“A new profile of Apple’s chief executive, titled ‘Tim Cook, Making Apple his own’ actually says little about Cook and virtually nothing noteworthy about how he is leading Apple,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider. “Instead, the New York Times simply recounts more predictions of doom for the company in a piece filled with fictions and fallacy.”

“Unsurprisingly, the article’s authors Matt Richtel and Brian X. Chen have to admit early on that Cook ‘declined to be interviewed for this article.’ It’s not hard to understand why,” Dilger writes. “Richtel may be best known for his bizarre hit piece castigating Apple for working to sell iPads to schools in 2011. Chen even more famously skewered Apple for even attempting to sell its iPhone in Japan, where he assured his Wired readers that the nation hated it. He even crafted quotes from people in Japan saying how “lame” the iPhone was, even if those quotes were actually completely fabricated.”

“Then of course, there’s the New York Times itself, the publication Richtel and Chen are currently writing for, which printed its ‘iEconomy’ series exclusively blaming Apple for everything wrong in the industry,” Dilger writes. “Even Yukari Iwatani Kane, who kicked off the ‘Japan hates the iPhone’ meme and crafted a masterpiece of delusional Apple doomsaying in her widely panned book ‘Haunted Empire,’ could likely anticipate that Cook wasn’t going to volunteer any insight to the Times, given her recounting of the aftermath of ‘iEconomy’ in a meeting between Cook, the series’ lead reporter Charles Duhigg and the Times editorial board. ‘I think you set out to write this story,’ Cook told the journalists. ‘There was nothing that we could have said that was going to change it.'”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The New York Times gets crappier with each successive year.

When you know a subject inside and out and then read obvious falsehoods and fabrications in the New York Times, you have to wonder what else they’re falsifying and fabricating.

When the so-called “paper of record” is a joke, a “free” country stands on a rotten foundation.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Jim” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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