How the Mainstream Press Works

Michael Gartenberg:

Had another funny call with a media outlet this morning. When I called them back on the Apple/EMI news, first question was. “Do you think this is a bad thing for Apple and EMI.” When I said “no, it’s a good thing”, they said “thanks for calling but we only want to talk to someone who thinks this is a bad thing.”

This is exactly why so many people have so little respect for “the media”: because so many reporters are hacks. Gartenberg should name the outlet and, if possible, the reporter in question.

(Thanks to Rajesh.)

Friday, 6 April 2007