Originally Posted by Frood
He's had two similar rants along that same vein (the 'iOS7 is Apple's buggiest release ever' one and this one). His job basically boils down to writing articles that are very heavily biased in Apple's favor and portraying them as news- so it seems a little dubious that he would jump and down and rant about how anyone who once reported less than glowing news about Apple is biased against them. I've seen quite a few very positive Apple articles in USA Today. At least he stopped short of calling the rest of the press outside of AppleInsider the 'lame-stream' media, but it doesn't seem like he's far from it.
I don't care if the press is 'mean,' or highlights something that is less than glowing about *any* company; the more important question to me would be are the articles right or wrong?
Instead of screaming 'unfair' I'd have liked to see counter articles:
'iOS7 is Apples most robust and bug free release to date' and then back it with the data he claims the other articles didn't research...
'iPhone 5c sales poised to soar above expectations' and make an argument for it...
Without countering their fundamental points the articles do come across like a lot of wheel spinning, and in fact end up hurting his cause...
In one article he spends much of his rant comparing the 5c to the Surface. Really??!! I wouldn't be so quick to lump those two together just yet- there is still at least hope for the 5c (and the Surface too- just not the Surface RT).
The other rant basically served to validate the article he was trying to debunk- the comments were littered with Apple users who were encountering issues with iOS7. The press reporting on it isn't 'bias' Finding one article that supports his cause and then using that to claim that that represents 'the rest of the media' isn't highly believable. I recall reading plenty of negative reports on the Surface RT before its release, and back in the day Windows got so much bad press that BSOD became household terminology. I didn't view them as biased against Windows, I viewed them as 'mostly right'
One of your problems Frood, is that you don’t understand the meaning of words you like to use. You also don’t understand basic logic.
"Bias" refers to injecting opinion into what is presented as a pure recounting of facts. When you say that an opinion or editorial has "bias," it instantly indicates that you don’t understand what the concept of bias is. Opinions are supposed to express opinion. News stories are not supposed to forward or propagate an opinion; they are supposed to inform with neutrality.
Also, "bias" doesn’t mean writing something that will equally present the opinions of extremists. A story about Michelle Bachman that fails to portray her has being a nutcase is not "unbiased," but rather biased propaganda seeking to subvert reality by portraying her as less than an unhinged fool incapable of her job.
A national newspaper that prints a hit piece that makes broad, general claims that it fails to support with facts, and which it bases its entire premise on comments from a consultant for competitors, on isolated anecdotes, on soundbites from an (IBB) flack that only ever talks positively about Samsung and casts shadows on Apple, is not an "unbiased report." That makes it suitable for criticism.
Nobody is arguing that iOS 7 is flawless. And one doesn’t have to prove that it is to criticize a major newspaper for making specific claims about it that are simply not true.
Windows had metrics supporting its problems with BSOD, and it was known what caused them: kernel panics and poor isolation of privilege. This occured for many years, through many releases.
Sayign that iOS 7, days after its release, has the "same problem" based on one YouTube video is not reporting facts. It appears that iWork apps can cause hardware/iOS crashes. The camera can. There may be other bugs specific to the 5s. It’s been three weeks. If you’re going to report on these issues, you need to present some metrics that show they are not isolated events, especially if you state as a matter of fact, as USA Today did, that 'iOS 7 has more problems than any other release ever' and equate it with Windows NT.