Gizmodo becoming increasingly anti-Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by The Californian, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I don't know how many of you venture over to Gizmodo much but while I find my tech home to be MacRumors, I do make my daily rounds of Engadget, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, TUAW amongst others. Ever since the whole lost iPhone 4 prototype story and the legal consequences Gizmodo has been experiencing I have noticed a dramatic shift in their reporting on Apple to be increasingly negative. I find this to be very poor and irresponsible reporting, but it may just be my bias towards Apple products.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, i noticed this as well. What the hell did they expect? It's very immature and has caused me to lose quite a bit of respect for them...they are obviously butt hurt.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they've always been an immature bunch. which is why i've really never bothered to read them and bother with their stupid antics. a shame to legit bloggers and journalists everywhere.
     
  4. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you blame them?

    If a teacher caught me cheating and gave me an F, well i'd say she's a b***h.
     
  5. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Sure, but you're not a "journalist."

    P-Worm
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well if it makes you feel better, you (gizmodo) lost all your respect the teacher (apple) may have had for you (gizmodo) so your opinion no longer carries any weight
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Maybe they can go drinking with the Psystar gang, and tell war stories of their fights with Apple.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I've visited their site a few times, but didn't like it so I just don't go there any more.
     
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  10. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe you should take your own advice.

    Take note, I didn't post this on Gizmodo.
     
  11. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Really, who didn't see this coming?

    Of course, I've banned from Gawker for a while so pbbbbt. :p
     
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    Couldn't speak on it, as I stopped visiting the site in during the milking, but I believe you OP. Would not surprise me.
     
  13. Saikou macrumors 6502

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    I agree. It's pathetic... Journalists shouldn't take bias either way, they should present the facts and let their audience choose a side based on their findings.

    Also, has anyone else noticed the unbelievably high amount of BP oil spill related posts on gizmodo? All of them take a very negative stance against BP. I agree it's a tragedy and everything that can be done should be done to clean it up. But... why gizmodo? you're a gadget blog for crying out loud. report on the robots trying to fix the spill, but anything beyond that is out of your territory, giz!

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not happy with BP. But anyone believing they aren't doing everything they can to fix this (gizmodo) has a screw loose. I'm sure BP isn't too thrilled with the lost oil profits, much less receiving the worst publicity any company has seen since dare I say enron??

    A high percentage of my portfolio is in offshore oil (not BP specifically, but you can bet your bottom dollar that entire industry, BP or not has been affected negatively) so i'm as unhappy as the next guy - BUT what the hell is gizmodo doing reporting on it every 3rd post? Why is this irking me so much? Maybe it's because I once liked Gizmodo. Ugh.
     
  14. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    "Journalists" shouldn't be purchasing stolen merchandise, the legal ramifications of which they should have understood before trying to hide behind the law themselves.
     
  15. calderone macrumors 68040

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    I stopped visiting months ago, along with all the other Gawker sites.
     
  16. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I just went over and checked out two of their stories about the re-revealed and the retina display. They both come off very brash and you can sense some hostility towards Apple. The comments on the articles are just down right rude and anti Apple. Good lord.
     
  17. numlock macrumors 68000

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    it wasnt gizmodo that hijacked a lot of tv sets during some electronic show a few years ago was it?
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well maybe, but very very few of them manage to do that.
     
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    They spat there dummy and now there throwing a fit.
    Shouldn't steal other kids toys especially if the other boy is older than you.
     
  20. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Yep it was.

    Gizmodo shows perfectly how our generation act today. They believe they can do whatever they want without consequences.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't say I'm surprised given the recent banning of them at WWDC
     
  22. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Giz has lost a lot of credibility. Some may feel they never had the credibility to lose. I used to consider Giz and Engadget as essentially the same. Now I don't even bother going to Giz because I don't trust that their information is correct because they became part of the story and now have an agenda.
     
  23. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    I felt hurt at Gizmodo. They might be immature, but it's obvious that Apple could handle the situation better too.

    One is immature, the other one is an immature bully.

    Also, the general tone on Macrumors is changing and there is growing concern about Apple's practices, so I suppose, there must be some justification at least to a certain extent to Gizmodo's issues.
     
  24. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Expecting maturity from a tech professional is pretty funny. Steve Jobs is one the most powerful men in the industry right now and look at the state of him.

    Just read a site you feel comfortable with and move on.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    Exactly, we see a mix of arrogance and immaturity from him, and likewise many tech sights exhibit similar qualities.
     

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