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“Fake Steve Jobs” Says CNBC’s Jim Goldman “Got Punked” Over Apple Reporting

“I’m a big boy, I can handle it.”

That’s how CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief Jim Goldman responded to Newsweek’s Steve Lyons during CNBC Reports last night.

Lyons, who until July blogged at Fake Steve, said Goldman “got played” and “got punked” by his Apple sources over his reporting on the real Steve Jobs‘ health.

His CNBC colleague Dennis Kneale asked Goldman point blank: “Do you feel you were lied to by your sources?”

Goldman: “I believe that up until this past week, that I have been sourced very well on this story and reported exactly what I was told, and I believed what I reported.”

Silicon Alley Insider reports “a source close to the situation says Dan Lyons believes he has been banned” from CNBC. CNBC spokesperson Kevin Goldman says Lyons is NOT banned.

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