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: WTF?
by galvanash on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:21 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
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With that said, the vast majority of the information reported about Apple on this site is negative. This isn't the case on any of the other sites i visit of which there are many. The trend is typically positive on the other sites. Knowing that Thom isn't Anti Apple (again because he has repeatedly said so) It makes me wonder why this site is so out of sync?


What "other" sites you are referring to? Apple historically has gotten very good press because frankly there wasn't much on the surface to complain about, earnings have been great and they have been very good at PR.

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.

Regardless, I don't think of most of the stories you linked to as "negative" or "positive". They are simply news - most of which were not even written by osnews staff, only linked to. 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. If you ask me its about time...

Knowing that Thom isn't anti Apple (because he's said so) 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, since almost all of the tech news sites I visit are carrying much of the same Apple stuff as osnews.

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v RE[2]: WTF?
by haus on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:28 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
RE[3]: WTF?
by galvanash on Tue 18th Aug 2009 03:29 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Interesting. Your comment says a lot about your motives.


Motives? I was simply replying to your post honestly. I don't have any motives. In fact if you want to look at my comment history you'll probably find most of what I say about Apple to be positive, or at the least indifferent.

The difference between me and you is I'm not mad about osnews posting so called "negative" stories about Apple, I'm mad at Apple for doing so many dunder-headed things in the last few months that are news worthy. I honestly hope they get a grip on things and we can get back to seeing news about how awesome their latest product is...

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.


For the record, I don't know who modded your post down, but it wasn't me. If the thread gets killed oh well...

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