Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
Apple Apple doesn't have a particularly healthy relationship with the press; it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like, and has tried to keep information under wraps that a journalist tried to uncover via the Freedom of Information Act. Now, however, it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.
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RE[2]: WTF?
by haus on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:28 UTC in reply to "RE: WTF?"
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"In the last few months I think the situation has started to shift a bit, and it certainly isn't isolated to osnews. I see many of the same stories on other sites."

I do to, but they report the negative news relative to the negativity that comes out of the company in proportion to the positive news. No, that doesn't mean make the negative and positive coverage equal... it means make it proportionate to the amount of negative or positive news coming out of the company.

"Regardless, I don't think of most of the stories you linked to as "negative" or "positive". They are simply news"

I labeled those stories accordingly to avoid the comment you just made. The majority of the stories are in fact negative.

"They are simply news - most of which were not even written by osnews staff, only linked to."

The implication here is that OS News would link to the positive news if someone supplied it to them. I know they they don't do this as they don't link to the positive content... at least none that I ever submitted.

"I'm sure there may be a few truly negative opinion pieces, but frankly so what - if you go back a bit further than 3 months you will find _loads_ of the opposite."

As I mentioned, I've been following this site for a long time and rarely have I seen a positive piece about Apple here.

>>"My only conclusion is that all the other tech news sites are the ones that are out of sync."

"I would have to agree with your conclusion"

Interesting. Your comment says a lot about your motives.

Lest someone kill this thread for being off topic, please don't reply... otherwise your comment will warrant yet another reply... unless your goal is to get the thread killed which again, says a lot about your motives.

Edited 2009-08-18 01:30 UTC

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