“The New York Times, you may recall, won a Pulitzer Prize last month for turning up the heat on Apple in a nine-part series — seven of which were based on the dubious premise that Apple was more guilty than its competitors of such sins as outsourcing work, sidestepping taxes, using patents as weapons and turning a blind eye on labor abuses in its Asian supply chain,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Fortune. “Why the New York Times picked on Apple is no mystery. The world’s most valuable company made a big, fat target guaranteed to draw readers — not to mention gullible Pulitzer jurists.”

“But the premise of Tuesday’s piece is bizarre, even for the Times. The thesis is clearly spelled out in the headline (Foxconn Tries to Move Past the iPhone) and in the nut graph: ‘But now Foxconn, a potent symbol of the perks and perils of globalization, is taking a step that, not all that long ago, would have seemed unthinkable: it is contemplating life far, far beyond Apple,'” P.E.D. writes. “Yes, readers, Apple is doomed, and to survive Cupertino’s demise Foxconn must strike out on its own.”

P.E.D. writes, “Why would Foxconn be doing this? You have to read all the way to the kicker to discover that the Times‘ sources think that Terry Gou [founder and chairman of Foxconn] might not be trying to get away from Apple after all. In fact, it might be just the opposite.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The NYT is irrevocably broken. Sans credibility, the NYT is just a waste of paper and bits. We pity the trees that were felled, the phosphors burned, and the LEDs drooped in order for Times’ hacks to spread their transparent bile.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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