“The New York Times appears to have lost its invitation to the Apple party in a vein similar to Gawker Media’s Gizmodo blog, after printing a series of scathing reports that described the company as indifferent to terrible worker conditions in China,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider.
“A report by Erik Wemple of the Washington Post highlighted an exclusive interview Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook granted the Wall Street Journal, noting that the piece wasn’t just a juicy scoop for the Journal, but also ‘pain for the shunned,’ particularly the New York Times, which Wemple called “the most aggressive pursuer of Apple-related news on the planet.”
Dilger writes, “Not only was the Times passed over for an interview with Cook, but it also appeared to be studiously ignored by Apple in the prerelease presentation and week long preview of OS X Mountain Lion that the company offered to everyone from Macworld to independent bloggers including John Gruber of Daring Fireball and Jim Dalrymple of the Loop.”
Read more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Justified. Apple should continue refuse to work with those who practice blatant yellow journalism.
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