Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Hundreds of hit pieces in the US every year. Nothing actually happens to Apple.
It's fine. Only idiots believe that crap anyway.
Yes. I know.
*** However, this particular journalistic mobbing was rather special, because of where it was shown. That is, on our main public channel (ARD). They are technically "publicly owned and politically independent"... repeat: technically. It is by far the most watched, available, and "public opinion forming" channel across the country. Consider them similar to BBC One. They are normally known for some pretty hard-hitting although factual reporting, and do get called out publicly from time to time if they don't show unbiased journalism.
Anyway... the whole charade last night ended up causing quite a stir across Twitter, Facebook, the rest of the media outlets including of course MacWelt, and surprisingly even Die Welt (The World).
If anyone cares (translation by Google):Donnerwetter, das iPhone ersäuft im Bier!
Ein missglücktes Rentnerexperiment, ein absurder Biertest und weggelassene Informationen: "Markencheck Apple" nannte die ARD ihre Auseinandersetzung mit dem Hersteller von iPhone, iPad & Co.
Headline translated by me "Oh My Gawd! The iPhone Drowns in Beer"A failed pensioner experiment, an absurd beer test, and omitted information: "Apple Brand Check" is what ARD called their confrontation with the manufacturer of iPhone, iPad & Co.
*** Just in case anyone is wondering why Germany at the moment is showing such horrible iOS/iPhone activations... and why they are likely to go even lower with this kind of propaganda against them.