Originally Posted by dubiousutility
I have to say, the reporting on this from AI seems quite poor from an objectivity standpoint.
I fear you're confusing PR spin control with journalism.
I don't believe AI see themselves as a news site - rather it's a blog for Apple enthusiasts I think, with freelance contributors providing the 'news' leads. How those contributors are chosen is something only AI's owners and mods know for sure, but it seems clear that DED (including his other aliases) has a standing arrangement to feature his 'work' in the news space when he feels so motivated.
Which is often.
Mostly these are hatchet-job pieces on Apple's enemy of the moment, like Adobe, RIM, Google, Android, and so on. In fact I'm certain that nothing he provides is other than such attacks, or alternatively, rah-rah pieces praising Apple.
"Daniel" is a "flack", a PR spin-meister whose fulltime job it seems is to both bolster the Apple corporate line and chew out their opposition under assumed names and at various sites across the blogosphere. Whatever "Death Grip hysteria may end Monday with iOS 4.01
" is, it sure ain't journalism.