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Steve Jobs’ Widow Laurene Powell Sailed the Riviera as Her ‘Atlantic’ Magazine Demanded Lockdown and Social Isolation

Steve Jobs’ billionaire widow Laurene Powell was sunning herself with friends aboard her 260-foot luxury yacht Venus sailing the waters of the Mediterranean in the south of France at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily Mail published shots in July, 2020 of her enjoying freedom while the rest of the world was isolating and society fractured by government decree, all while the Atlantic magazine she co-owns demanded tougher penalties for those defying lock-down orders and compulsory vaccination programs.

Powell’s $110 million super yacht was originally commissioned by her late husband Steve Jobs in 2008 but he died of cancer before it was completed.

The California-based billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist, 56, likes to share it with family and friends amongst the elites who call the sunny southern coast off Cannes home for the holidays.

Venus (super yacht designed by Philippe Starck), Port de Palma, Majorca, Spain

Laurene Powell’s 260-foot luxury super yacht Venus alongside Port de Palma, Majorca, Spain. (Wikipedia)

That was then and this is now.

Her pandemic holiday jaunt preceded the far-left Atlantic, a publication she has been increasingly investing in and controlling since 2017, calling this week for a coronavirus pandemic “amnesty” because “we need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID.”

As Breitbart News outlined, Jobs’s publication previously stated the unvaccinated should “face scorn among their peer group” and “may even be happy to have an excuse to protect themselves,” and the Biden administration should force the unvaccinated to give up “certain societal benefits” to practice their individuality and freedom of choice.

But Jobs, “one of the world’s most important philanthropists,” enjoys many benefits her wealth generates: namely, having freedom of choice to fly her private jets anywhere and at any time she chooses.

“If you submit to heightened scrutiny in advance,” the Jobs publication continued last year, the “TSA PreCheck lets you go through security without taking off your shoes; a no-fly list keeps certain people off the plane entirely.”

Laurene Powell Jobs speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative September 2022 Meeting at New York Hilton Midtown on September 19, 2022 in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Clinton Global Initiative)

Magazines, including the Atlantic, on display in a bookstore in San Francisco, California. The Atlantic cover story promo asks ‘Is Democracy Dying?’ In 2017, billionaire investor and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, acquired majority ownership of the title. (Robert Alexander/Getty)

Jobs’s wealth and inferred status is detailed in Breitbart News’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow’s book, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruptions, which “exposes the hidden connections between the establishment media and the activist left.”

As Marlow details, Jobs’s past is a privileged one. She attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford and then worked for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

Powell “married well and inherited a lot of money, and her wealth is tied up in some of world’s biggest companies,” Marlow continues. “She is the establishment.”

“The decline of print and independent media has created an opportunity for monied partisans to launder their political activism through established media brands. Courier seemingly shows how far that exploitation has gone,” Marlow concludes.

Now the coronavirus has passed as a public issue of broad concern, Powell is backing away from talking of harsh penalties for those who chose not to vaccinate and pleads for global understanding.

The Atlantic piece reads like a fanfare for the common man (and woman) with its earnest plea for forgiveness, “We have to put these fights aside and declare a pandemic amnesty. We can leave out the wilful purveyors of actual misinformation while forgiving the hard calls that people had no choice but to make with imperfect knowledge.”

Peace, love and understanding.

All delivered from an owner who enjoyed the deck of a professionally crewed, multi-million dollar yacht sailing the azure waters of the Mediterranean as the rest of the world was crushed by lockdowns.

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