Digital: Ex Post

February 02, 2005

Wired News conducts a clinic in bad journalism

Ed Bott: Wired News conducts a clinic in bad journalismWell, having spent a fair amount of time around Microsoft’s campus, I can tell you that this story is mostly … what’s the word I’m looking for here? Ah yes, bullshit. I have no doubt that lots of Microsoft employees own iPods. But taking an offhand remark from an unknown source (who may or may not have a hidden agenda and who may or may not know what he’s talking about) and extrapolating it to the entire campus is just silly.""

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