patents and is trying to censor critics (of Microsoft's crimes) on the Web is not relenting. I've seen no firsthand evidence of it, but one reader told us today that Microsoft's "own brad smith was apparently just in the south on some kind of political campaign, they had him on the news last night pretending to be some kind of "AI" "expert" [..] politician Brad Smith was on TV yesterday and from the body language he appears he may have been able to cause a lot of damage."

As noted clearly upfront, I've not seen it myself, but I sure knows how he plays the media (all of it, paper/radio/TV) with his so-called 'charisma' and he even manipulates some patent extremists this way (egging on their promotion of software patents in Europe, as we noted in past years).

He's a very dangerous man. Let's recall what his employee, a Microsoft whistleblower, said about him in recent years.

On his relation to the CEO:

Who do you think kept Satya out of the limelight and under wraps after his flub at the Grace Hopper Convention where he told a room of women to trust the system instead of asking for raises and advancement? Whose department do you think curates Satya’s mailbox, maximizing his plausible deniability, and keeping him in an information bubble where he can pretend to be a detached ideologue when it suits him? Who do you think works on his image with fluff articles, get ghost-written books, and all matter of cushy savior propaganda; none of which existed in any capacity prior to being named CEO? Who do you think has HR keeping these people installed in the company while running out their opposition? Hell, who do you think bailed them out of their antitrust woes? Why do you think Satya is never surprised by interview questions and is only thrown softballs? Brad Smith baby, that’s who and why.

While the CEO position has changed hands several times, Brad Smith’s role in the company has only increased exponentially and is to the point where he is both wearing the pants and leading the dance while Satya is wearing the skirt and doing what he’s told. Brad is so powerful that he seems to have a millionaire for an indentured servant in Satya. Similar is probably true of Sundar Pichai and Google but I cannot speak from firsthand experience. As much as they try to run on their merit, the reality is that no one even knew who they were before being name CEO nor do they have any real background in the duties required of a CEO at this scale for that matter; those qualities aren’t requirements of figureheads.

More on Smith, based on an insider:

Further and with the influence of corporate legal teams in mind, we would also have to see significant movement among the ranks of their internal and external council in order to justify the type of systemic change that Microsoft is purporting. But rather than changing their legal team from a crack team specializing in beating back anti-trust allegations around the world, Microsoft kept many of the same lawyers on their payroll that bailed them out of their anti-trust woes both domestically and abroad. They even promoted Brad Smith, the Jose Baez of anti-trust, to the president role of the company.

Meanwhile, Microsoft still continues to retain Bill Gates Sr.’s firm KL Gates firm which represents other wholesome companies such as Goldman Sachs, Halliburton, Blackwater, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo among others. That said, it simply doesn’t make sense to keep such people and firms around unless you’re behaving the same way that necessitated them in the first place.

A reminder that Microsoft's true leader is the son of a Halliburton attorney:

With the above in mind, it’s quite obvious that Satya is towing the company line and deferring ethical decisions to his legal and PR teams while parroting whatever said teams mandate that he say. But ethics deferred are ethics abandoned and this is especially true when one defers to the likes of corporate counsel, PR teams, or the bastardized logic of regimes. As is the case for a proper figurehead, you would be hard-pressed to find Satya going against the grain of anything that Microsoft has become notorious for. None of which is a hallmark of the leadership qualities and ethical stances that he is supposedly a champion of.

While he’s positioned as a techno demigod in the media, Nadella is not even allowed to check his email according to his legal team which is a solid indicator of who is truly wearing the pants at Microsoft. That said, how much sway corporate counsel has within an organization the size of Microsoft often goes overlooked. When you’re walking the line between legal and criminal as Microsoft has done historically, you tend to do whatever your lawyer tells you to do and this is no different for a corporation. And this is especially the case at a law firm with a software problem such as Microsoft which was founded by the affluenza’d son of a Halliburton attorney.

Politicians should not listen to Microsoft on anything (but Microsoft bribes them to). Microsoft isn't even paying its taxes. It effectively stole about 30 billion dollars from the state in recent years, not counting all the bailouts and sabotage of computer systems.

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