“People from left and right across the web are taking minor issues and blowing them out of all proportion to create this false sense of ‘outrage’ against some perceived threat from the cupertino company,” Fitzgerald writes. “It seems the politics of ‘phoney [sic] outrage’ has become so prevalent in the world of political discourse that it’s seeping into the mindset of everyone with an axe to grind.”
Fitzgerald writes, “[Take the recent] email exchange between Gawker’s Ryan Tate and Steve Jobs. Steve is calm and collected and Ryan is in my opinion childish and hot headed… As with many of Apple’s innovations, Apple has created a widely successful product that defines a genre, and then a group of highly vocal commenters rails against it because they think the product should actually be defined their way, not Apple’s, and because it’s not their vision that is somehow limiting choice.”
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