Nilay Patel of the Verge Twitter temper tantrum after criticism of his watch review

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    I had said it but I'll say it again: "Nilay Patel.. 'nough said". (for his childish tantrum)

    (Love all of these though lol)
     
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    That guy is downright strange. Actually, he's creepy.
     
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    Dang, I was kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt since a lot of people seemed to be criticizing him as a sort of knee-jerk reaction to anyone who criticizes Apple, but he does seem like jerk in those tweets. I thought it might even be a parody account or something, but apparently not.
     
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  8. macgeek01, Apr 14, 2015
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    Especially ironic that he "doesn't want to fit in and be a ****** suit" yet wears one in the video. He acted like it was such a personal attack when he could have seen the humor in it and had a laugh and joked back but instead goes into full on d bag mode. I have to thank him for the entertainment and amusement!
     
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    Uh ya think?! There was a few that seemed slightly racist.
     
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    Oh my! But I agree someone who would wear that past the 80's should not be giving fashion advice.
     
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    How could I take seriously a criticism from someone who can't take criticism himself? That whole article from Verge reviewing Apple Watch is a false from beginning. And yet media will quote it endlessly for reference. :rolleyes:
     
  13. macgeek01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would have expected him to come out and say he over retracted but haven't noticed anything. Poor guys needs to see a therapist and work on his self esteem and anger management. If he doesn't then there should be some more entertainment in the future however. What a hilarious train reck. I don't say these things because any of his criticism of the watch. Just because the way he handled himself when someone brought up a valid criticism of his own criticism. One again super ironic!
     
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    someone should tweet this page to him.. it would be fun :p :D :cool:
     
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    Apple watch is a fashion accessory, first and foremost. It's just part of the biz
     
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    The guy seriously needs to get a sense or perspective. He has done himself absolutely no favours, unless he plans to apply for an international teddy throwing contest.

    As for the "old white guy" remark. I wonder what his response would have been if a poster had commented that he didn't want to dress like a "approaching middle aged brown guy"? I suspect he and the internet would have gone apoplectic.
     
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    It's not even like we're even dissing or attacking the dude. He straight up did those things to himself foot in mouth.
     
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    This was my thought. If you're gonna pass judgement on a band as "ridiculous" in your review, be prepared to take criticism when you're wearing something rather ridiculous yourself.

    "Old man critiquing my spiky bracelet is juuuuuust my favorite" Accept you just criticized something thousands of people are going to be wearing so maybe they will defend their argument by questioning your fashion sense.

    Childish. Dude is gonna regret all of that in the heat of the moment
     
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    This is just too funny. He really did get fired up about it but I'm sure that's what most of us were thinking after that "Feeling ridiculous with the milanese band" comment.
     
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    Makes sense, one of his major "criticisms" was that the watch was a constant interruption. Remember the fake "bar" scene?

    Right, because when smart phones with push notifications came around humanity suddenly forgot how to ignore a notification to check later.

    The Verge is 100% complete trash, and so is this guy. Sad thing his, he's "Twitter Verified". Since when does Twitter let children like him become verified?
     
  22. macgeek01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I totally cracked up when the review first came out and he said that. From that point forward I found it hard to not be subjective about his review.
     
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    Why is Nilay even responding to this. He does not have to explain his taste. His work speaks for itself.
     
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    Just another reason MacRumors.com needs to stop linking Verge articles, videos, and anything on their news posts.
     

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