CNET.com, do you guys ever notice how they attack Apple especially their ipods?

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  1. Mood macrumors regular

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    That's all there is to it. Who can point me to an Apple related article at this site that doesn't have something negative to say about the good folks in Cupertino CA? Even when reporting on their successes, the editors at C|Net consistently tinge their message with some kind of FUD generating speculation pointing to their impending doom. This device is in a whole other genre of devices - not even a second cousin to the iPod...

    go to cnet.com and it'll be saying 5 reasons not to buy an ipod. it does this over and over again every day (with different articles)
     
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    reason #1....

    NOT GAPLESS

    stupid bloody things
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    Yeah I have noticed this a lot, but then again CNet is paid by people to review their crap. I never look to them except for real life user reviews.
     
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    Mood, I don't know how to thank you. That was some of the funniest stuff I've seen in a while. My eyes teared up, I was laughing so hard... :D
     
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  12. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    Man, I saw those a couple of months ago and I still can't get that "developers developers developers developers" bit outta my head :eek:
     
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    I visit CNet daily and have been quite agravated by them lately. As much as they report about the iPod, they also go against it. CNet makes no sense to me anymore. One day they are making a shrine to it and the next they are trashing it down.

    One thing to understand about CNet is that they ARE VERY ad based and paid for their reviews. Look around their page. It's flooded with Dell ads. As a result almost every Dell product is highly rated. Look at the advertisements and look at the ratings. The payoffs are quite obvious.

    And all this I believe is driven by the editors. The head editor tries to speak like he knows tech but he doesn't and he hates anything not Dell/MS.
     
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    I said it befere, and I'll say it again....

    It's funny on how much work he has to do to get the crowd going. In contrast to Steve Jobs, he just walks on stage and people cheer (referring to Keynotes).
     
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    then don't watch this 2nd versino of it

    http://achurch.org/media/ballmer.avi
     
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    CNET is clearly biased by their ad content, but I'm
    actually pleased with many of the articles in eWeek
    and extremetech.

    You still get some pretty strong Windows bias from a few of the contributing writers, but they can't find much wrong with Mac OSX and those who really try it have been very impressed.
     
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    How do you watch these .avis? My quicktime is missing components, and in an Unapple-like move, they send you to a component pages where YOU figure out what you need. :confused:

    Lost-T
     
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    Doesn't work for me either. Although I did hear some [scary] audio using Real Player on my PC :eek:
     

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