Monday, March 06, 2006
Dell Schanze or Super Dell Has A Melt Down
"This is thanks to all of you," Schanze told reporters gathered outside the Jordan Commons Megaplex. "All the media in Utah are liars and murderers . . . . I would not want to be in your shoes having caused this. You are agents of Satan and you need to repent." Salt Lake Tribune
Schanze is awaiting trial May 10 on charges he sped through a Draper neighborhood and pulled a 10mm handgun after being confronted by several angry residents. Schanze, who says he was defending himself and his 8-year-old daughter against "a gang of vigilantes," is charged with brandishing a weapon, reckless driving and lying to police. He recently lost a lawsuit for discrimination and has openly admitted that he is involved in an IRS audit.
Super Dell has always been a brash love him or hate Utah original. If you have seen Dell lately in the media he has become quite the over the top nutcase in front of reporters. This last tirade was hilarious. I wish that there were video clips to go with this post. Every time I have seen him in the media in the last six months he seems like he might be on drugs. Weird.
He blames the media that made him a star and entrepreneur success for his downfall. Actually Super dork it was you yourself blaming everyone but yourself for your silly actions. This is PR 101. When a scandal breaks and you are involved apologize and be repentant. Has he not seen the melt down of hundreds of successful people.
The Deseret News was full of advice for Super Dell.
Schanze caused own downfall
Dell Schanze's recent attack on the local news media, going so far as to call them "liars and murderers" and "angels of Satan," is just more of the same ludicrous hyperbole and self-promotion we have come to expect from this 24-karat ignoramus. For Schanze to attack the media for spotlighting him is the ultimate reduction to absurdity. Through this entire affair, Schanze has courted media attention as zealously as a love-starved hero courts the girl of his dreams. Schanze's real bitterness lies in his own inability to manipulate the media to his advantage. He opened Pandora's box but didn't like what he got.
Schanze sold great computers. That much is true. But his downfall is his own grating personality. Schanze slit his own throat by annoying the Dell out of everyone.
Kudos on a great letter and “24-karat ignoramus” I will have to use this one later…. Sorry his computers suck…
Super Dell needs to grow up
Dell Schanze needs to grow up and take responsibility for his actions. This man has never met a camera or a news reporter he didn't like. It is not the media's fault his business failed. It is not the media's fault he drove 80 miles an hour through a residential neighborhood. He is a prime example of the "it's everybody else's fault but mine" train of thought. I feel sorry for the ex-employees of his company.
Salt Lake City
Totally Awesome Computers Its more a letter of what happened.
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Your analogy would only make sense if you didn't crucify yourself to begin with. Over the years you have spread hatred towards all your competitors and anyone who spoke out against your company.
You sir, have spread hate, you crucified yourself on camera, and only you are to blame for your own actions. You let your family down, your employees, and all your customers. Most of your employees think you're crazy, I think you are an attention loving whore.
I believe in Karma, and what goes around comes around. The media gave you a little bit of rope and you finally hung yourself. It's your fault, nobody else's but your own.
If you decide to go back into business try to point out the positive merits of your own company (if any) rather than tearing down your competition.
I hope you find peace, and I wish your family well.