"Be Cynical About Frickin' Google": Yahoo CEO

Carol Bartz says she is tired of media cynicism

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009  |  Updated 8:30 AM PDT
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I wonder what she said to raise eyebrows at this Yahoo! meeting?

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You can always count on a good freaking quote from Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz.

The leader of the Internet giant has been known to use a colorful adjective or two in the middle of interviews and at a press conference Tuesday, Bartz didn't disappoint.

When asked about the media's possible obsession with change at Yahoo, Bartz seized the opportunity to lambast tech reporters and Google.

"I just want to transplant all you guys out of this sort of cynicism you're in," she said. "I mean, why are you cynical about us? Be cynical about frickin' Google. Leave us alone."

And in true Carol Bartz fashion she added, "see you got it, you got me pissed off."

But it might be shareholders who are pissed off in the end, if Yahoo's new $100 million re-branding campaign doesn't go a major way in the new CEO's promise to deliver results in a year or two.

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