Originally Posted by CGJ
Why don't they focus on deforestation in Brazil, instead of publishing a bunch of worthless numbers that no one actually pays attention to?
Originally Posted by Wiggin
Greenpeace is far more interested in marketing their own brand than anything else, and Apple has given them an avenue to get their name in the news.
Originally Posted by kpluck
Guess bank accounts are a little low. Time for some fundraising.
Originally Posted by GQB
So now Greenpeace needs to join Consumer Reports in tailgating Apple's visibility to get their own publicity? Sad. Two formerly great organizations reduced to trolling.
All right on - except the "formerly great" as applied to Greenpeace - which has always been over the top.
Call it the Greenpeace/Daisey/et al Effect: If you're going nowhere fast, make trumped up accusations against Apple.
If an analyst, make dire predictions. If you're in the Win Forever camp, say that Flashback means OS X is now as vulnerable as Windows. If you're a blogger, speculate rampantly about the prospect of Android tablets displacing the iPad "Real Soon Now." Or just fume. If aggrieved and greedy, organize a class action suit over some minor nonsense. Spurious patent suits. Etc., etc., etc. Collectively, all of this is a whole industry in and of itself!
And... ...in places of honor (such as it is), if you're an increasingly irrelevant consumer organization make hay out of antenna and warm iPad back kerfuffles. Or if a fat, semi-talented monologist with nothing exciting to monologize about, go to China, make up a bunch of shit about Foxconn and get to Broadway.
And... ...starting from quite a few years ago now, if you're a rag-tag bunch of environmental activists who sensationalize everything (because like Daisey you believe your frothing is "truer than the truth") who haven't been able to get a headline of late, make Apple the focus of your dirty energy campaign.
As several have said, it's not "bowling for dollars," it's "trolling for dollars." Or to rework another old axiom, "No one ever got FEWER web hits for attacking Apple."