The media jerks our chains because they’ve forgotten how to do their jobs

“Can we really change the subject from Steve Jobs’ health to Apple’s holiday sales results?” Philip Elmer-DeWitt asks for Fortune.

“One day we’re supposed process the news that Steve Jobs is too sick to run world’s most valuable technology company,” P.E.D. reports. “The next we’re expected to report — as if nothing had happened — the financial details of what everybody expects will be Apple’s biggest quarter ever.”

P.E.D. reports, “So before we shift gears and start talking about the quarterly results scheduled to be released after the markets close today, let’s at least acknowledge — with no disrespect to Mr. Jobs and no less compassion for what he and his family are going through — that Apple is pulling our chains.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Journalists are supposed to report the facts regardless of the speed at which they arrive while keeping their personal opinions to themselves.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale E” for the heads up.]

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