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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Poor journalism? Not posting news that reflects Apple in a poor light.

(BEFORE I START: Please dont turn this thread into a Apple vs <competitor> thread)

Ok, hopefully without opening a can of worms, can I ask why MacRumors does this?

Today you've posted an article on the homepage about Samsung dropping the EU injunction request, knowing full well it'll create the usual 50 page thread of arguments from armchair experts.

At the same time, earlier today this happened: http://news.yahoo.com/judge-denies-a...044313478.html

Why did MacRumors not report on it?

It's not like its something that just slipped the net either, this happens all the time, and I know because I myself have submitted them numerous times, and they have never been posted.

It's coming across that you'll only post it if it makes Apples competitor (regardless of who it is) look bad.

To add to this, there's also the Google Maps story from yesterday, which you managed to turn from "Google Maps was installed on 1 in 10 iPhones within the forst 48 hours" into "Though 10 million is a significant number, it still represents just a fraction of iOS users. Only three days after iOS 6 was released on September 21"

The Google Maps and iOS comparison isn't just silly, its downright idiotic. Comparing an entire OS update (Which flags up as a notification on the handset) and an app installation, of which there was zero advertisement for, so your average joe wouldn't have heard about it very quickly.

Lets also not forget that the figures MacRumors quoted for iOS 6 downloads included iPod Touch and iPad. Given that the Google Maps app is iPhone only right now, and that its not something you'd probably want/need on an iPad or iTouch, it's a ridiculous jab at Google.

I'd like to hear what Juli Clover and Eric Slivka have to say about these two issues. It feels, sometimes like the two of these editors are die-hard Apple fans who feel they must twist a story to make it favor Apple, instead of being professional, and fair with their posts.

I'm not the only one who's noticed, what's coming across as pretty poor journalism:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...4&postcount=40
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...8&postcount=44
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...4&postcount=46
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...78&postcount=3
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...06&postcount=7
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...1&postcount=10
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...0&postcount=17
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...6&postcount=31
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...0&postcount=32
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...5&postcount=43
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...3&postcount=60

I could go on, but I dont fancy going through 12 pages.
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